Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lace Crown Tutorial

What's the perfect thing for a little prince or princess? A crown of course! 

When my sister Marissa and I get together it's always a great time and even better when we're crafting. Since together we have a little prince and princess we thought these would be the perfect accessory without getting the cheap plastic ones that break within a day. This tutorial is super easy and with your imagination you can personalize it for your little one.

First up is supplies! You'll need:

Spool of Lace
Fabric Stiffener (ours came from Hobby Lobby)
Sheet of Paper for Form
Packing Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Metallic Craft Paint
(Optional: Jewels, Glitter, and anything fun you would like to embellish with!)


First, you will want to make your form by: Cutting a piece of paper lengthwise, tape it together, measure paper around child's head for size, wrap packing tape or plastic wrap all around form so the fabric stiffener won't stick to the paper, and then measure lace around form for size and cut to length.

Now, you dip lace into the fabric stiffener until totally saturated, then squeegee all of the excess off.  Then wrap lace around form over the packing tape.

Lastly, you hot glue the ends of lace together, let crown fully dry, then peel form off.

Now you can put a layer of metallic paint on and embellish with glitter, jewels, anything you can think of!

This is what we ended up with!

Aren't they fun!?  They can be great photo-props and perfect for the little girl that loves to dress up!

 If you don't want to take the time to make these yourself, you can always custom order them from my boutique Chubby Cheek Boutique.  Otherwise, they were a fun way to spend an afternoon!

[Photos courtesy of: My Sunshine Photography]

Monday, February 4, 2013


I decided it's time to join the blogging world and share some of the details of my fun crazy life! 

I'm Rebecca. I'm a wife and mother of 4 beautiful kids. Nate and I have been married for 11 years and together for 13. Sometimes he drives me a little bit crazy but 'hey who's husband doesn't?' It doesn't matter at the end of the day because we're so in love that we've learned to overlook the small imperfections in each other. Dylan is our oldest son, he's in 6th grade and he'll be 12 this May. He loves anything artistic and video games and already acts like a pre-teen from time to time but he's also so sweet and responsible most of the time. Next up is Drayden who is in 5th grade and will be 11 in May. He's very active and loves anything sports related, especially basketball. He also has a sensitive side and takes such good care of his little sister. My third and final son is Ashton. He's such a sweet caring little boy. He was born at 30 weeks weighing only 2lbs 12oz and I've always  been really protective of him. He was my "last" baby for 6 years so we were practically connected at the hip most of that time and we still love to spend time together. He just turned 8 and is in 2nd grade and loves Soccer. Last but not least is Adalyn. We finally had our baby girl.(Yay!)She just turned 15 months and is such a joy to have in our lives. She has the entire family wrapped around her finger and has so much fun playing with her brothers! She loves dollies and dressing up. She definitely was the perfect way to complete our little family. Life is hectic with 4 kids but I wouldn't change a thing.

My hobbies are Photography, crafting, reading and makeup. I run my own online and local baby boutique called Chubby Cheek Boutique which is named after my daughter and her cute chubby cheeks. I also have a small photography business called My Sunshine Photography. You can check out my photography blog here. 

So as you can see I'm a busy gal but I still like to make time for fun and family cause at the end of the day family is the most important. 
Hope you enjoy a peek into my own wonderland!!!