Quick & Easy Homemade Paper Crowns

by | Oct 29, 2015 | All Saints Day, Costumes, Crafts | 4 comments

Last year I had elaborate plans to make the girls lace princess crowns (like these) for their saint costumes using lace ribbon, fabric stiffener, and glitter paint. I ran out of time and the bag of supplies is still sitting in my closet…

Instead, just before our party started, I printed out a couple templates and quickly cut out crowns from some gold/silver poster board I happened to have on hand. They were so easy to make and turned out lovely!

Supplies: 
Gold/Silver Poster Board – gold on one side, silver on the other (or use whatever color you have)
Acrylic Gems (optional) 
Paper Crown Templates – I used this template and this template
Pencil
Scissors
Stapler and Staples  (or use a Hot Glue Gun)

First I cut out the template and traced it onto the poster board until it was long enough to wrap my daughters head and connect together, overlapping a bit. I cut just inside of my traced lines so that they wouldn’t show while wearing it – whether on the front or inside, you can see both. I overlapped the edges a bit and stapled it together. A hot glue gun would have looked a little better, but I was short on time! 😉 
St. Margaret of Scotland – Victorian Rose Princess Dress
My oldest daughter decorated her crown with acrylic gems. 
My youngest daughter left her crown plain gold for Our Lady of Mount Carmel and we created a smaller crown for Baby Jesus using the scraps from cutting out her crown. It worked out perfectly! 
 You can scroll through all our past Saint Costumes here or listed here

4 Comments

  1. Christine

    Thanks, Jessica. My daughter's plastic crown broke.

    2015-10-29 23:17:20

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  2. jbc2789

    I enjoyed scrolling through the costumes of past years-so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing this year's saints!

    2015-10-30 00:21:52

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  3. Krissy

    I'm thinking a quick cost of paint in a BK crown might be easier than cutting. (Or just decorating over the BK symbols.) – only bc I procrastinate in every thing I do. 🙂

    2015-10-30 00:58:36

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  4. Jessica Gordon

    I actually suggested the Burger King crowns in my Saintly Costumes post back in 2008 – but those require a trip to Burger King (our closest is 25-30 minutes away) so cutting is definitely quicker for me in a pinch. I think I had all three crowns made in less than 30 minutes, including the time it took to print templates.

    2015-10-30 01:05:35

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