St. Nick will be making a stop at our house in just about 2 weeks. Does he stop at your house as well? I remember growing up always receiving a piece of fruit, the traditional gift, and candy or a small toy. It was fabulous, I didn’t expect anything more. I have found now as a parent that St. Nick gifts seem to get more and more elaborate. The last couple of years my daughter has received a very small toy in her stocking (i.e. a ball, or book) and we’re sticking with that theme. I will include an orange this year and talk about the origin of St. Nick as best I can to a 3-year-old. In addition to the orange I want to include something small that will have a big impact.
My little lady loves to dress up and perform so I made her a crown, something that will stay on her head while she’s jumping and dancing around.
This was so fun to make. Here is what I used:
- Crown template
- Embellishments (jewels and a felt monogram)
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Needle and thread
I created a template of a crown that you can download
I traced and cut the crown out of felt. I did manage to measure my daughter’s head without much question, she thought it was pretty funny. This crown is big enough to go around her head, but to help it stay on better I added a bit of elastic to the back.
I added her initial and some jewels I had in my craft stash.
Since felt is a little flimsy I used some sturdy chipboard pieces to stabilize the peaks on the back. I covered to bottom of the chipboard with another piece of felt. You could also use craft sticks to do this.
I attached a couple extra pieces of felt to the sides and joined them with a piece of elastic. This is where the sewing comes in. I really do not sew, I own a small travel sewing kit and that’s it. But it’s secure, so I’m happy. I made the crown about an inch smaller than little lady’s head to help it stay on while she’s dancing and putting on her show.
Knowing her, this will be a big hit in her stocking.
What do you do for St. Nick? Is it a tradition in your home?
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