Bring the two "hemmed" sequin elastic ends together, overlap and glue. Use a big blob of hot glue to ensure it will withstand little kid stretching and pulling. Glue your numbers in place using a minimal number of tiny dots of hot glue. You want the numbers to stand up, not lay flat. So, tack the pipe cleaners in just a few spots. Also, this allows for easy removal should your kids want a year-round crown!