My baby boy recently turned 18 months. How did that happen? Where does the time go? It's amazing how fast it flies by. When he turned one I wanted to make him something special that he might hopefully appreciate when he is older. Since he is our prince, I decided he needed a crown. A fun, grungy, yet regal crown on a cool piece of wood, for our little man. It's been done for 6 months now and I finally took some good pictures of it, so I wanted to share it with you.
The crown was cut from a piece of cardboard, which I tore, painted, and stamped on. The piece on the center of the crown is a doorbell plate which I found in Oregon, at an architectural salvage yard, a few years back. I didn't touch it, the black paint was already perfectly "distressed" when I bought it!
I doodled all over the background in pencil, and wrote little messages to him. On the bottom left it says "Never lose your sense of wonder". When my sister was on a trip to NYC she bought Elias a gift from a store called"Sense of Wonder" and I kept a sticker off the package knowing I would use it for something one day...and now here it is!
I wrote out "prince" on one of those cheap label makers and punched holes in it before nailing it to the wood.
I antiqued a new #1 metal house number by sanding it and spattering it with paint, then I nailed it on.
My son was helping me take pictures of his crown.
After carrying it around a bit, I guess he needed a rest!
Oh, and I played around with my blog background. I'd love to know what you think.