GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.
- 1 yard Simplicity 3-1/2" Venice Lace trim
- 1 yard Simplicity 6mm Fused Pearl trim
- Package of decorative starfish*
- 12 oz package white seashells*
- 22" pearl bead spray trim*
- 1 bunch greenery sprays*
- Can of silver spray paint
- Container of corn starch
- Large bowl, covered with plastic wrap
- Hot glue gun
- Sewing machine or hand-sewing needle and matching thread
- Measuring tape
See the Supply List for items you can purchase here. We found items with * in the floral department of a craft store.
Spray paint all crown supplies and allow to dry following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Measure the circumference of your head and add 1/2". Cut lace trim to this length and stitch together, overlapping short edges by 1/2" to form crown.
To stiffen crown, boil 1 cup of water. Mix 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 1/2 cup cold water and add this mixture slowly to boiling water, stirring constantly. Allow mixture to simmer until thickened. Allow to cool. Saturate lace crown with mixture, squeeze out excess fluid, and place on plastic wrap covered-bowl, forming desired crown shape. Allow to dry overnight.
Weave pearl sprays through center of crown as desired and secure with hot glue. Reserve at least 5 sprays for step 7.
Attach seashells and starfish in desired configuration and secure with hot glue.
Place remaining pearl sprays and approximately 5-7 greenery sprays in desired locations vertically inside the crown, securing with hot glue.
Cut two lengths of pearl trim approximately 10" long. Drape behind and in front of the crown as desired. Secure with hot glue.