Friday, July 16, 2010

DIY Crown + Giveaway [CLOSED]

For my daughter's 3rd birthday a few months ago, I made her a "number 3" crown....and it was a HUGE hit! She wears it all the time! I thought I'd make her another crown so she could mix it up a bit--a girl's got to have options!

You'll need:
your favorite paper /cardstock
decorative brads
lace doilies ( I cut them up and add them to everything:)
glitter (of course!)
glue and scissors


Cut your paper on a diagonal to make a crown shape (it takes two diagonal lengths glued together to fit your child's head.)


Once you have your basic crown, start to decorate! I chose to make flowers out of paper fans. Cut two long strips of paper and fold back and forth like a fan. Glue ends together, and the come around to form a circle. Glue. I always secure the backside with a small piece of paper so it's easier to attach.


I made a stem by taking two thin strips of paper--hold them at a 90° angle and fold one over the top of the other, back and forth until it's done.


Attach your flowers, add a little glitter, and VWALLA! You have a crown!!


And one happy little girl!


--
sheena

We told you Sheena was amazing! Isn't her photography spectacular? We just can't get enough of it. If you want to see more of Sheena's photography, go to her blog, the little red house. Thank you, Sheena! What a great week. Don't you think?



If you want to make a crown like Sheena, or some other fun birthday project, we have just the thing for you. Enter our giveaway for a chance to win some Happy Day goodies! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us which post was your favorite this week by Sunday, July 18th at midnight Mountain Time. We will announce the winner Monday. Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner because if we don't hear from the winner within a week we will pick a new one.

Speaking of winners, we still haven't heard from our Holiday Fabric winner. Hurry Kathy Burrow (aka Ryansmaama)! Your e-mail doesn't work and we are going to have to pick a new winner soon.

This giveaway is now closed but you are still welcome to comment.

71 comments:

Nathalie said...

The crown step by step is probably my favorite post but I also loved looking at the photos from the LIttle Things one! Thank you for the chance!

Monika Wright said...

I loved how she shared her life with us, but the photography tips and tricks post was the most appreciated!

Janette said...

Coconut Chocolate Chip cookies, I can't wait to try them =).

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet crown for a sweet little girl! Love the tutorial! My favorite post this week was the COCONUT chocolate chip cookie recipe - you had me a coconut! I'm going to make this recipe over the weekend - can't wait!

Pennie Pastor said...

Definitely the cookies, my hubby will love them! I'm going to surprise him by making him some, he's been studying so hard for his state teaching exam! :)

alisa logue said...

This crown is my favorite project but I really want to make the cookies too! -Alisa

Melinda AKA medialady said...

My favorite is the Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! So I guess you know that I am hungry now!!!

LynnSevillana said...

I was inpired by Sheena's quote about looking at the little things. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in all that's going on I forget to do that, so I appreciated the reminder. Great posts all around!

Wendy Crowe said...

The crown tutorial is awesome! I have girls so this is great for them!!

Thebug415 said...

What a cute crown! I have to say the coconut chocolate chip cookie recipe was great. I think I need to try those soon.

beth said...

I loved the post about "little things" - the photography was beautiful and the writing lovely!

Sarah Lou said...

Ohh i dont think I can go past the freezer jam!!! oh yummo!!!

isabel scrap said...

beautiful crown =
!!!!

la zaz said...

sweet sweet little girl
and thanks for the giveaway!

alexandra M said...

Coconut chocolate was my fav post!

the mustik said...

The crown tutorial is fantastic... thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway

isa dona said...

Love the post concerning Little things.

Guillauma said...

My favorite is the Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies ; yummy !!!!

Scott and Em Hoffman said...

Love the crown post, have two little girls that would loooove some princess crowns!

Scoobie said...

Thank you for a great week, Sheena: your blog posts have been very inspirational! My fav is the "Little things" post. We often forget how important they are - and your photograpic skills inspires me to get out and and have a new look at the details in my everyday life. I even made a layout inspired by this - will upload to my blog tomorrow (Saturday)

Keesha said...

It's a tie between the crown and the cookies! I can't wait to try them both!!

Miss Cooper said...

Hmmmm.... I have to go with the crown! It was so totally amazing!!

Misssmammamurphy31@yahoo.com said...

I really enjoyed the reminder to look at the little things... I'm going to try to slow down and enjoy the small things!

Kirsten Moran said...

The crown is so cute & that is my favorite post for this week, thanks!

Tanya said...

What a cute crown, and an adorable little girl! My favorite post was the freezer jam. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for the chance! :)

Jess said...

Adorable project! I loved the chocolate coconut cookies!

Jo said...

Loved the photography tips! Cute project!

Arjanne said...

Today's post! That crown is adorable!

KellyG said...

