We have always loved the idea of being treated like royalty on our birthdays. That’s why I thought it was cute for my son to wear a crown for his special day.
Over the years we had created cardstock crowns with my son and decorated them using crayons, markers, stickers and other glittery stuff. They looked cute and we were always proud of our creations. My son could pose for a couple of happy pictures with his crown, but the flimsy paper thing wouldn’t last long enough. After a little while it would start breaking apart or if it didn’t, it was not really comfortable to wear while playing and jumping around.
When my son’s seventh birthday was approaching I decided to get a “real” crown, something comfortable to wear, that looked nice and lasted. Since at that time I had been transitioning my family to a more eco-friendly lifestyle involving eating local organic foods and using organic fabrics, I decided to look for an organic crown.
Having not seen anything like that in the local stores, I looked for an organic crown online. To my surprise, there was none available! So I decided to make my own. I purchased organic cotton fabric from NearSea Naturals and a shiny fabric at the local Jo-Ann Fabrics store, giving it a light foamy core so it would stay up royally.
Using my sewing machine I created a crown that was beautiful and comfortable to wear, with a number 7 applique in front, and I fitted it perfectly to my son’s head. He loved it and wore it for his birthdays and several weeks after that. We figured it was great for pretend play too.
Our friends loved how the crown felt and looked and I started brainstorming about it. If I could use this crown every year, I want to be able to change the number easily. Maybe next year that careful fit would be too tight! How about other shapes instead of numbers for pretend play?
So I decided to add Velcro to attach the number instead of sewing it on and to make an adjustable closure in the back. Now we had created a product we could share with all our friends! Organic Party was born then so we could share our eco-friendly and organic party items with the world.
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