Last year my husband Sean and I, along with our daughter, went to our very first Renaissance fair. We had so much fun and we can’t wait to go again this year!
One of the things we loved so much about the fair was the floral crowns we saw all over. Of course, we had to buy some for ourselves!
I always like to find new things to make with my Cricut Machine and I just knew I had to make one of these crowns with my own little twist!
If you just thought to yourself, “What’s a Cricut?” and in your mind you thought of a little cartoon Cricket in my house singing to himself while making my little crafts, well, that’s both cute and absurd!
The Cricut is a craft machine that cuts all sorts of materials from paper to craft foam. You can choose to make a pre-designed project or create your own in the Cricut Design Space! A lot of people use their machine to make intricate cards and vinyl wall decals. But you can also cut heat transfer vinyl to put on shirts, hats, and bags!
For this project, I wanted to use one of my favorite materials, the faux leather. Last time I used it to make a leather cuff, I just used the standard blade that comes with the machine. I wanted to try the deep cut blade to see if it made removing my project from the cutting mat easier so that’s what I did.
To make the Floral Crown, I gathered my supplies:
- Cricut Machine
- Deep Cut Blade
- Faux Leather Silver
- Faux Leather Sapphire
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- 1/8 inch elastic
I changed out the regular blade for the deep cut blade. You can see below how far the deep cut blade sticks out in the black case in comparison to the regular blade.
I grabbed my design that I’d previously made in the design center, you can find the design here if you want to make the same one.
Next, I placed my sapphire faux leather on the standard grip mat and loaded the mat and material into my machine. Before I hit go, I made sure I had the faux leather setting selected. This makes sure that the machine will cut the material at the correct depth. With the sapphire faux leather, I cut a long rectangle that I was going to use to glue the flowers onto later.
After the first material was done being cut, I put my silver faux leather on a strong grip mat and loaded the material into the machine. I changed to my strong grip mat because the first time I was cutting the flowers. With the way the petals were on some of the flowers, the faux leather came up from the mat and wasn’t cutting correctly, so I had to pause and restart on the different mat to make sure it wouldn’t happen again.
Once the machine was done cutting the flowers, I removed them from the mat. I heated up my glue gun and started gluing the flowers onto the sapphire rectangle band.
I let the glue cool down a bit then grabbed my elastic and measured it to fit my head with the band. not too tight that I would get a headache but enough that it would allow the crown to stay in place.
Next, I glued the ends of the elastic to the ends of the floral crown. You want to be careful here so that the elastic doesn’t move while the glue cools down. I had to stay very still until I could touch the glue without it getting all stringy.
After the glue was dried on each end, I put the crown on like a headband and felt like a fairy queen!
This project was so easy and fun to make! It didn’t take me long to make it either because the Cricut cut the project time by more than half! If I would have had to cut all those flowers out myself, it probably would have taken me at least an hour and a half! But with the Cricut it only took probably 20 minutes or so to cut then glue it together!
What do you like to wear to the Renaissance Fair? Let me know below! But if you haven’t been before, don’t worry, tell me what you would want to wear!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.