Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Aug 31, 2012

DIY Jeweled Felt Crown (the No-Sew Version)




My little princess certainly loves her crowns!  Unfortunately her crowns get a lot of wear and tear.  I usually buy them from the dollar store so they don't last very long.

She has been asking for a new crown lately so I thoughts I would make her a felt crown.  This crown was so easy to make and had absolutely no sewing involved!

We even made a crown for our new kitty, Rocky.  Rocky isn't too thrilled with his crown...  One of my Facebook fans suggested in might be that the crown is pink!




I received a Fashion Decorator (sold at Wal-mart) from my sponsor, Fashion Art Projects.  It was perfect for decorating our crown.  Fashion Art Projects also provided me with an extra Decorator as a giveaway for one of my readers!  (Giveaway details are at the bottom of the post.)  I love this little decorator!  It is perfect for adding a little pizzazz to all types of projects.  I used one last Halloween to help create my son's Billy the Exterminator costume.
Billy the exterminator
Say hi, Billy!
I've put together a little tutorial if you would like to make a Felt Crown for your little one!

Materials needed:
  • Felt
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • pencil/paper
  • hot glue gun
  • 1/4 or 1/2 inch elastic
  • craft Supplies to decorate the crown (I mused my fashion decorator and jeweled studs.)
Instructions:

Step 1:  Measuring and cutting.
Measure around your child's head where the crown will sit.  (My daughter's measurement was 19.5 inches.,  If you don't have a child nearby to measure, you could refer to this chart.)

The finished crown should be be about 1/2 inch smaller than your head measurement.  Depending on the width of your felt piece, you need to determine how long of a piece of elastic to cut.  The felt piece I had was 11 inches wide.

To get the total measurement for felt plus elastic, take your head measurement, minus 1/2 inch, plus 1 inch for the seam allowances  (My daughter's head measurement was 19.5 inches:  19 1/2 - 1/2 inch + 1 inch is our total measurement. The width of the felt was 11 inches so I cut my elastic piece 9 inches.

Fold a piece of paper in half and draw half a crown shape.  (When you unfold it, the crown cutout will be symmetrical.)


Fold your felt in half and pin the crown template to the felt.  Cut out the crown.


When you unfold the felt crown piece it will look like this:  (I laid my jewel pattern out before attaching them.)


Step 2:  Decorate your crown:
Go ahead and embellish your crown.  I used my fashion decorator, but you could also use glue or a needle and thread, what ever works for what you have.

I loved using the decorator though, it was so easy:



Step 3:  Put the crown together:
After the crown is embellished, lay the felt piece out flat on your works pace, decorated side down.  Starting in the middle of the crown, add a generous amount of glue to the BACK piece of the crown.


Matching up the crown tips, fold the front side over and squeeze together.  As you are squeezing, form the crown into a circular shape.



Keep adding glue and squeezing the crown together.  Be sure to leave a little opening to slied the elastic into the crown.


Slide the elastic piece 1/2 inch into the opening and add more glue to both sides of the elastic to secure in place.  Repeat on the other side.


Tada!   A sweet little crown...


Perfect for dress up, playtime or a fun costume!


Now for the giveaway, I have a Fashion Decorator kit with 140 nail heads and jewels, courtesy of Fashion Art Projects to give away.

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9 comments:

  1. Very cute! My daughter would love one of these felt crown for dress up... Thanks for the tutorial...

    Jeanna

    Dramaqueenseams.com

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  2. That is so sweet, you can tell your daughter loves it too!

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  3. They are both so cute, but the one for the cat, ohhh I want a princess cat!( and I'm not a huge fan of cats) My daughter would love one, I think she'd want to sleep in it :)

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  4. Ok...I just LOVE THIS!
    I'm a huge fan of fun felt projects. I had to pin this so that I can make one for my daughter! Thanks for the awesome and easy to follow tutorial:)

    XOXO
    Kelly @ Smart! School {House}
    http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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  5. I am the grandmother of almost 3 year old twin girls and am always looking for something to make for them that is fun and easy and cheap..........twins are not cheap!!!! One in pink, one in orange and they will be thrilled and crowned on their birthday.

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  6. I love the crown! You did a fabulous job on it. I'd love for you to link it up to our What I Wore Sunday link party:
    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/09/what-i-wore-sunday-week-31.html

    See you soon!
    ~Natalie

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  7. Great tutorial! The crown is just so darn pretty!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  8. Cute! I love the picture with your cat. It makes me smile! Stopping by for Southern Lovely. Kari http://thesweetestmemoryblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. This crown is fabulous. I'll have to make one for my daughter's princess party coming up. I have just become a follower to your blog. You have some great projects. I would love it if you came and visited my blog too and maybe become a follower too - http://lpcrafts.blogspot.com.au

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