Celebrate With Style

When I was in 2nd grade, our teacher had us make crowns with glitter and color paper to wear on our birthday.  I LOVED those crowns. 
Sewing project: birthday crown made of fleece
Unfortunately, I shared my birth date with a boy and we were teased all day for being ‘married’ as ‘king and queen.’ A little older and that would’ve been fun; at the time it was just embarrassing. Oh well.  

she's too cute to show!
I still loved the crown and just had to make a fabric version for a dear wee one in my life who turned one year old this week!  I wanted to bling this baby up. But, worrying about choking hazards, I consoled myself with the thought of another chance when she’s older.

A few years ago, I made a grown-up version to celebrate a friend who had helped found a fabulous program. For this one, I recycled a pizza box, cutting it to shape, adding layers of fancy papers, varnish, and doodads until it became a regal ‘sculpture.’

3D Collage: papers, stickers, ribbon, foil, stamps, doodads

     I think a crown every now and then is a mandatory accoutrement—don’t you?


     Speaking of 2nd grade: remember when we had no fear and knew ourselves as creative artists? That was wisdom!


   Glitter, crayons, glue, daisy chains… okay, some of us ate the glue, but I think those were budding gourmands.



Q:  Share with us: when’s the last time you created fearlessly like a second-grader? What would help you do that again?
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