Monday, August 15, 2011

Pink, Glitter, and Butterflies, Oh My!

I am so excited to share with you how I made these crowns that it surprises me. You see, I am not a pink person or a glitter person. Generally, I don't support those concepts. However, I was to create a treat holder to hold a significant amount of candy with the candy wrapper die. I had one idea that was cute, but not cute enough when I noticed that the scored triangles along edge of the wrapper looked like a crown points. I was on my way then!

Stamps: Four Frames
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Paper Snips, 1/2" Circle punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Sticky Strip, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Decorative Label Punch, Gold Waffle Paper

How to make your own Princess Crown Party Favor
 Step 1: Cut two Melon Mambo Candy Wrappers from the Candy Wrapper Die.

Step 2: Adhere them together using sticky strip along one of the tabs and one of the sides. (This is where you usually attach it back to itself to make a small box).

Step 3:  Follow the score lines along the top of your crown to cute the peaks. You just cut away the triangles in between the peaks. (see how the top of my crown is different than the bottom).

Step 4: Cut along the vertical score lines along the bottom to create tabs. You end up cutting right through the middle of each diamond (rhombus in my math world) to the first horizontal score line. In the picture below you an also see where I cut the thin tab off of the right side thin tabbed part (I don't know any other way to describe it). This just makes your life easier in the next steps.

Step 5: Add sticky strip to the tab and roll the crown up so that the tab hits the other side. You'll want to fold on each horizontal score line to make your crown pop.

Step 6: Place the crown upside down on it's points so you can adhere the bottom. This is where I got smarter as I made more of these.
Fold two sets of opposite flaps toward each other. You can adhere them by using two glue dots on each of the top flaps. See where they overlap just a little? That's where I glue dotted them. I also make sure the "X" score lines lined up so I knew my box wouldn't be lopsided. Then, fold down the other 4 tabs the same way, which makes a pretty solid little box (octagonal, in fact). You can see in the photo, I added a ton of sticky strip, which you can do, too, but glue dots also work.

Step 7. You'll need to trim the points where the flaps meet each other on the top:

Step 8. Adhere a 1/2" Circle to each of the crown points.
Step 9. Wrap two strips of sticky strip around the mid section of the crown. Dip into glitter. You'll be amazed at how much sticks, and how long a bottle lasts. I have made 12 of these so far and still have glitter left.

Step 10. Use a dot of two way glue to add a bit of glitter to each circle.

Step 11: Stamp the frame of your choice, punch out, and add to the the front of the crown. Add butterflies at will.
Step 12: Use a piece of waffle paper to fill the inside like tissue paper. Add candy or treats!

Now, stop reading and start creating your own!

Happy Stamping!



  1. This is awesome!! So sad that Eve is past the "princess party" stage. Great tutorial, too!

  2. I love my crown! Thanks for the directions. I'll be adding this to a class very soon. :)

  3. WOW! You must have been into the Cheezit's bag. That's the only time I've ever been *this* creative!

  4. Absolutely adorable! Love everything about it and can't wait to give it a try!

  5. I love my crown too! Thanks for the tutorial!!


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