birthday crown

October 4th, 2010

I know birthday crowns are not a new and exciting thing, but I never made one before so it was new and exciting to me. I think this might be my new birthday gift for kids. It’s quick, it’s customizable, it’s cheap and it’s actually fun to make. As an added bonus, this crown was made completely from my stash. Of course it ended up to big, but cut me some slack it was my first try.

For some reason I used to think sewing with felt was cheating, which is totally ridiculous and I’m done being snootie about felt. Lately, I’ve been trying to convince my daughter that just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it isn’t fun, but I think I need to learn that just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s necessarily crappy. I tend to think the more difficult the thing is to make, the better it is.  But that is just silly.

The birthday party turned out to be pretty fantastic. The birthday girl is related to Smarty Pants–a balloon art genius of sorts–and everyone went home with one of his awesome creations. Well, the kids did at least. I was a little bummed I didn’t get one. He really was amazing and it looks like he can make pretty much anything from balloons: oscar the grouch, a dragon, abe lincoln, cruella da ville. Makes my little felt crown look pretty wimpy.

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9 Responses to birthday crown

  1. Jenny says:

    That crown is just precious!

  2. erika says:

    wow, looks like a great party and the crown is so festive, who would not like a sweet gift like that!!

  3. Kimberly says:

    The crown is darling and those balloons are ridiculous. I want that Scooby Doo!

  4. katiekate says:

    “I think I need to learn that just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s necessarily crappy.”

    I may have to write this down and keep it in my pocket for a constant reminder. Thank you!

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Those ballons are awesome!

  6. varenia says:

    awesome! love the crown, the balloons… what a great looking party!

  7. Wendy says:

    oh now this is lovely! Makes me want to start a new tradition…you think my super hip turning 11 year old will let me put it on her head next month? ; ) Love it.

  8. Anne Marie says:

    I loved your felt crown, and your reflections on difficult = boring and easy = crappy fun :-)

  9. Mom says:

    I am so sorry to have missed such a party. Rats. (Can just “old” have a crown without a birthday?)