Kaitlyn wanted a lime green band with purple beads -- oh well, she's the one that has to wear it *grin*.
- 2 pipecleaners
- about 40 beads -- we used a combination of clear and plain ones
- Michelle adds: Just something I thought I'd share with everyone. The beaded crown instructions shows a headband with teeth. My daughter was wearing one of those headbands with teeth, fell down and hit her head. She ended up with approximately 20 little holes in her scalp. I immediately threw out all of these headbands and urge every parent to do the same.
- Angie wrote: I have made a crown like this
and I used the sparkle like pipe cleaners and with the foil in they them hold pretty good in my hair. I don't like the teeth headbands either and thought this was an alternative to them.
- Optional: tacky glue or hot glue gun (we didn't use).
- thread beads onto the pipecleaners -- you don't have to push them together too tightly -- leave about an inch on either end of each pipecleaner -- this depends on how wide your headband is.
- Wrap one end of the beaded pipecleaner around the headband and twist to hold (you can put a dab of glue if you like).
- push the beads for the first arch of beads close together, leaving just a smidge of room.
- loop the pipecleaner around the headband again. -- again apply hot glue if desired.
- Continue until you have three arches.
- wrap the end of the second pipecleaner around the first pipecleaner (push the beads aside so you can get it right around the pipecleaner -- that's why we left the smidge of room in the previous step.
- repeat this two more times, making the arches the size you prefer.
- Snip off any excess pipecleaner.
We brought the edges of the second pipecleaner back down to the headband and wrapped them there instead of just attaching them to the first pipecleaner -- this is just because Kaitlyn liked the design better.