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DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, this year I decided to get crafty! After years of seeing many people make playing card ruffs on Pinterest I wanted to try it myself. In the end I came up with an entire Queen of Hearts inspired beauty look that would go great with a Queen of Hearts costume! Here’s my DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts.

 

Red Painted Roses Hair Clips

In Alice in Wonderland, the card guards accidentally plant white roses but the Red Queen only likes RED roses. To prevent getting in trouble, they quickly paint the white roses red but their poor paint job causes the queen to notice this and she gets angry! Since half my hair is green I figured it would be cute to add painted roses and make a little rose bush.

 

Supplies

  • Paper Roses – $6. I found mine at Michael’s with the scrap-booking supplies
  • Red Paint – $10. I used Tulip brand fabric paint which comes in a pack of 10 different colors. You can buy them individually for about $6 each but it’s a better deal to get the pack!
  • Small paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun or other strong glue

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Be careful when you peel off the flowers. The leaves might stick!

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

I used a fabric paint I already had but acrylic, watercolor, or tempura paint will also work.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

In the movie, the card guards don’t do a great job at painting the roses so neither do you. Paint half of the paper roses completely red but leave varying amounts of white showing on the other half of the roses.

TIP: It’s less messy to leave the roses attached to the display cardboard while you’re painting them. it keeps the paint off your hands!

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Once the paint dried, I used hot glue to glue the flowers to bobby pins and stick them into my hair.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Playing Cards Standing Ruff

The Queen of Hearts’ dress includes an Elizabethan Standing Collar or Standing Ruff. An easy and creative way to add a standing ruff to your costume is to make them out of playing cards.

 

Supplies

  • Pack of Red Backed Bicycle Playing Cards – $3.89
  • Hot glue gun or other strong glue
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape or string
  • Piece of Paper
  • Hole punch
  • Bobby Pin

Use a tape measure or string to measure the curve of your neck. Once you have that length, draw a curve the onto a piece of paper and cut it out. This will serve as your guide as you glue together your cards. You want the collar to fit snugly around your neck so it doesn’t slip when you move.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Depending on how close together you want your cards, a deck of cards has enough to make 2, maybe even 3 rows of cards. I ended up making two rows and gluing them together as well.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Once you complete your collar, use a hole punch to cut a hole in two of the cards near the top. These will be used to keep the collar standing.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

Slip bobby pins through the holes to attach the collar to your hair.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

For this picture I left one of the bobby pins out so you can see where I keep them. Using the bobby pins I keep the collar stable by pinning them near my afro puffs.

DIY Queen of Hearts Inspired Crafts

And now your crafts are done! I added this gold mini crown (here) and fun 18th century inspired makeup to complete the look! Have fun crafting and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Alia

Alia

Star Wars Nerd. Disney Nerd. Anime Nerd. Cosplay Nerd. All Around Nerd!

(Everyday is Halloween)
Alia

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