DIY Button crown

I’m always looking for new ways of recycling things, and this time I got to use a few of all the buttons I’ve amassed during the years to make a button crown for my daughter.

I started by making a circlet out of some metal thread. I threaded a button on the thread and twisted it to form spikes.

I added more  buttons to a piece of the metal thread and twisted it onto the crown. Then I just kept adding more and more buttons and pieces of thread until I felt the crown was almost finished.

As a last cute detail, I glued some peach and rose colored roses to the base of the crown, and placed an old fabric rose in the center.

A quick and easy crown to make!

 

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DIY Snow Queen-tiara

This was such an easy tiara to make, and so much fun!

I started with a plain white headband. I used uncolored glue and glued strings of it on a sheet of parchment paper all around the headband. This turned out not to be the best method though! I’ll show you how in a bit.

Then I glued more globs of glue, a thick layer of it closest to the headband where I stuck a bunch of diamonds. While the glue was still sticky, I sprinkled the tiara with lots of glitter.

But as I said – I hadn’t thought it through! The headband when it’s relaxed so to speak, is not shaped like the head it’s supposed to sit on. At this stage, I realized I needed to test the tiara, and it turned out it wasn’t bendy enough!

I fixed that by bending it around a suitable bowl, and then adding more glue.

Not a perfect oval, but that didn’t matter – it doesn’t show up in the pictures, and I added more snowflakes and diamonds.

All these items have been waiting in my craft cupboard for the right project.

Light yellow snowflakes, light gray snowflakes, a whole bunch of plastic diamonds and white glitter.

The tiara is really pretty up close!

And it suits our snow queen perfectly! I decided not to glue the big snowflakes into place, but instead threaded them onto a piece of silvery string that I wrapped around the head and fastened underneath the tiara.

 

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The real Snow Queen

Here’s a sneak peek at today’s wintery photo shoot – the Snow Queen herself in action! I think I’ve become addicted to making crowns. I made this DIY-crown yesterday, and had to hurry with it – who knows how long the winter stays here?

We had such a fun time together, but all the laughter doesn’t show up in this picture, but we both wanted the Snow Queen to be dramatic, and I think she succeeded at that!

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Wintery photo shoot

We had such an amazing winter’s day yesterday – bright sunshine on frosty trees everywhere, and we took the opportunity to do an impromptu photo shoot.

We brought with us the roses I made from an old book.  

It was cold, and it shows in some of the pictures! But my daughter was dressed warmly in her new boots, a thick layer of long underwear and that lovely folklore shawl that I found at a thrift shop.

We had so much fun!

 

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Autumn is my favorite color

 

 

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Yellow umbrella in the forest

We have so much fun dressing up and taking pictures! In these pictures my daughter is wearing her great great grandmother’s jacket, a skirt I made out of African wax-cloth, a necklace I’ve made and a hat I’ve made from scratch.

To top it off, my daughter got to use my grandmother’s vintage umbrella in mint condition – I love the color on it! And we both love taking these pictures!

 

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Autumn glory

Sometimes I need to relax by taking pictures. And my daughter is my willing accomplice.

Autumn colors, a thrift shop-dress, a cape that I sewed from some old sheet I found at a flea market – plus half an hour of posing and taking pictures. We don’t spend too much time on the photo shoots, they’re supposed to be fun and not stressful. I find a nice spot, place my daughter and click away on the camera.

This is what I think of as her Ozma-look. We love the Oz-books by L. Frank Baum, and we always pretend that Ozma looks just like this. And I am always Billina!

I had planned on wearing the cape myself for a different project, but it was perfect for this photo shoot. So easy to make as well – I cut  circles at the top and bottom, and made a hem plus a lining.

The necklace is one I made out of old jewelry and beads.

I made the flower crown out of different fabrics – a kitchen towel, a striped sheet (thrift shop find) and some schweschwe fabric that I had at home.

We have so much fun together!

 

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Sweet little pumpkin

Last year I got to do a lovely photoshoot with two parents-to-be and some pumpkins – more pictures here.

It was such a huge honor, and so much fun! I can’t believe it’s been a year already.

 

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Autumn princess

Sometimes we play dress up, my daughter and I.

Most of the time we only fantasize about dressing up – she is the princess of Pargasia, our fictional country, and I am the King (who is female). When she was little, she was usually Darth Vader and I was Gandalf, but we’ve moved on from that. Sometimes we dress as Pokemon, sometimes just as plain ourselves, and every night I pretend that my youngest son’s Pink Panther, called Pinkis, is talking. Pinkis asks the kids about their days and tells jokes and tell tales about my childhood – not all of them true!

We love dressing up. We love trying on new characters. We love pretending we have superpowers. And sometimes those stories end up in a picture.

 

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Prinsessor i skogen

 

 

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