Love the photography tips, but those cookies sound delish!! I will have to try them!

Samantha T. said...

What a fun project! I loved Wed. photography tips, always useful!

Helen said...

That crown makes me want to have a little girl! Anyway, thanks for the cookie recipe! I have to try them soon!

Scrapamum said...

I think todays post with the instructions for that fabulous crown is my favorite. I have 2 little girls that would go nuts over that crown : )

C said...

I just loved the Photography Tips post. I'm interested in a new camera so I loved the information.

Anita A said...

Loving the crown post but I have to say the freezer jam looks fantastic!Thanks for the chance!

Bella Junction said...

I LOVE the tutorials tab, I wish I was that creative, but I can surely follow a tutorial...Just want ladies to know how much they are appreciated <3
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Jessi said...

the cookies!

fong33 said...

I love the post with the photography tips. I am always looking to get better photos.

Cindy d said...

I liked the photography tips and the "Little Things."

KRoberts said...

The crown was adorable but my fav post was the cookies. The picture looked so good and I can imagine they must taste better than they looked. Hummmmm!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

the post of the crown is just too adorable! thanks for sharing! ladybug1376@hotmail.com

Kim M said...

I loved Wednesday's post and the photography tips, I am always eager to learn something new.

Heidi Smith said...

that's tough! this post is awfully cute! Hard to compete with a little girl in a crown. LOL

The "little things" (?) post spoke to me the most though and I actually sketched out and idea for a LO about the things that remind me of summer growing up. the bed, the clapboard siding, the eggs, the snap peas. all take me back to being a kid.

~Tonya said...

The Crown and Birthday girl were both simply amazingly SWEET!

My favorite post for this past week would have to be LITTLE THINGS!

Often times all of us take "little things" for granted and we all need to open up our eyes, stand back and just breath...watch...be happy & thankful for each and everything we do have.

Anja said...

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies! ;)

me and my GSDs said...

I think that I see a little "crown workshop" in my Thanksgiving Day celebration future. I have tons of nieces and nephews who love to be crafty and would love to help decorate their own crowns after the eating is over and the playing has just begun. So that has to be voted my favorite blog post this week! For myself, the photography tips will be used over and over. :-)

Thanks for all you share with us!

Greta said...

The crown is amazing! I love happy day :)

Vitoria B said...

what a fun project, love to try!

BĂ©atrice... said...

My favorite post is the receipe too, have to cook these cookies

Laura Stewart said...

I loved this post best! My neice's birthday is coming up and this would be perfect

Leslie Kiley said...

I want to make one! Love these beautiful goodies. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

So nice to have some photography tips, and I loved the "little things" post. The little things make life so much better.

lisa said...

I've so enjoyed the posts this week!! Great step by step for that crown!! Thanks for the chance to add to my Happy Day collection!

Jodi R said...

Something about your "little things" post really spoke to me. Thanks for sharing those photos and perspective. But I also loved the crown and the cookie recipe...what a great week on the blog!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

i have to say that the "little things" post was my fave. i love the little bits of her life shared with us all! and those pix are amazing!!!!

brenlubrant said...

I like today's post. The birthday crown is so adorable. I have a little granddaughter and will have to try making one for her.

Anne-Marie said...

My husband is dying for me to make those cookies!! yay for free stuff :)

Summer Braxton said...

I appreciated the photography tips this week. I can always use them.

SWEET PAPER TREATS said...

Aww such a cute crown! I love all the posts, the recipes were yummy!! The crown tutorial was inspirational and the photography tips so helpful! Hmm...I pick the photo tips!

Hester said...

Loved the photography tips!
And recipes are always welcome!

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AlTeRiN fOoL said...

the photoraphy tips are always a big hit with me! I love learning from someone who actually knows what they are talking about!

Michele said...

loved the crown and the chance to win

Ann Cicilie said...

The crown is definetely my favourite this week. My daughter is turning 4 next month, and this crown is exactly what she needs for her big day :)

wustaz said...

love that tutorial for the crown. what little girl wouldn't love that?

Janet Z said...

That crown project is great. Would be perfect for a little girls bday party.

kaw1963 said...

The crown is real sweet, but the coconut chocolate chip cookies post is the sweetest!

wej said...

great site!!!
thanks for the ideas!

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L.B. said...

That crown is trutly fit for a little princess!1 Love it

Pinque said...

this is the best one this week I think! Perfect for my dad and niece when they place princess and king tea parties!! can't wait to make them! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial

Jennybean said...

I love the crown idea - I'm going to have to make one for my son's first birthday party - it's perfect!

cowbelleru said...

"Little Things" is my favorite post of the week.I learned and made the flowers from the crown. TFS. I hope I win. Love the paper.

 

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