A friend of mine was throwing a Pinkalicious birthday party for her daughter the other week and to get my daughter into the mood I decided to make her a pinkalicious fairy crown (don’t dare call it a princess crown because my four year old will immediately say she does not like princesses mommy!).
I had a bunch of ribbons and stuff from a Party City clearance sale I picked up awhile back after my daughter had seen some crowns at a street fair and was begging for one. I wasn’t about to pay I believe it was $15 dollars for something I felt I could make at home myself. So I gave it a whirl and she loved it. Her smile when I took the picture cracked me up.
I basically took some of a silver party wire decoration (sorry don’t know what it’s called) that was covered in silver & had stars covering it and shaped in a circle that fit my daughter’s head. Then I took 3 or 4 different shades of pink ribbon and tied them around the section where I had twisted the wire closed so she wouldn’t get poked by the edges. I tossed in a few strands of white ribbon as well to add a little contrast. Curled it with a pair of scissors and voila! Cost me a couple dollars to make and she was happy & has been wearing it every day since.
Of course my 21 month old got jealous and kept trying to steal her crown so I had to make one for him as well. Luckily I also had some blue ribbons so I made one for my son as well.
Once my daughter saw his crown she wanted some blue added to hers and not wanting to be sexist I added them for her.
And the two kiddos together.
It really turned out to be easier than I expected and am so glad I didn’t pay for that one at the street fair. I would have liked to add maybe some tulle but didn’t have any and seemed silly to go out and buy some just for this. Still, love my two little fairies.