DIY Mini Crowns

Friday, February 10, 2012
I first stumbled upon toilet paper roll crowns on Lilla a's blog and immediately became smitten. So easy, so clever, so tiny, so cute. I thought I'd put my own spin on them and dress them up a bit with things I had laying around my house.

These are so fun and quick to make. They make cute photography props, party favors, decorations, and little crowns for dolls. 

What you'll need:
Toilet paper rolls
Scrap felt, fabric, or paper (surprise, surprise - I used felt for mine)
Elastic cord
Glue (if you're using fabric or felt, make sure your glue adheres accordingly)
Scraps of trim (ribbon, pom poms, ric rac, etc)

Getting Started:

Cut our your felt (or fabric or paper) to 4" x 6" pieces - one piece for each crown you plan to make.

Glue over the entire piece of felt (fabric or paper) getting pretty close to the edges.

Roll your felt (fabric or paper) around the toilet paper roll. Wait for it to dry completely.

When the covered rolls are dry, cut your crown points from the top. I just free handed these. They are uneven and totally imperfect - I pretend it adds that whimsical touch.

Glue on your trim however you like and wait for it to dry.

Poke little holes in either side of the crown towards the bottom and thread your cord through. I used the pointy end of my small scissors to poke my holes. 

That's it. Super easy.  I'm so taken by these I think I'll create a whole little collection. Maybe I can convince the fam to wear them at our next Tuesday dinner or holiday party?


Oh Fiddlesticks! said...

You are so crazy clever! LOVE these. Must make for Paisley' rainbow + art + messy party next week. The color combos are endless! Thanks for the great idea G!

Grace said...

You are welcome, Melissa! If you make them for P's party, you have to share pictures. They are so, so fun. I keep trying to think of excuses to make more... xoxo

Kristi said...

I am loving these crowns!! I can't wait to try to make some with my sweeties.

Oh Fiddlesticks! said...

Uh, yes I will share pictures! I can't wait to bust out my felt, pom poms, ric rac, etc. to do this. I already took a toilet paper roll from the restaurant I was at tonight {hee hee! don't tell on me, okay?} Love ya G~

Grace said...

Thanks, Kristi! I'd love to see how they turn out.

Taking empty toilet paper rolls from a restaurant for the love of handmade...that is one of the many reasons I think you absolutely rule, M!

soelvskjeen said...

Hi :)
Thank you so much for this adorable idea!
Me and my daughter tried this out today, and they are just adorable. I linked to your post in my blogpost, hope you dont mind :)


Great design!!!

Love Kpop said...

I was a girl, but clumsy things. I do not know how to cook, sew, above, ca. I have too insipid and tedious, but that's my personality. It's hard to change

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