Thursday, December 27, 2012

A CROWN for PAUL: TEMPLATE & TUTORIAL TO MAKE A CROWN


 I took up the challenge to make a crown for Paul (a very dear crafting friend). He has a special dinner to attend and was simply themed 'hats'. Initially it was quite a difficult challenge as I had all these brilliant idea brewing in my head, from wiring an armature for papier mache to even using puff paints. After a few failed tries, I resorted to plain old chipboard. Ah! Why didn't I just use them ole cardboard! Duh!
We wanted to replicate the crown from the series Game of Thrones.
Cutting out the crown from the template. Drop me a comment if you want the template.

Glueing the cut outs onto the circular frame.

Arranging as you glue.

I even copied the pattern at the base to add some texture at the bottom.

Paper crown drying. Lot's of glue here and there.

A base coat of brown. Dry painting is best here, you don't want to mush up the chipboard. This material absorbs more moisture, so the paint dries really fast.

2 coats to make sure I cover the entire paper crown.

Dry brushing gold onto the brown coat.

Love this method! The dry brushing adds a real golden sheen to the whole crown.

Looks antiquated now. Air dry and then a layer of modge podge is applied on the inside of the crown. This is to make sure that the paint stays on the crown and not transfer onto the forehead. I did not varnish the front of the crown for fear of it appearing to shiny. You want the aged golden look. A strip of felt is glued to the rim for comfort.

Glued amber gems on the four corners.

See the felt at the brim.

Close up of the gem. They're just plastic tacks I found at Daiso.

Thanks Paul for the picture! Dashing isn't he?!! LOL.



111 comments:

Grace Lim-Clark said...

Wow so realistic!

Julie W. said...

That is so freakin' awesome of you! Love Game of Thrones, and I love this crown. Please send me a copy of the template. I thank you in advance for your generousity and talent.

Julie W.
jawstamps@gmail.com

Malin ~ Lillpiga said...

Wow!!! The crown is AMAZING!! I would LOVE to have the template and I will link back to you when I have make one of my own. :)

Thanks and best regards from Malin, Sweden

lillpiga(a)bredband.net

Usha Murugesu said...

Oh my!! What a dashing and handsome prince we have here! Paul looks really extra handsome with the crown. Great job Mel.

Hugs,
Usha

The Heart of Paul said...

Mel thank you so so much!! XOXO

Twinklybird said...

Hey there!
Awesome crown!!
Would love to have the template, my boyfriend's birthday is coming up and I'd love to make him a Game of Thrones crown :)
Thanks in advance!

twinklybird@gmail.com

Maria said...

It is amazing. Can you please send me the template at miabonet@gmail.com.
Thank you so much

Mikkirox8 said...

THIS IS AMAZING! Using this as a secret santa gift! Can you please send me a copy of the template!!! Thank you!!

Mykkaela @mikkigrox@gmail.com

Yaros Finch said...

Great Job! Could you please send me the template. I would like to make YouTube video of making this crown with reference to your blog. goldfinch@rocketmail.com

JensLastBite said...

Any chance you could email the template to jennifer.heredia@embarqmail.com? I'd like to use it to make a fondant crown for a Game of Thrones cake tomorrow!!
Thanks-

PrincessRawr Rawr said...

can you please send me the template for the crown :) my bro is having a game of thrones birthday party and my birthday present to him is a GoT birthday cake + cupcakes. YAY! :P this would help pull the whole theme together is he wears the crown as well :)

jerusillasundar@gmail.com
thank u sooo much if u do send it :)

abeloos fantasme said...

Could you send it to bakjevandetelevisie@gmail.com ? Very nice!

Andrea said...

This is amazing! I'm a little late to post ;) I would love the template andrea.earl@gmail.com - again this is awesome - great job!

Matthew Dainter said...

hey this is amazing can u send me a the templates please as soon as possible
beermatt99@hotmail.com
cheers

Sarah said...

