Here's my desk:
Photo of the sliced corks after I spritzed with Distress Spray & Pearl (I plan to write the date & occasion on the back of the corks). The bottom right is with all the hardware. They will be tied to the tulle wristlets.
I've had a lot going on this past week and a half. The Wine Tasting Bridal Shower is this Saturday. I planned on making a few more things, but realized that since it's a surprise, I really can't justify bringing a photo frame to a brunch (that's where her mom told her we're going). I'm actually ok with it because although I love to make things, I was getting a little stressed. The crown, sash and games will be disguised in a gift bag. LOLHere are close ups of the crown:
I'm also entering this crown in the Happy Little Stampers challenge site. This month's Mixed Media Challenge is GLITTER. Yes, I definitely used glitter for this crown!
The details:The crown started off as a Burger King crown. After decoupaging doilies all over the crown, I covered it in white acrylic paint. I used a gold ink pad to highlight some areas. Then I went through my stash for all things gold. I handmade the sparkly roses and the gold vellum puffy flowers. The larger roses were made the same way I made those really huge flowers (you see them on my craft room wall) for their engagement party backdrop. They are so easy to make - actually the larger ones are easier because of the size. Added some rhinestones and glitter here and there to add some sparkle & shine. The ruffle on the bottom is made out of crepe paper. After stacking six long pieces of crepe (from party decorations), I sewed down the center and used fringe scissors to cut the slits. I made and attached a couple rosette medallions in the front with a gold edged banner for the word "BRIDE". The tulle was the last addition in the back.
I think that's everything. I love upcycling these crowns - they are always so much fun!
UPDATE: I WON AS ONE OF THE FAVORITES FOR THIS CHALLENGE!