Bejeweled Crown

Make and wear this simple but dazzling paper crown.
Bejeweled Crown craft

Materials

  • White card stock
  • Gold poster paint, tempera or acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Things to decorate your crown with: rhinestones, plastic gems, sequins, gem-style stickers, glitter glue, metallic paper, tinsel paper, etc.

Safety Tips

  • Small craft materials such as rhinestones and sequins are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.

Steps

Step 1 Bejeweled Crown 1. Print out 2 copies of this basic zigzag crown pattern on A4 or Letter size white card stock.
Step 2a Bejeweled Crown 2. Cut out the rectangles.
Step 3 Bejeweled Crown 3. Cut each rectangle along the zigzag line to come up with 4 crown sections. Set one crown section aside since we only need 3 to make a crown.
Step 4 Bejeweled Crown 4. Connect two crown sections by gluing the half-triangle edge of one crown section to a full-triangle edge of another crown section. Make sure the two pieces are aligned along the edges.
Step 5 Bejeweled Crown 5. Press on the joint to glue the two pieces together.
Step 6 Bejeweled Crown 6. Connect the third crown section following Steps 4 and 5.
Step 7 Bejeweled Crown 7. Measure the crown around your head. Trim off any excess length to achieve a comfortable fit.
Step 8 Bejeweled Crown 8. Paint the crown with gold poster paint, tempera or acrylic paint. If you like, you can paint the flip side of the crown as well.

As an option, you can also sprinkle gold glitter while the paint is still wet.
Step 9 Bejeweled Crown 9. Let the paint dry.
Step 10a Bejeweled Crown 10. Add jewels and gems to your crown with any of, or a combination of these materials:

a.) Rhinestones, sequins, plastic gems, or gem-style stickers
Step 10b Bejeweled Crown b.) Glitter glue or metallic puffy paint
Step 10cd Bejeweled Crown c.) Create bejeweled buttons by covering the bottom of a button with a thick layer of white glue and sprinkling with lots of glitter;

d.) Cut out shapes from metallic paper or tinsel paper. (Not in photo)
Step 11 Bejeweled Crown 11. When you're happy with how your crown looks, set it aside to dry.
Step 12 Bejeweled Crown 12. Glue the ends of the crown together. Once the glue dries, try on your bejeweled crown.

We have more crown patterns that you can print out and decorate using the ideas above.

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