Sunday, 4 August 2013

a lace crown

A friend made their kids some lace crowns recently and I loved them. I googled some instructions and most involved fabric stiffener- something I don't own. I wanted this to be a no cost project so decided to try using pva glue. The final product didn't come out super stiff but it definitely held its shape. M is happy so I'm happy.

Here's how:

1. Make a card crown template of around your little person's head.
2. Cover the card in something plasticy so that the glue wont stick to the card ( I used wide sellotape).
3. Coat some strips of lace in pva ( by dipping it in a small bowl of it).
4. Lay the lace around the card crown and then leave it to dry for a few days- ours dried by the fire overnight.

the template crown

all 'pva-ed' up and drying

finished and what the lace looks like up close

model nerves he he
princess x
Linking in with the lovely Miriam from Create Hope Inspire and becoming the Mama I want to be x

Becoming the Mama I want to be is about taking time to enjoy the journey of parenting, to honour it's value and to hopefully inspire and encourage each other.


  1. cute, cute, cute... how could I adapt it into something I could wear I wonder? Do link in to BMWB tomorrow if you want to

    1. a lace broach perhaps Miriam? Thanks for your comment, will link in for sure : )

  2. isn't she just the cutest! aaannnnd clever!

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    1. Thanks Leonie, its the things they love that I make for next to nothing that give be the biggest buzz : )

  4. Love this, Didn't know you could do this with PVA.... awesome