I like to vary what crafts I do (thus my blog title) and lately I have been all over the place… moving a little away from paper(!) – as long as it makes me happy…lol!
Here is my freshly crafted Fil de Fer Royal Crown, it took me about 2 hours to make once I had stashed up on wire:
I did by no means invent this beauty, I followed the very easy tutorial found on the Swedish blog Kerstinsdottern!
Now, Swedish and Norwegian are two different languages, but closely related, enough that I can read her instructions just fine. But she has no instructions in English :-O If you want to copy this crown, please try google translate on the instructions, or write me and I’ll happily translate to English for you! She asks for a little feedback if anyone uses her instructions to make a crown, so please leave her a little blog love if you stop by 🙂
I have a plan for my Fil de Fer Royal Crown, but until that project is ready, she (I definitely think my crown is female!) sits on top of my plain and boring wood stove, making it a modern version of the Kroneovn, that was very popular in Norway around the turn of the century:
OMG I really need to paint my wood stove, look how sad and grey it is… come spring I’ll have to see about that 😉 And what is whit me, not being able to remove my seasonal projects…??? 😛 I have both Christmas AND Valentine AND Easter stuff up atm… lol – as long as it makes me happy, right? 😀 I even used some of the cuteh-pah-toothe RPP Christmas Cherubs to make these cute little tags, displayed with my dear Grandmothers unpolished silverware 🙂 (Sorry Gran, it’s called “vintage” and it’s much more stylish these days than polishing your silverware every week, then leaving it in the drawer!):
The tags are a punch-project. I punched the cherubs faces with a 2″ circle punch and the heart borders with my Martha Steward Heart Edge punch. To fold the heart border around the circle (or basically a-n-y shape, like the Cherub Hearts in the previous picture on this post) just snip between each heart (or other pattern, so your punched strip is barely connected, and glue one section at the time to the back. I used my glue gun, but little glue dots would also do the trick 😉 Then add another sweet cherub face to the back, and you have double sided ornaments, or just punch another circle from plain paper, and you have a little writing space, should you want to use these as gift tags.
After making the crown and realizing how amazingly easy wire works are, I’ve been compiling a Pinterest board with lots of other projects for inspiration, so don’t be surprised if you see more Fil de Fer from me down the road!
Here is one I made “freelance” just off the picture – the original was for sale on etsy:
Seems I have some of my non-seasonal crafts up as well…:-P
When mum’s crafting, I’m never alone, and my youngest daughter Torunn (age 9) made this precious beauty:
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