I devised these crowns because my self-proclaimed 'non-crafty' friend had to make an easter parade hat for her daughter.... and she asked me for an idea. I emailed her a photo of our fairy princess flower crowns and she made her own version which looks awesome. She is still recovering from the shock of her own craftiness!!
- Find some thick card (I used 210gsm card). You will need a piece long enough to wrap around your child's head. I only had A4 size so I cut two strips and stapled them together.
- If you want ribbons at the back of the crown staple them on at the end of your strip of card.
- Cut out three different sized squares of tissue paper – large, medium and small. I used three different colours but use whatever you have on hand.
- Glue the large piece of tissue paper (as a diamond) to the middle of the crown – just a small dab of glue in the middle will do as you want the edges to be loose. Follow this with the medium piece (as a square) and then the small piece (as a diamond). Finish off with a sequin in the middle.
- Scrunch up the tissue paper to make it look like a flower. The flowers slowly unfold with time but they still look nice and you can simply re-scrunch them.
- When your crown is covered with a long row of flowers staple the ends together to fit your child's head.
- I added an extra flower to cover up the staples, you may not need to do this.
- If these steps make no sense – sigh loudly and then look at the photos and make it up.
Ahhh, fairies and princesses, so much pink and purple – can you get enough? I can. Next week it is time for a bit of dinosaur action.
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