My favorite little person turns THREE today! I can hardly believe it. Penelope has been a princess since she was born, but this past weekend it was more widely recognized by her circle of family and friends through a princess birthday party (though I'm sure she has always been a princess to them as well!).
|literally everything you'll need!|
I went to Hobby Lobby and got the following supplies...
1. A metal band. They had various sizes, I tried to guess which would work best for a 3 year old. It was only $1!
2. TONS of ribbon! I bought small yard quantities, but a lot of different styles.
3. Scissors (well... not really, I already had these ;) )
|Wrap thick ribbon around the band|
Wrap your band in a thick ribbon and then tie the ends together to secure it. After you knot the ends together, be sure to cut the excess off so that it looks pretty. OR, the other option is to use a very long piece of ribbon and let the (long) ends flow in with the rest of the ribbon. That's much prettier, but it's hard to work with and wrap long pieces. I followed it up with a second layer in a thin, decorative and sparkly ribbon to make it extra pretty.
|Knot ends together, cut excess|
Arrange the ribbon until it looks lovely, twisting and turning the knots until the ribbon is all cascading down on the same side.
Give to your favorite little princess :)
So, there you have it... a very inexpensive and fun little present for your favorite girl(s!). It can also be used as a ribbon dancer as well, which seems very "tangled" to me! I'm sure any little girl would have fun twirling and feeling the ribbons rush around her while she dances!
Now for this week in "la vie" ... it should be a very full week! with no internet at home, I'll be forced to do nothing other than craft and document today... though I probably *should* clean the house and I *did* promise to dye John's hair today ;)
Monday: DIY princess renaissance style crown
Tuesday: DIY Anthro knock-off shirt
Wednesday: Editorial- spaces and places
Thursday: Homemade applesauce (fall!)
Friday: DIY pattern-free dress (i made it Saturday night in 30 minutes!)
Have a great week and check back for more inspiration!