I recently made this DIY gold lace crown for my sister who is expecting her first baby. I’m just a little bit excited to be having a baby niece… just a little… OK, I’m flat ecstatic!! Anyway, I had a lot of requests for how to make this, so here’s is my quick attempt at a tutorial, it really is super easy.
Gold crochet lace
3/8″ grosgrain ribbon of your choice
pretty diamond or button accents
spray starch (heavy)
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
I was able to find everything I needed at Hobby Lobby, with the exception of the spray starch (honestly they might have that too, but I forgot to look. I bought mine at the grocery store for 1.69)
Step 1: cut the lace your desired length and lay out on a cookie sheet, I covered mine with parchment paper because I happened to have some around.
Step 2: Spray the crap outta it with spray starch, I’m talking soaked, flip it over and really soak both sides.
Step 3: The starch has to dry… you could do this and let it sit overnight, or you can turn your oven on at 200 degrees and lightly toast it. It’s up to you, both methods seem to be effective.
The goal is to get it stiff enough it can stand on its own when you make it into a ring, but not so stiff that you could accidentally (or on purpose) shank someone with it.
Step 4: Once the starch has dried completely, remove it from the oven and let it cool down. Once it’s cooled we’re going to apply a ribbon trim to the bottom. Here is where you measure a strip of ribbon that matches the length of your crown and with a small bead of hot glue you attach it the bottom of the lace.
I recommend doing this on a surface you don’t mind ruining, I glue my lace to the table every time.
Step 5: Now here’s where we bring both ends around and create the ring of the crown. You want to run a bead of hot glue here too, and overlap the ends by about a 1/4- 1/2 inch.
Step 6: Create a tiny bow for the front and attach the gemstone of your choice. I took a piece of ribbon about 2″ long and glued the ends in to create a small bow. I then glued it to the front of the ribbon trim on the crown.
Step 7: Add a pretty jewel accent of your choice and boom! You are complete! Let the glue cool and enjoy your new crown
If you followed this and loved it please tag me in your pictures on facebook! I would love to see what you create!