Is it still possible to get the template? Thanks!
sarahmontzka@me.com

Rachel Houk said...

I would love a copy of the template as well to make for my boyfriends birthday! Thanks! Rachelnikole00@gmail.com

Apickle said...

Send me a template!

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Mary Eastman said...

That IS amazing as others have commented. If you are still happy to share, I would love a copy of the template please.
marysfairies1@gmail.com

samir ahanna said...

This is really amazing, can u please send me a template soon :) wynaut@hotmail.com thanks

Perotin said...

Wow! so amazing! Pls send me a templates - lisakmarek@gmail.com

Guilherme M.G said...

Send me a template!
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Nathan Reed said...

Hello, I would love it if you could send me the template, as well. Thank you! nathan_tmreed@yahoo.com

Beverly Gallegos said...

That crown is awesome. Please, please send me a copy of the template. I have to make it for a cake and would be so grateful. Please email it to beverly.gallegos@comcast.net. Thank you so much.

Beverly Gallegos said...

This crown is so, so amazing. I have to make one for a cake next week. Please send me the template. I would be so grateful. Thank you.

Beverly Gallegos said...

This is amazing. Please send me the template. My email is beverlymgallegos@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

Mike Taylor said...

This is awesome. Could you please send the template to mikeytbakes@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Mike Taylor said...

This is awesome. Could you send the template to mikeytbakes@gmail.com

Thank you!

Victoria Villareal said...

Can you please send the template to djrswife@yahoo.com this is too cool!

Victoria Villareal said...

Can you please send a template to djrswife@yahoo.com this is too cool!

Melodie Daniel said...

Can you send me the template? Melodie_daniel@yahoo.com

Melodie Daniel said...

Can you send the template for a GOT party I am throwing this weekend? Melodie_daniel@yahoo.com

Meg said...

Impressive! I would really appreciate the template as I'm trying to construct a crown for an amateur theatre production of King Lear. Love what you've done and would like to try it myself. Email address is social.xperimnt@gmail.com. Thanks!

Joanne Hill said...

Amazing.can you send me the template please.thank u.
Joanne.hill@tesco.net

Joanne Hill said...

Can you please send me the template.thank you
Joanne.hill@tesco.net

Jenn B said...

Great job, this is amazing! Looking to make something like this for my husband's birthday party next week. I would so appreciate it if you could send me the template. Thanks so much!

Jenn B said...

Forgot to give you my email! jennsmith814@hotmail.com - thanks again

Jennifer said...

OMG, love your blog and love love love this post! Could you please email me the template?! jennthomas25@gmail.com
Thanks so much!! :)

Aubrey said...

Is it too late to ask for the template? My husbands birthday is Friday and he would LOVE it!

aubrey@greeble.org

Thank you :)

Sara Arps said...

template please

sahana31@hotmail.co.nz

Sara Arps said...

template please

sahana31@hotmail.co.nz

Unknown said...

Hey, I would like to beg for the template along with all the rest.

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László Méry said...

Great work, please ssend me the template: m.laci1@azet.sk

Lynn-d Gunter said...

Can you please provide me with the template! I would be forever grateful!

lynndkatherine@gmail.com

Lynn-d Gunter said...

Please send to lynndkatherine@gmail.com

Kester Sarmiento said...

This is great! My son is attending a themed party and I'm planning to dress him up like Joffrey. Is it still possible to get a copy of the template? My email add is kwcsarmiento@gmail.com Thanks!

CEO:Juan Rubiano said...

Hey could you send me the template juansrubiano@gmail.com please!

jackie madera said...

Hey! The crown looks AMAZING!!! My friend's having a GoT birthday party and I'd be forever grateful of you'd send me the template to make one for her. Thanks so much! jack_attack1359@yahoo.com

katie hobbs said...

really nice, I would really like a template for me to use! c:

katiehobbs1995@hotmail.com

thanks so much! <3

Jennifer Hayles said...

