I recently completed a custom order for a Pastor in Chicago who contacted me via Etsy. Her church is working on an Easter play, and she wanted a few paper crowns made that could rest on pillows. The crowns needed to sturdy and glittery, and in colors of biblical royalty (gold, silver, purple).
Here's what I made:
I used recycled cereal boxes as the base for these crowns, then decoupaged them with gold and purple paper purchased from Paper Source. Here is how one looked pre-decoupaged:
I then added glitter by using painter's tape to separate the area that I didn't want glitter applied. It created a nice, color-blocked effect. Finally, I applied an adhesive (one with Modge Podge, the other with Paper Source PVA glue) on the outside as a sealant and protectant. I actually prefer Modge Podge over Paper Source's PVA glue because it leaves a flat, matte texture without any stickiness. It was good to experiment, though.