Using the Windmill Pattern to Create Crown Ornaments

In this video, Monica will show you how she turned the Windmill Pattern into these stunning crowns!

Even if you do not have the Windmill Pattern, I think you will still love some of the ideas she gives here.

And of course, if you would like to try out the Windmill Pattern, you can grab it right HERE.

(The Windmill Pattern comes with a full-length eBook AND video tutorial!)

 

Some Inspiration for your Crowns...

Resources:

Get 'Hemi' Foam Shapes HERE.

GET MONICA'S WINDMILL PATTERN HERE.

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The Prism Fold

The Reverse Triangle Fold

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40 Responses
  • Kelly Davis
    January 19, 2018

    These crowns are beautiful, and your instructions make them easy to do! Thank you!

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 20, 2018

      You are welcome, Kelly! Enjoy!

  • Kelly J Minnick
    January 19, 2018

    OMGosh, how beautiful!!!

  • Barbara Lee
    January 19, 2018

    These are beautiful can’t wait to make one myself. Have to finish the ones I’ve started first.

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 20, 2018

      I hope you enjoy making one when your other ones are complete, Barbara! I have a long list of ornaments that I need to finish, so I understand your predicament!

  • Cindy Brasier
    January 19, 2018

    Those are beautiful….and the instructions are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing. LOVE IT!!!

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 20, 2018

      You are very welcome, Cindy!

  • Robyn Wright
    January 19, 2018

    Stunning!!

  • Mary Bloomis
    January 19, 2018

    this ornament is beautiful and the instructions are easy to follow thank you off to the store

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 20, 2018

      Thank you, Mary! I am so glad that you found it easy to follow. Have fun making your crown!

  • CLAIRE NEGLEY
    January 19, 2018

    is hard this , how beautiful ………

  • Mary Gunning Morrow
    January 19, 2018

    Now I am truly in trouble I just love these ones and can’t wait to get home and make one. I did make the Unicorn ones and they sold like hotcakes at the Arts and Craft fair. These are truly a work of art and thank you, Staci, for bringing her on board. Mary

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 20, 2018

      That is great news, Mary! I am so thrilled that they were good sellers for you! Hope you really enjoy making crowns too.

  • Linda Pokos
    January 19, 2018

    So beautiful!

  • Linda Marie Jorgensen
    January 19, 2018

    So beautiful!!

  • Claudia Diaz
    January 20, 2018

    Thanks

  • Anita Rath
    January 20, 2018

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, definitely on my to do list! You are so creative! Love your designs! 😍❤️👍

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 21, 2018

      Thank you, Anita! Hope you are able to get through your to-do list and that you enjoy every moment of it.😊 Happy ornament-ing!

  • Nora James
    January 21, 2018

    Your crowns are beautiful, but you didn’t show how to put the strips of fabric on to the hemi before putting the points around

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 21, 2018

      Hi Nora! Since adding a band to the ornament is a topic that is covered in the pattern tutorials, I left that part out in an effort to keep this quick video tip somewhat short. Hope you found the ideas helpful and inspirational! 😊

    • Carmen
      March 16, 2018

      Yes that’s what I want to know to it looks like they’re over lapping side way

      • Monica
        April 17, 2018

        Hi Carmen! I apparently missed seeing this comment sooner; I’m sorry. The top area of the crown ornament was completed using the “Windmill” ornament pattern , which is available exclusively on the Ornament Girl website. The Windmill tutorial demonstrates how to complete the pattern step-by-step. However, almost any other ornament pattern would work, including the Basic Star Pattern, which is available as a free workshop at http://www.theornamentgirl.com
        I hope this helps! Happy Ornament-ing!

  • Robyn
    January 21, 2018

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your idea, Monica! 🙂

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 21, 2018

      My pleasure, Robyn!😊👑

  • Kimberly
    January 21, 2018

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to start making them. I am new to this and am just starting out with the basic star ornament. Where can I learn how to do the unicorn ornament too?!? It was great!

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 24, 2018

      Hi Kimberly! The unicorn video is available to all Ornament Girl club members via the club website, on the “Ornament Workshops” page. Non-club members receive a link to the unicorn video as a bonus when they purchase the “Iris” ornament pattern. Hope this helps! 🙂

  • Renee
    January 23, 2018

    Love the ornament!!! But in order to make it you still need to know how to do the windmill pattern. Do you have to order the instructions?

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 24, 2018

      Hi Renee! Yes, the Windmill pattern tutorial can be purchased separately. However, you could use almost any ornament pattern on top of the crown, including Staci’s “Basic Star” pattern which is covered in her (free) video workshop series.

  • Donna Ford
    January 26, 2018

    I was going to use a 4″ hemi. What width would I use or how many inches to add to your original pattern?

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      January 27, 2018

      Hi Donna! Since the pattern will need to cover about 1″ more than a 3″ ball, I suggest adding between 1/2″ – 1″ of length to each fabric piece. And for width, I suggest an extra 1/4″ (as a starting point) and then make adjustments as needed. It can take a bit of trial and error to discover the best sizes to use for various hemis, so I suggest NOT cutting all of your fabric pieces until you know for sure what sizes work best. (I speak from experience!) Hope this helps to get you started. Enjoy making your crown!

  • Lisa Vicente
    February 4, 2018

    I think these would be lovely decor for a baby shower. And then they can be displayed in the baby’s room afterward.

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      February 11, 2018

      I agree, Lisa! I’ve had several friends tell me they would love one included in their baby’s room decor!

  • Carmen
    March 16, 2018

    R ur fabric piece straight or r they elongated triangle for the top ,and can u hang on tree as ornament at Christmas

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      March 17, 2018

      Hi Carmen! Yes, you could certainly add a hanger to the top of the crown and hang it up if you wish! And all of the fabric cuts and dimensions would depend on whatever pattern you decided to use on the top. (The Windmill pattern was used in these examples).

  • Rachel
    August 10, 2018

    Love the crowns. Especially the honey bee one. I raise honey bees. Do you have a kit of that one? Would love to buy it.

  • Lori
    August 26, 2018

    These are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  • Susan
    February 8, 2019

    Really enjoyed the video. Doing a show this weekend with my own projects. But will definately try making these. They are beautiful. Is there a place where we can post pictures of our crowns?

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      February 9, 2019

      Hi Susan! Yay! So happy to hear that you will be making some of these! Yes, please let us see what you make! Ornament Girl Club members often post their photos on the OG Club Facebook group page. Everyone loves seeing them there!

      And if you use Instagram and post your photo there, please feel free to tag me and/or Staci Ann so we can take a look!
      https://www.instagram.com/sugarplum_girl1/
      https://www.instagram.com/ornamentgirl/

      Happy Ornament-ing, Susan!

  • Virginia Scott
    June 22, 2019

    where do I get the fabric for the pink, silver, crown

    • Monica Mihajlovic
      July 1, 2019

      Hi Virginia! I got the sparkly pink and white fabrics at Joann. The silver ribbon was purchased from WalMart. Hope this helps! 🙂

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