Amazing! If you're still happy to share, may you send me a copy of the template? I was hoping to make one for an upcoming hat party this week. I will definitely credit you if they ask. Thanks!

jenn.hayles@gmail.com

Jennifer Hayles said...

Amazing! If you're still happy to share, may you send me a copy of the template? I was hoping to make one for an upcoming hat party this week. I will definitely credit you if they ask. Thanks!

jenn.hayles@gmail.com

nolamtgpro said...

Please send me the template! I love it! And need one soon! I am making the crown for the King of MidSummer Mardi Gras in August 2014. Please please please send me the template! lorie.lund@yahoo.com
Thank you! It looks really awesome!
Lorie Lund

Jbwarrow said...

This is awesome if you could send me the template at beanwarrow@yahoo.com I would really appreciate it!

Gabriela Castro said...

I've been looking al over the internet for this template for a birthday party for my friend! If you can please send it to gabrielacastrojalil@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!!

Gabriela Castro said...

I've been looking all over the Internet for this template for a birthday party! please if you can, send it to gabrielacastrojalil@hotmail.com! than you so much!!

. said...

Can you send me the template?
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Donna Haugh said...

I would love to have your game of throne crown template!

Tanya Driscoll said...

Would love the template, so creative! tanya_latif@shaw.ca

Thanks!

Icing Rain said...

Is the template still available? This is sooo cool. Can't wait to try it. Doubt it will come out as cool.
email: gomezchildren@gmail.com

Max Calibur said...

Hi,

Can I get the template/pattern for the crown?
Can you send it to xrpg.addict@gmail.com

Thanks!
Max

Max Calibur said...

Can you send me the template?
xrpg.addict@gmail.com

lana said...

This is amazing! Could you please send me the template olisente@gmail.com

zak finnemore said...

give me template :[

zak finnemore said...

give me template my lord.
game of thrones

zak finnemore said...

make more stuff like this but GIVE ME A CROWN TEMPLATE.
thank you :)

zak finnemore said...

send me a template at zfinnemore@gmail.com
thank you

Anna P. said...

Cool!! I'm making a crown for my theater class and would love to have the template. Truly amazing :)

acp.9715@gmail.com

Mamen Martin said...

Wow! that exactly what I looking for. Now I´ve a lot of work with the joffrey´s costume, please let me the template chuchesdecolores@hmail.com

Lord Slow said...

so amazing crown!
please, send me the template. i wanna make it for halloween
tm.rimbaud@gmail.com

Magpie Magic said...

Wow! Totally amazing. :D

I'd love the template to see how it was made. I made some twig crowns recently. :)

dorcascaraig said...

Nice work! Can you please send me the template at djtramos@yahoo.com Appreciate it!

Lisa Campbell said...

Love your work. I would love to use the template :)
Thanks a Heep lisainblack@hotmail.com

Kenny Townsend said...

This is great! I'd really appreciate if you could send me the template please.

townsendk88@gmail.com

Thanks

Jemma Ferguson said...

Hi this is amazing please could you send the template to jemferguson@gmail.com thanks you :)

Unknown said...

Great job! Keep up the good work! I'm having a costume party tonight and it would be wonderful if you could share your template with me :) my email is ernest_cv@hotmail.com I would really really appreciate it!

Priyanka Chadha said...

hey could me please send me the template - priyanka24chadha@gmail.com thanks xx

Marsya Nurmaranti said...

super cool can i get the template, marsya23@yahoo.com , many thanks

Renee said...

This is amazing! I hope to use this as a cake topper for my little sisters birthday. I will gladly post pics of the finished result! Could you please share your template with me?

Ashley.renee.01@gmail.com

Thank you!

Jenni Markotsis said...

