Sunday, January 18, 2015


A little Sunday evening post was in order to tell you about our new happy head wear. It began last week when Maya used a toilet paper tube as her prompt of the day for her Frivolous Project. I couldn't resist! In 10 minutes I had made and photographed this definitely frivolous cat hat. 
So fun, right? Our "serious party animal" seemed to make a lot of people smile on Instagram. So I made a second.
This weekend my daughter and some friends wanted to get in on the action. "Pet crowns" were the initial goal, but they changed gears once we added some metallic paints to the mix. Royal crowns of their very own were whipped up. With a hole punch and elastic thread, these work beautifully for people. What a fantastic party hat- or just what's needed to feel like a queen for the day. Because they're miniature, these have a "cool" factor that makes them a little more sophisticated then a typical paper crown. Important to keep in mind for 10 year olds. Elastic thread is the key to them feeling "barely there" and being able to sit jauntily on the side of your head.

The sky's the limit to the design possibilities. We just used a few supplies and were totally satisfied.

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic thread
  • Metallic paint
  • Paint brush
  1. Cut 1/4 of the tube off. Use the rest.
  2. Slice shapes out of the top. Classic crown triangles or fringe have been our only designs so far (we really need to branch out!) Fringe can be wrapped around a pencil to create the curl effect on the top or bottom of the crown.
  3. Decorate with paint and tape or whatever strikes your fancy. Let Dry.
  4. Punch two holes on opposites sides from each other.
  5. Knot elastic thread through one hole. Try crown on pull the thread to the other side to gauge the length you'll need for your own comfort. Cut and tie the thread to other hole.
  6. Slip your crown on… your Majesty!

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