Monday, 4 June 2012

Monday Makery - Cardboard Crowns

Time to turn to the understated of craft materials, the sometimes binoculars, sometimes towers of a castle, sometimes people, sometimes tunnels for cars and occasionally easy to make goodie boxes for gifts: the champion of craft materials in any childhood: the toilet roll. We raided the recycling bin, found two so then removed some from the inside of unused rolls to make some party crowns in honour of the jubilee weekend.
These party crown would make great party hats or great accessories to add to the dressing up box or just fill a rainy afternoon with busy hands and imagination, oh, and they're easy to make too.
You can paint them, cover them with newspaper, fabric scraps or as we did here pieces of felt, ric-rac and ribbon.

Here's what you'll need:
  • cardboard rolls - toilet paper rolls or kitchen roll tubes
  • covering - newspaper / fabric / paint
  • elastic
  • glue - fabric glue for fabric or PVA for paper
  • scissors

Here's how

  1. Cover the tube with glue and stick your fabric or newspaper around it.
  2. decorate with ribbons, ric-rac, string - whatever you fancy or fits the occasion: numbers for birthdays, names for party games and guests.
  3. Cut the crown points, don't worry about them being exactly even.
  4. Cut a hole about 1/4 of an inch from the bottom on either side of the tube.
  5. Feed through a piece of elastic to one side and tie a knot on the inside. Feed through the other end of the elastic tying another knot on the inside.
  6. That's it. Now you're ready to be crowned.

If only getting the girls to sit long enough to take a picture was as easy for them as making the crowns!

Happy Making

This is part of our weekly Monday Makery where we bring you a recipe to bake or a craft to create. Visit our Monday Makery when you're in need of inspiration for something to do on a rainy day or to use as interception of the words 'I'm bored', or just because being creative with your children is something you all love to do. Our other popular blogposts include 'The story behind our collections', 'Tell us its Tuesday' , An A-Z of Sisters Guild, The Art of Living posts bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas, and our 'Once upon a week' gives you a glimpse into life behind the scenes at Sisters Guild.

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