Awesome crown please may I have a copy of the template

Mr.D said...

great job man!
please, can you send me the template?
wodni@hotmail.com

thanxs!
D.

michael pauolo paulo said...

wow.. that was really good. i wanna wear that on my up coming banquet..
michaelpauloc.chavez@gmail.com

maryam678 said...

would love to get a copy of the template
maryamsoorma93@yahoo.com

Juan said...

I need it, this is a great crown jupehi81@gma il.com

Juan said...

Would love the template, so creative! jupehi81@gmail.com

Thanks!

Juan said...

Would love the template, so creative! jupehi81@gmail.com

Thanks!

Juan said...

Nice work! Can you please send me the template at jupehi81@gmail.com

thank so much!!!!!

Unknown said...

would love to have the template, could you send it to happytobe811@gmail.com? thank you!!

Corey Vazquez said...

I would love the template, im throwing a surprise GOT birthday for my husband and game of thrones is his favorite!


Dropdeadtiny@aim.com

Nidia Rivera said...

So amazing!!! I love to make this for my birthday (game of thrones theme ^_^) Can you please,please send me the template at nidiarivera87@gmail.com I really appreciate it!

Kathleen Verzosa said...

That's awesome! Thank you for sharing! Can you please send me the template at kaverzosa23@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

klapillerin said...

nice! can you send me the template? :) klapillerin@gmail.com

klapillerin said...

nice! can you please send me the template? :) klapillerin@gmail.com

Tifftran91 said...

LOVE this! Can you send me the template at tifftran91@yahoo.com? Thanks!

Tifftran91 said...

LOVE. Can you send the template to tifftran91@yahoo.com

David Lipovac said...

Nice work. I would like the template for my sisters birthday. my email: drlipovac@gmail.com

uma ponnudurai said...

Very nice crown! I need to make one for my son s fashion show at school. Could you please email me? umaponnudurai@yahoo.com
thank you!

Svitara said...

Awesome! Can you send me the template at okawai@gmail.com? Thank you.. such a beauty.

Olivia Hough said...

Hi! This looks amazing! I am attempting to make one for my husband's 30th birthday. Could you please send me the template?

Thanks!

oahough24@gmail.com

Olivia Hough said...

Hi! This looks amazing! Could you please send me this template?

oahough24@gmail.com

Thanks!

Olivia Hough said...

Can you send me this template?

oahough24@gmail.com

Thanks!

BlackMaryWhite said...

I would adore a copy of the template as well! If you would please send to blackmarywhite@gmail.com, I would be very grateful. ;)

Laura said...

Love the crown. Can you please send me the template at LShaffer1021@yahoo.com?

Thank you !!

Laura

mary engstrom said...

Not sure how long this post has been up, but I love the crown! Could you email the template to maryengstrom@cox.net and what did you use for the base of the chipboard? Thank you so much! You could sell these on etsy as an instant download! There wasn't much GOT on Etsy...

Fatima Bejarano said...

Amazing job!, Really, really well done, could you send me the template please?? Thank you :) fatima.bmt@gmail.com

Fatima Bejarano said...

Please do send! I'd appreciate a lot if you could send me a copy of your template, it's so well done! to: fatima.bmt@gmail.com

Erin Gallagher said...

Wow! That is so stunning. Great tutorial. May I please have the template so I can give it a try?

Alverich said...

Awesome work, would you mind to share the template? alverich@live.com thanks!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness this looks fantastic! any chance I could get the template off you? :) I'm having a GOT dinner party next week!

Sydney Jenson said...

I would also love this template! We are having a GOT premier party and it would be a great addition to our themed event. Thank you so much! Stay Crafty!:) sajenson@ucdavis.edu

Sara Chastelya Moschata said...

this is so cool. can you send me the template to vasaflo@yahoo.com ?? thank a loadss

Natalie Hornback said...

I am trying to make my boyfriend a crown for a Game of Thrones costume- could you please send me the template! It looks amazing!

nataliehornback@live.com

Teresa Barreto said...

please, send me the template. i wanna make it for a friend! :)

digital.tbarreto@gmail.com