Friday, December 30, 2011

Birthday Party Crown Tutorial by Sparkles and Sticks


Hi everyone!  My name is Jaime, and I blog over at Sparkles and Sticks.  I am so excited to be a part of Mary Rebecca's Blog Birthday Party.  Have you wished her a Happy Birthday yet?

I was very inspired by the Birthday Party party Miss James threw for her daughter a few weeks ago- I immediately wanted to make a birthday crown of my own!  Instead, I decided to make one and give it to Mary Rebecca.  Virtually, obviously.

 
Supplies:
a pack of sparkly pipe cleaners in assorted colors.
strong scissors or wire clippers

Star Crown
 


Step One: Attach two pipe cleaners together to form a circular base for your crown.

Step Two: Make your center star.  Start by making a very small crease at the end of your pipe cleaner.  You are going to use this "hook" to attach the two ends of the pipe cleaner.  Then, make ten crisp creases in your pipe cleaner.  The 10 segments you make with these creases form the perimeter of your star.  Manipulate the pipe cleaner until you are happy with the shape of your star.  Make another small hook at the end of your star.  Cut off any excess pipe cleaner and hook the two hooks together to complete your star.

 

Step Three:
 Make four more stars (two medium sized, two small) as described above).

Step 4:  Attach your stars together and to the base of your crown by twisting small pieces of pipe cleaner around the pieces you want to connect.

 

Heart Crown

 

Step One: Attach two pipe cleaners together to form a circular base for your crown.

Step Two: Make your hearts.  Start by making a small crease at the start of your pipe cleaner- this bit will serve as a hook that will help complete your heart.  Bend the rest of your pipe cleaner into the shape of a heart.  Make sure the top humps a round and smooth while the center is a hard crease.  Make another hook at the end of your heart, trim excess pipe cleaner, and hook your heart together.  Make five more hearts, or however many you need to fill your crown.

 

Step Three:  Attach the bottom points of you hearts to the base of your crown by twisting small bits of pipe cleaner around both.  Make sure your hearts are evenly spaced.

Step Four:
 Attach the tops of your hearts together with small pieces of pipe cleaner.  Twist excess pipe cleaner into little circles for a pretty, royal effect.

  
Happy Birthday, Mary Rebecca!

xoxoxo 

Jaime

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