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Glittering clear pink crown with gold trim!
My friend Kaylin found herself crowned Princess of Amtgard Northern Lights the right before her birthday *unexpectedly* So the first event she'll be officially Princess happens to be our Masquerade ball and I wanted to make her something fun for that event (Dec 3rd)

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  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a clear plastic container that fits on your head. (or is Very close to fitting)

    (doesn't need to be clear if your fabric is not sheer)

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut Rim off of container...
    Take small snips it helps keep from cutting it crooked.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 3
    Step 3

    I know I'm going to be adding eyelets and elastic cording to the back so I went ahead and cut a slit all the way to the bottom.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut off bottom of container... again small snips makes this smoother.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 5
    Step 5

    now you have a loop of plastic...
    mine was slit so it could lace in back.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 6
    Step 6

    making out the crown - I wanter a sort of wave pattern, The more complicated the harder it will be to sew around, however we are hand sewing so just do what ever your comfortable with. Go ahead and use indelible black markers

    Also mark holes for anything you plan to put through the plastic, I had 4 eyelets in the back.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 7
    Step 7

    cut along your lines.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 8
    Step 8

    as your going for a clear crown
    Acetone aka fingernail polish remover and a cotton ball or pad will clean off most kinds of markers.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 9
    Step 9

    all clean

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 10
    Step 10

    ok if you feel along the edges you'll find their ruff, may be sharp... a nail file should be able to smooth them right out.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 11
    Step 11

    No you need about 8-9 inches of some sort of organza... It comes in many colors I just happen to have this Purple that matches the decorations I'm making for the masked ball.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 12
    Step 12

    So you take a strip of fabric fold it over the flat edge of the crown, then sew a line ---- tracing the curves of the crown. Cut off the excess leaving yourself 3/4 inch or so seam allowance.
    Then whip stitch around the line of stitching, this will create a lip of fabric that you can attach your edge too.

    (if your not planning to sew on a trim, you do the same thing only instead of whipping around the seam allowance making the lip you need to sew it while finding it over and stitching it down along the inside of the crown.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 13
    Step 13

    Put in any eye lets or details before adding the final edge - I again whip stiched the lip of the fabric but this time was sure to sew in a bit of the trim.
    --- The cording I used had wire in it, making it bendable, allowing me to make nice sharp looking points.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 14
    Step 14

    here you can see how shiny it is... with the flash

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 15
    Step 15

    and with out the flash you can see how Clear it really is.

  • How to make a tiara / crown. Princess Kaylin's Crown - Step 16
    Step 16

    And This is my Dork self holding it to my head while looking for the gold elastic cording I think I know I have.
    ---You think I would put the camera and Crown down...but no---

    *Happy Birthday Princess Kaylin of Amtgard Northern Lights

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