For our church Christmas party two of my boys were asked to be Wisemen. These really could be wisemen crowns, birthday crowns, prince crowns, princess crowns…but, since I was making them as Wisemen crowns, that is what I am going to call them! As I was coming up with costumes for them, I created these wisemen crowns. They are fairly simple, and you could go a ton of different directions with them. I will show you what I did.
Construction Paper (to make a template)
sewing machine and coordinating thread
Tacky Glue (optional)
Make a crown template.
I used extra long construction paper. Here are the dimensions I used. I didn’t end up using the middle template because my 7 year old got very upset that I wanted to make one of the crowns without points. But, I think it would have made a cool Wiseman Crown. (I made 3 crowns…one for each of my boys since even though the youngest was not going to be in the program, I knew he would cry if he didn’t have one too.)
Fold your felt in half and use your template as a pattern. You need two crown pieces. Cut out the two crowns.
Also cut 1 pieces of elastic 4 inches long.
Sew the 2 crown pieces together. Make sure to insert the elastic into one of the ends. Leave the other end open. (Do NOT sew one end together.)
Cut out diamonds (or whatever shapes you would like) out of scraps of felt. Pin them in place.
Sew the diamond down.
Or you can glue them with Tacky glue. I decided since this crown had so many different colors I would glue it instead of sew. Both ways work.
After all the sewing is done take the elastic and stretch it to the other side, slip it in between the two felt crown pieces, and sew the last side closed.
It should look like this when you are done!