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- Aleenes fabric stiffener
- Round container
- Plastic gloves (optional, but you really should use them. Trust me.)
Step one: Wrap the container you plan to use with plastic wrap or wax paper. I used a small coffee can for newborn sized crowns, and the large one (pictured) for bigger kids. If you don’t wrap the can, you will get rust colored stains on the lace.
Step two: Cut the lace to the desired length. 15 inches works for newborn crowns.
Step three: pour some of the fabric stiffener into a shallow container. Rub the lace in it and squeeze out the excess.
Step five: once it’s dried, peel the lace off the container. Glue the ends together.
Now you can embellish it!
You can paint the stiffened lace with crafter’s paint, like I did with the blue crown.
This crown was painted with gold glitter paint, and then the cord was glued on.
This crown was painted with my special glitter mixture, which I explained in this tutorial. I then glued on the velvet ribbon and flowers to finish the look.
There are so many fun ways to embellish lace crowns: feathers, buttons, butterflies! If you make one, I’d love for you to share your creation with me on my Facebook page!
Looking for more fun crafting ideas? Check out my other tutorials!