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How To Make A Crown

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Whether is for a birthday party, A Christmas Nativity reenactment, or any other event, this easy tutorial will show you how to make a crown for that special Occasion.

how to make a crown tutorial showing the finished grey felt crown with white and red felt diamonds

For our church Christmas party two of my boys were asked to be the Wise Men. These really could be wise men, birthday or prince and princess crowns.  Since I was making them as Wise men crowns, that is what I am going to call them! As I was coming up with costumes for them, I created these wise men crowns.  They are fairly simple, and you could go a ton of different directions with them.  I will show you what I did.

How To Make A Felt Crown

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper (to make a template)
  • Felt
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Tacky Glue (optional)
3 Christmas crown templates of different sizes

Making A Crown Template

The first thing you need to do is 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 Wise man Crown.  (I made 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.)

wise man christmas crown construction paper template being placed over grey felt

Fold your felt in half and use your template as a pattern.   You will need two crown pieces.  Cut them out and then cut 1 piece of elastic that is 4 inches long.

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the next step in making a crown with grey felt that was previously cut out of a pattern being sewn on a sewing machine

Sewing and Assembling A Felt Crown

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.)

pinning the red felt diamonds to the grey felt crown outline

Cut out diamonds (or whatever shapes you would like) out of scraps of felt.  Pin them in place.

sewing the red felt diamonds to the grey felt crown

Next, sew the diamonds down.

when making a crown there's an alternative to sewing on the diamonds. You can use tacky glue to glue the diamonds to the felt crown.

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.

final stages of making a crown by sewing the ends of the crown together

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.

an elastic band added to the crown to make it adjustable so it can be used by multiple people

It should look like this when you are done!

how to make your own crown with pictures of three different felt crowns and a picture of a boy wearing a finished crownAnd one cute Wise man ready for his performance.

For more of Tasha’s creative ideas, please visit Creation Corner.

 

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