to make Evening something extra special to wear for her birthday celebration that would last her through several birthdays,
become a keepsake, and maybe even a heirloom to pass down through a generation
or two. So I did just that.
are two ways to make this crown; the ‘easy’ way from a felted wool sweater; and
the ‘not so easy’ way using wet felting techniques with wool fibres.
‘easy’‘not so easy’ old wool
sweater, felted (instructions)wool
fibres in your choice of colours felt of
wrap/sushi roll/bamboo place mat needlefelting
or embroidery needlefelt of
co-ordinating colour embroidery
or other décorembroidery floss sewing elasticbuttons
or other décor sewing
Remember, the fibres are well felted when they don’t tear.(HINT – you can ‘cheat’ by popping your crown
into the dryer once you are done, which gives it a little extra shrinkage and
dries it faster).
your crown is dry, you can needlefelt it to get the perfect shape for your
Finishing the crown – Easy and Not So Easy
small oval from your co-ordinating felt, and needlefelt or embroider the letter
‘1’ (or 2 or 3 or…) onto it.Then sew
the numbered oval onto your crown in the center with embroidery floss and a simple running stitch (keeping
in mind that you’ll need to remove it to change the age number next year).
your sewing elastic, folding over the end a few times so you can let it out as
the child’s head grows, and stitch to the inside of one end of the crown.Measure your birthday child’s head to
determine the length needed to complete the circle and make a properly fitting
crown.Stitch, keeping the elastic on
the inside of the crown.
STEP – some young children will pull off anything placed on their head, and if
your child is like this, now is the time to add a chin strap using the same sewing
elastic and method as above.
used some cute flower-shaped buttons to decorate the points on my crown. HINT – after sewing on my buttons, I
needlefelted a little extra wool over the stitches on the back to hide the
bright thread I used as the flower center.
have to use buttons, any sort of fun décor will do, or even no décor at
all!Some suggestions could be shiny
jewels, pine cones, shells, or even painted rocks.
there you have it!A super cute little
birthday crown you can use over and over again!
found this tutorial helpful, please take a moment and click this nifty box to
vote for us!