Today is my SIL’s 30th birthday. For a year she has been talking about wanting to wear a tiara and sash to work on her birthday…she’s a teacher…music and science.
Recently she posted on FB that she had been looking online for her tiara and sash. I posted back and told her she could make one. It was funny actually, cause the day I saw her FB post, Julie Andrews was on Martha Stewart and they made, of all things, tiaras! I talked to her about it a few days later and then got to work finding what I needed.
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I bought all of my supplies at Michael’s, except for the head band, I got that at the dollar store. I removed the blue fabric from head band and wrapped it with glitter tape. This is some messy stuff…I had glitter everywhere! Not sure if I’ll use it again. I didn’t expect it to “shed” so much. I then punched my silver mirror cardstock with the punch around the page dies from MS. I did 2 of them as I wanted to layer a smaller piece on top with foam tape. You will need to cut these to size to suit your preference, and you may only want one piece…it’s up to you. I hot glued the larger one to the inside of the headband. I then cut the small one so that it would sit on top of the headband, but inside the scallop of the larger one, hope that makes sense. I attached that with foam tape. I added my rhinestone flourish to the front, I had to cut one down to fit. I then added more rhinestones, this was on a roll, to the edge of the headband.
Now on to the sash!
I used some 4″ satin ribbon I had on hand from the prom project I did for my nephew. I used about a 2yd length…I had to measure it on myself since my SIL wasn’t here when I made it. I used my cricut to cut out the number 30 9 times. I had already put some iron on adhesive on the back, so I was then able to iron on the numbers, spacing them about 6″ apart and leaving about 12″ on each end. When I cut the ends, I put fray check on it so that the edges wouldn’t some undone. When that was dry I added some more bling on a roll I got at Michael’s. I placed some flourishes in between each of the numbers, on the entire length of the sash. The last thing I did was outline each of the numbers in some crystal stickles.
Now we needed a way to pin the sash at the end. I cut some pink cardstock and scored it every 1/4″, I did the same with some vintage sheet music. Originally I had the pink cardstock wider, and the sheet music sat on top, but it ended up being too big so I cut the extra pink off. I accordion folded and made a rosette with the pieces, adhering the sheet music to the top of the pink to give it more stability. For the center piece, I created this on my computer and cut with my spellbinders dies. I cut the silver piece out of leftovers from tiara. I added stickles to the 30 to give it some more bling…and a couple rhinestone leftovers to the top and bottom of the 30…I attached with foam tape. I added a brooch pin to the back.
So, what do you think?
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