July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness Day! We couldn’t wait to create a project to give our fellow crafters a hot glue hack to geek out about. We discovered a way to make head pieces out of hot glue that will bring your Cosplay costume to a whole new level. For this craft we are paying tribute to geeky royalty by making a stunning crown entirely out of hot glue.
Things you need:
- Surebonder mini hot glue gun ( we used the H-195F )
- Surebonder metallic gold glue sticks
- Craft gems
- Small hair combs
- Crown Template
- 11x14 picture frame with glass
- Small flat screwdriver
The first thing you need to do is find a crown or a headpiece template that you love and print it out. Take the template and place it in the picture frame so you can see it through the glass. We recommend not using a frame that has been exposed to extreme cold. Be sure to do this project with the glass at room temperature. Take your best hot glue gun and start to outline the template on the glass.
Once the outline is completed, fill in the space with glue and be mindful of the pattern the glue is creating when it hit the glass. Try to fill the crown in the same pattern to make the crown pattern detail even. Still using the gold sticks, glue the gems on your crown.
To adhere the combs, lay them out past the end and lay a line of hot glue down the length of the comb and connected to the already made crown. Complete this on each side.
As long as the hot glue is cool, it can be lifted off the glass of the picture frame. Keep in mind the hot glue will bond well with the glass and will not come off unless provoked. To lift the hot glue off of the glass, use a pair of detailed tip tweezers. Carefully, wiggle one side of the tweezers under one end of the crown. It will then slowly start to lift more off the glass. We suggest starting on one side, then moving towards the other. This will help you remove the crown without breaking it.
When the crown is removed, flip it over then use a little gold hot glue to bond the hair combs to the ends of the crown.
Whether you are the queen at the Renaissance fair or Mario’s princess, your handmade masterpiece will make you shine!