Several weeks ago Grace and I had a craft session in the flower shop. Having endless faith in the tools and supplies I have in the flower shop I assured her I could make her a crown. With no flowers in the studio, I decided I could make her a ribbon crown. Because I was just playing and unsure if it would work, I used some of the ugliest ribbon in the shop. Don’t tell Grace I short changed her with run of the mill cheap ribbon.
To make the crown I twisted two pipe cleaners together making one long pipe cleaner. 2 pipe cleaners is typically big enough for most little girls. If the child is young you may need to clip off a bit of the pipe cleaner. Next I created a pile of 2 inch long ribbon strips. The little pieces of ribbon were tied onto the pipe cleaner by tying a simple double knot. You will want to start tying the ribbon onto the pipe cleaner at one of the ends. Tie the ribbons onto the pipe cleaner one knot next to the other. Continue doing this until the entire pipe cleaner is full of knotted ribbon. When you complete the halo you can give it a final hair cut if you have any ribbon pieces that are too long.
To finish the halo I tied the two ends of the pipe cleaner together to create a finished crown. A big fluffy bow was created to cover the spot where the pipe cleaners were connected. This creates the finished back of the halo.
When I started making the crown I was simply doing this to play with Grace. Funny thing is, I ended up loving the finished design. I really hope we get to make some of these for our 2013 flower girls. I know these crowns could be amazing with my fancy designer ribbon. So excited I tried this, I simply love it and I think the model is beyond super cute!!!