The winter holidays are coming up fast and what better time is there to add a little sparkle to your doll's outfit?
Crowns make the prettiest finish for outfits this special. My metallic pipe cleaner crowns go together quickly and can be embellished to your heart's content.
I used gold, silver and white pipe cleaners for this project. You can find them at craft stores like Michaels or at reuse centers like Art Parts Creative Reuse Center. I added rhinestone clusters to two of my crowns with fine gauge beading wire. Find similar clusters in the bead section of Michaels or repurpose a rhinestone earring or button.
These crowns fit my Garden Party Girl dolls. You may have to adjust the sizing if you are making them for another type of doll. Tiaras look best with 3 or 5 points, with the center point being taller, about 1" in height.
Have fun making crowns from different colored pipe cleaners. You can make them more elaborate by wiring on beads, faux gems or layering taller pointed crowns behind shorter tiaras.
The crowns look especially pretty paired with my new Party Outfits for the Garden Party Girl dolls. Each outfit comes with a brocade jacket, brocade embellished cotton dress and long tulle underskirt for an elegant party look. Your dolls will enjoy wearing these beauties long after the holidays have passed.
Have a great weekend!