Have your kids reached the age where they love absolutely nothing more than playing dress up? Chances are, they’ll go through a whole phase where, every single day, they turn themselves into princes and princesses, complete with crowns! You could buy them all kinds of plastic to aluminum tiaras from the store, but it’ll be a lot more fun for all of you if you make some crowns yourselves!
Check out these 15 lovely crown and tiara designs that your kids will love using for dress up games, but that are so neat that you might even steal them for New Year’s or your birthday celebration too!
1. Gold leaf crown
2. Paper bag flower crown
3. Ric rac tiara
4. Lace and rhinestone crowns
These moulded lace crowns are so delicate and decorative that we kind of want to make some for ourselves! Find lace in different colours, pearls ot rhinestones for trim along the bottom edge, and some pretty appliques to make a centre piece in the crown. Check out how surprisingly easy it was for
5. DIY wire flower crown
If you’ve got some time and some patience on your hands, try this gorgeously bent and wrapped wire tiara idea from
6. Easy cardboard crown
Are your kids ready to play dress up right now and they’re not willing to wait until you’re been able to bend them a custom wire flower head piece? Grab the nearest cardboard from the recycling box, get the markers and the scissors, and set the kids down to making their own! This simple crown by
7. Spiky origami crown
Perhaps your kids have just discovered how much fun origami is and now they want to fold themselves absolutely everything! Maybe you’re the one who can’t wait to get your hands one some bright new origami paper and make something new? Either way, this spiky little crown will look awesome on anyone when it’s finished. Get the steps for making it on
8. Sparkly pipe cleaner hairband tiaras
9. Glitter, paper, flower crown
If you like the ease and simplicity of the cardboard crown but you only have access to thick paper, construction paper, or card stock, don’t stress! These will work just as well, and they can also be made just as cute as some of the other crowns on this list. Stickers, glitter glue, and faux flowers are a great way to jazz things up, just like
10. Chunky rhinestone birthday crown
11. Adorable newspaper crowns
If you can’t decide between making the cardboard crown or the origami crown, why not meet somewhere in the middle? This newspaper crown involves folding and cutting, plus whatever decorating and embellishing you please! Check out how
12. Gold glitter star crown
13. Fabric and ribbon crowns
Are you an avid sewing enthusiast who does a lot more sewing than you do other types of crafting? You can totally still use your main DIY skills to make a crown!
14. “Crystal” crown
Have your kids fallen in love with the idea of Cinderella’s crystal shoes more than anything else in fairytale land? Follow the steps on
15. Paper geometric hairband crown
When you picture a “crown”, do you think of more of a 3D, geometric shape, more like a headpiece? Sparkly, decorative paper or card stock and this tutorial by
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