I have a sweet niece celebrating her 5th birthday. Anyone turning five certainly needs a birthday crown, don't you think? This little girl loves all things dress-up and princess-y and pink, so I'm hoping this little gift suits her just fine.
I used this pattern (also seen here).
I decided to embellish the crown a bit with some felt cut out in the initial of her first name. Some glitter paint dotted on the letter mimics tiny diamonds.
And although I have absolutely no sewing ability, I just couldn't resist making a little veil for the back, too! I used part of an old sheer curtain, gathered it, and sewed it on by hand as best I could. No doubt a close-up will offend anyone with sewing knowledge, but I think it looks pretty snazzy from afar.
Here you can see my unwilling model, with a stick for a wand, and who prefers not to have anything sit upon her head. Clearly, she doesn't feel the need for a crown - her kingdom recognizes her without it ;)