DIY Lace Crowns

Every princess needs a crown.  I saw these lace crowns on Pinterest and had to do it myself.  Now that I have two little princesses, I thought it would be the perfect photo prop for some newborn pictures.  I'm no professional photographer, but I've got to admit that I'm pretty excited about how these pictures turned out! I love how these crowns look and they were so easy to make!

All you'll need:
-lace decorative trim ribbon
-spray starch
-gold paint
-hot glue gun

 I got the ribbon at Hobby Lobby and the fabric spray starch (the kind that said "Heavy Starch") at the grocery store by the laundry detergent.  After I had wrapped the ribbon around my girls' heads and measured how big I wanted the crowns to be, I sprayed and drenched both sides of the ribbon with the starch.  I waited overnight for them to dry and then painted them with the gold paint.  While they were still wet, I sprinkled them with my magic gold glitter. WARNING: glitter does get everywhere and if you have a glitteraphobe like my husband, he will throw a fit about it.  I think he was terrified a gold sparkle was going to end up on his face and his coworkers would think he's secretly a cross dresser from Vegas.  I decided to press on despite his objections because I think the glitter really makes the crowns and besides every girl needs a little sparkle in her life.

Guest Bathroom Inspiration Board

So, we moved into our brand new house at the end of December and all of our stuff is moved in but our walls are still bare and there may or may not still be boxes in my kitchen.  I'm a planner and I have to have everything planned out before I can decide what pictures should go where.  My house is a huge blank canvas and I honestly can't sleep at night because I'm too busy plotting and scheming how to 'Joanna Gaines' my home :) .  Though it would be easier to be completely in charge of what our house looks like, I know I've got to include my husband in my decisions and clue him in before I come home with my big purchases.   So, I thought this inspiration board was a good idea not only for me to visualize but also for him to see my vision too.

Valentine Tags

I almost didn't finish this post.  I had my baby girl on January 31st and I'm still adjusting to taking care of a newborn again.  But I wanted to post these tags because I worked hard on them and if your tradition is to make heart sugar cookies like it is in my family, then you need cute tags to go with them.