Thursday, January 20, 2011

Princess Tiara Tutorial

What little girl doesn't love dressing up as a princess?
And what proper princess doesn't have a tiara?

Today I'm going to teach you how to make a simple and easy princess crown or tiara for your little Princess.

And no princess outfit is fully complete without a princess wand.
In case you missed the princess wand tutorial check it out here.

Princess Crown or Tiara Tutorial

Supplies:
-headband (The purple glitter headband and the pink headband came in a 2 pack in the dollar section at Target)
-felt
-rhinestones
-hot glue gun

Step 1:
Make a crown template out of card stock or scrap paper.
This is a little tricky to explain...
Basically you need to come up with a crown shape at the top of your template and then leave a bunch of extra room at the bottom. It might be helpful to scroll down a bit to see how we are going to attach the felt to the headband to get a better idea how to make your template.
Then, once you have your large template, make a smaller crown shape that fits inside the top of the larger crown shape as an accent.

Step 2:
Cut your crown shapes out of felt using your templates as a guide.

Step 3:
Wrap the larger crown piece around the headband as shown above.
Add a strip of hot glue to the top center of the headband and to the inside of the crown shape, then quickly press down to secure it to the headband and the back piece of felt.

Wow, I feel like I'm doing a really awful job of explaining this. Hopefully the pictures are helpful to clarify things.

Step 4:
Glue on your smaller crown piece.

Step 5:
Following the shape of the large crown piece, cut the back piece of felt to match.

Step 6:
Decorate your princess tiara/crown with rhinestones, glitter or puffy paint to your liking and...

Tada!

A beautiful princess tiara for your little princess!

20 comments:

Amy said...

very cute! Quick and easy enough for favors!

amber said...

love it

Stacy said...

These are too cute! What kind of felt did you use? Can I find it at Michaels/Joann/Hobby Lobby?

casserole said...

Love it! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-princess-crown-headband/2011/01/23/

--Anne

Ashley said...

That is really fantastic! I am bookmarking this for sure. What a great party favor or addition to your dress-up box.
Thanks for sharing.

Ashley
http://cuteasafox.com
PS- I saw you on Sewing Craft Gossip

angie said...

adorable!!! i love this so much. i will definitely be making this!

SarainAkko said...

I think this is a great compromise between princess and princess overload. I love it. Great job and great idea for party favors.

Kelly said...

So cute! I'm throwing a Pincess Party for my daughter in a couple weeks... might have to make these! Thanks! Visiting from Somwhat Simple

www.livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

Kelly

DANA said...

That is very cute! My niece would LOVE it! If you have not been by yet, I would love for you to come link up! Every month the best link gets prizes!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

The Beading Gem said...

With the Royal Wedding just round the corner, this awesome tutorial is a must for watching it on tv with little princesses! Thanks for sharing. I shall feature and link in a future post so others can come visit! Pearl

Kaci * Little Piles Everywhere said...

I pinned this a long time ago. My daughter is having her first friend party in October. I am making the headbands and the wands for her party favors! She is sooo excited! Thanks for sharing this!

southjerseymom said...

Oh this is perfect...my daughter wants to be Ariel for Halloween and I needed something to finish the outfit. This will be the first bought costume so I really really wanted to do something custume for her. Thank you for this great idea!

Jaimee said...

LOVE this!! I'm including it in a mega Homemade Halloween Costume wrap up on my blog this week : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

Lovely and super cute!

Heather said...

I made these recently with a group of girls and they were a huge hit!

Sadly another blogger has posted the same tutorial and called it her own here http://themoodyfashionista.blogspot.com/2011/03/felt-princess-tiara-tutorial.html

Pam Burrus said...

Thank you!!! I just made some for my friends and I who are running the Disney Princess half marathon this weekend. Pinning you on our running board for other moms who want to make them, posted on two facebook pages too - THANK YOU for the cute tutorial!!!!!

ilan said...

Thanks, I made this for my daughter as couldn't find a tiara to fit her little head as she's only 8 months old but needed it for a dressing up party we were having. Was a fab tutorial and finished tiara looks amazing!

Ana said...

It´s beautiful!!!

Thanks!

Ana Belén
Material para manualidades

Mage Leon said...

They are so beautiful! You inspired me to do my own Tiaras for my daughter's birthday. Everybody loved them. You can check them at my blog http://lillysbackyard.blogspot.com/2013/10/diy-princess-birthday-party-how-to-make.html

CountessKissa said...

I found your tutorial via Pinterest & am so thankful!!!! I just made 3 of them for my Goddaughter's upcoming birthday gift... an Ariel one, a Frozen on and a pink/purple rhinestone one! Your pattern was perfect :D Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!