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Make crowns from cardboard
Turn simple cardboard into beautiful, decorative crowns! Perfect for Cosplay!

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  • How to make a piece of seasonal decor. Cardboard Crowns  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cardboard Crown patterns
    Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass
    Pearls & rhinestone trim
    Newspaper and cardboard
    Clothespins
    Americana Decor Decoupage in Matte
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Innocence, Treasure and Artifact
    Hot glue gun and white glue
    1 1/2" foam balls

  • How to make a piece of seasonal decor. Cardboard Crowns  - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. & 2. Cut 6 arches in cardboard and newspaper
    3. Cut a 22" x 1" wide strip of cardboard for the band
    4. Glide all the pieces along a table edge to create a slight curve on each piece
    5. Glue the 22" long piece together to create a band
    6. Glue the arches evenly around the band and clamp in place with clothespins while they dry
    7. Hot glue the tops of the arches around a foam ball
    8. Decoupage newspaper over all of the pieces of the crown
    9. Mist the entire crown with water and set a small weight (I used the water bottle) on the foam ball and let it dry
    10. Hot glue bead trim down the center of each arch
    11. Hot blue rhinestone trim around the band
    12. Add a decorative edge with hot glue around the edges of the arches
    13. & 14. Base coat the crown in Vintage Brass and then dry brush the color of your choice over the gold
    15. Paint another crown in gray and sponge DecoArt Metallic Lustres on top
    16. Embellish with rhinestone cup chain or trim to finish

  • Step 3

    Watch how to make it here!

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