I know you have seen lace crowns before on blogs, but I did this one a little different. I had a vision of what I wanted but, it took me a while to come up with a fabric stiffener that actual worked. I tried Mod Podge that didn't work, in fact I had to throw that lace away. I tried a liquid spray on fabric stiffener and that didn't work, if it sprays on it isn't thick enough to actually stiffen the lace. Then I tried Aleene's Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid and that worked great. It looks like Elmer's school glue and that is the right consistency to get the lace to stand up enough to form a crown. I laid my lace out on a piece of wax paper and placed the fabric stiffener into a plate and rolled it all over the lace covering it completely. I let it dry for at least 24 hours and then I was ready to form my crown.
length of lace as desired (My lace was 15 inches long and 3 inches wide) Lace was provided by my sponsor Wholeport
Aleene's Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid
sponge craft roller
coffee can or other shaping device
desired length and width of ribbon (My ribbon was 45 inches long and about 3/4 inch wide)
I shaped my lace into a circle by rolling it around a coffee can. Then I took a 3/4 inch white satin ribbon and taped the end with a little piece of tape making it pointed for threading just like a shoelace.
Then I laced the ribbon at the back to fasten it together. This creates the fairy tale look to my lace crown. This works best with a lace that has an open weave design that can be laced up.
I finished the lace off with a bow and cut the taped edges off with a 45 degree angled cut; letting the lace trail down the back of the crown a good length.
Here is the front.
It could be used for a prop for photography or for your favorite little princess to play dress up.
Thank you to my sponsor Wholeport for supporting this craft project!
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