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paper crowns

November 22, 2013

Last year I spent an afternoon making a few paper crowns, just for the fun of it.  I placed a small tea light candle inside and smiled.

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This year, as I was decorating one of the small trees in the interior Christmas forest, I remembered those little paper crowns and thought how nicely it would adorn the tree top.

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here’s a closer look

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To make one, you’ll need an empty cereal box, toothpicks, little beads, string, glue and paint.

I used the narrow side of a cereal box and cut a crown design — points at about 3/4-inch intervals.  Then painted the paper, formed it into a circle and glued it together.

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Then I took 2 lengths of string and twisted them between the points.  To decorate the points, I glued small beads to toothpicks and fixed a jeweled toothpick inside each crown point.

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Such happy little crowns!  Thank you for dropping in 🙂

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 1, 2013 7:18 am

    Okay–cuter than cute on the top of the wee tree! The string will tie me up. (pun intended!) You make it sound simple. LOL Right–I’ll try the strings and see if I can make a pattern. The crowns sound easy enough. We’ll just have to finish the cereal in the box…or…not. LOL

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