I’m just like everyone else in that I have Pinterest boards full of things I want to make. “Someday,” I tell myself. Then I find myself pinning more things instead of making any of them. There are a few exceptions, and as an early New Year’s resolution, I plan to make “pin it and actually make it” a regular feature on the blog.
This past year I was really inspired by all of the felt crowns I was seeing on Pinterest. While you can buy some truly beautiful ones on Etsy, they are really very easy to make. You don’t even need a sewing machine as you can hand sew them.
Here are some of my inspirations:
And here are the crowns I’ve made:
The May Day Crown was a play on the bright flower crown above. Next time I will use larger flowers, but I was concerned with Sylvie not tolerating the crown and wanted to make it less noticeable to her. I used a ribbon in the back to tie it on.
I wanted Sylvie’s first birthday crown to specify that she was turning one. This crown was hand-sewn using a combination of embroidery and regular thread. I embroidered patterns, Sylvie’s name, and the number one on the crown. Learning to embroider was my 2010 resolution, and I learned from this book by Jenny Hart. I didn’t make the crown with an elastic back since I only wanted it to fit her on this day. I will make future crowns adjustable so that she can play with them for a while.
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