Make a No-Sew Jewled Crown for your little miss using felt, hot glue, elastic, and jewels. The crown is perfect for pretend play or even Halloween costumes!
My little princess certainly loves her crowns!
Her crowns get a lot of wear and tear, and since I usually buy them from the dollar store, they don’t last very long. She’s been asking for a new crown lately, so I figured I could make her something from my craft stash. After reviewing my supplies, I decided a felt crown would be perfect.
You’ll love how easy this crown is to make and has absolutely no sewing involved!
We even made a mini-crown for our kitty, Rocky. (Rocky doesn’t seem too thrilled with his crown- maybe because it is pink!)
Fashion Art Projects had sent me a Fashion Decorator (sold at Walmart and is similar to a Bedazzler. A hot fix tool would work well, too.) It was perfect for decorating our crown, making it so easy to add a little pizzazz to all types of projects. (I also used it last Halloween to help create my son’s Billy the Exterminator costume.)
I’ve put together a little tutorial if you would like to make a Felt Crown for your little one!
How to Make a No-Sew Felt Crown
- hot glue gun
- 1/4 or 1/2 inch elastic
- craft supplies to decorate the crown (I used my fashion decorator and jeweled studs.)
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 slide 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 it in place. Repeat on the other side.
Tada! A sweet little crown for a sweet little princess.
Perfect for dress up, playtime, or a fun costume!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.