This week we celebrated the Queen’s birthday. Which I should point out is no where near the Queen’s actual birthday, but we get a public holiday so I’m not complaining!
And despite the fact that I spent most of the day eating and relaxing and not thinking about the royal family at all, somewhere along the line I was inspired to create a project with a bit of a regal twist.
It turned out to be easier than I expected given that I almost never work with jewellery wire. So if you have a costume party coming up or just want to be the queen of hearts for a day, try this one out for size!
Bend the wire so that it forms the top of a heart shape. I found it was easy enough to do this with my fingers, but if you’re a bit of a perfectionist, pliers might give you more precise curves. Just make sure you use pliers without teeth so you don’t get any nasty marks on your wire.
Join the two ends of the wire together at the bottom and twist to close off the heart.
Repeat the first two steps above so that you continue making hearts at intervals of about 3 cm.
Once you’ve got enough hearts to fit around your head, connect the two ends of the crown together by twisting the strands of wire around each other.
And it really is as easy as that!
Also, because it’s a simple and not too costly project, you could try getting your kids involved. Make a craft day out it – and they could then use the crowns afterwards in games of dress ups. Or how about having a crown crafting session as part of the activities at a girl’s birthday party? Loads of possibilities!