With the party now less than a week away, I'm doing one DIY project a day whilst still managing to spend time playing with a certain kitten :) My first DIY project were the Prom King and Queen Crowns. I definitely could of just gone out and bought some plastic crowns but I wanted them to be way more cheesy and love filled!
I started off with the Queen Crown, which I knew was going to be all about the pipe cleaners using the below images as inspiration...
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I really liked the gold heart in the bottom middle image and the inclusion of pom poms and diamontes. I wanted my crown pretty elaborate so I added some pink tulle and glued on some silver stars :)
and then it was onto the King's Crown using the images below as inspiration :)
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I was amazed at the crown on the left, I originally thought it was corrugated cardboard but alas it's actually a traditionally handcrafted Norwegian crown! Anyway it was definitely the deciding factor in using cardboard and spray paint rather than buying that gold shiny cardboard from the newsagent - probably in hindsight not too much of a difference there :p.
I was also inspired by image number three to include some fake fur to the bottom, I only had black lying around so I went with that. The shape was inspired by no. 5 and of course I had to include some jewels. I used what I had in my craft box but if I had to buy supplies I probably would of gone even bigger with the jewels. Crown number one also inspired me to stick some toys to the crown - the silver pendant found from a gum ball machine and the birds wings were from an old yowie toy (anyone remember them?)
The sashes apart from being really hard to photograph were super easy to make. I bought some silver glitter scrapbook letters from a cheap store - two packs for under ten dollars and 4 metres of ribbon from the party section at a craft store for four dollars. I then used some bits of adhesive velcro I had lying around to finish their closure :) The scrapbook letters also came in handy when making my voting box, I simply covered a cardboard box in shiny material and stuck on "vote" to the front!
Today I'm working on my prom dress which I picked up from the op shop, I'm going to try and make it super tacky. I'm still not sure if I'm going grunge yet or super girly but time will tell. I also managed to buy the best sparkly silver material for my photo booth backdrop and I have 200 pastel silver and pink balloons arriving in the mail sometime soon :) Yesterday I also hand drew 24 poses for the photo booth to help people out the their posing - omg - took way too long but hopefully will be a helpful inclusion :)
*breathes out* Ben just told me everyone is going down the back to lie in hammocks with frosty beverages and hang out with a Gremlin so I'm signing off! Hopefully I'll be back with more updates on my party processes :)