We were having such a headache searching for the crowns to suit our theme (for Grad's night this year), Ruby Royalty. Those available online are mostly meant for parties-- plastic, cheap-looking, rip-off.
Since the event was pulling near, I took matters to my hand and went to the cloth shop nearby. Here is a list of what you need;
- lace, preferably white ones
- gold spray paint
- gold glitter
- cloth glue
- gold wire (as support if you don't want to use fabric stiffener)
- gold embellishment of any kind
- jewels (optional)
Start off by shaping the crowns, glue em at the ends.
Some prefer to shape it on a cylinder cardboard. Do that if it is easier for you.
Spray paint the whole thing inside and out. Allow to dry before spraying another layer. For the second layer, before it even gets dry, sprinkle glitter all over it. You can also dilute fabric glue and mix it with the glitter before painting it on with a brush.
Depending on the type of paint used, it does get stiff without fabric stiffener. Weave the gold wire at the bottom of the crown and twist to secure. (it is silly of me not to take a photo of that bit)
Attach embellishments and jewels to the crown according to your liking.
For the final product I actually added jewels, which again I fail to photograph.
The whole thing costed only a third of what we can purchase online and the coolest part is that it is one of a kind!