For example: Sometimes in life, one finds oneself needing to make a crown.
Having accidentally stumbled upon an easy but snazzy crown formula, I thought I'd share. Supplies: felt, ribbon, needle and thread.
|Completed crown, one size fits all.|
|And here's how it looks on your noggin.|
Also sometimes in life, the friend for whom one is making a crown has a toddler who would probably enjoy a crown, too, especially if Mommy is wearing one. Supplies: felt, ribbon, elastic, needle and thread.
I decided to give this one a more traditionally crowny look. Below, I've piled together three pieces of felt (sorry, I didn't think to measure this time), each one, after some testing and experimentation, cut in a slightly different shape. I stitched them together to keep them steady (under where the ribbon would later lie). Then I stitched on the ribbon, which is merely ornamental on this crown, because, as part of my lifelong commitment to not providing my friends' children with strangulation devices, I decided to close this crown with elastic rather than with a long ribbon that needs to be tied. (This crown uses flat pieces of felt, no folding.)
|Crown sans elastic closure.|
| Here's how this one looks on your noggin, except that technically|
it's made for a three-year-old's noggin and doesn't actually fit me.
I held it onto my head and took this picture pre-elastic.
|Then I added this crisscross elastic to the back.|