The crown – I found this one on clearance after Christmas at Target. It was an ornament that I bought on a whim but knew I could use it for something with three little princesses running around. Here is a link to a similar (and cuter!) one I found on Amazon! Based on the measurements, I think it is a little smaller than the one I used.
Black or White felt – white would have been better but I only had black so that’s what I used
White Boa – I found this one at Michaels
A regular baby headband (it won’t be damaged in the making of the headband so you can use a good one)
A couple of hair clips. (I used an alligator clip from a broken hairbow and a plain hair clip.)
I used a pair of pliers to bend the hanger part of the ornament down.
Then I cut a piece of felt slightly larger than the base of the crown for it to sit on. I thought the bottom of the crown itself might be too hard for my little princess (plus is was an additional place to glue the feathers).
I hot-glued the crown to the felt.
Then I glued the feathers to the felt base of the crown by slowly wrapping it around as I glued.
Finally, I took two clips and hot-glued them to the bottom of the felt so that I could attach it to the headband without messing the original headband up.
Lastly, I attached the headband to the crown and tried it on my little princess! Mine ended up a little top heavy due to the weight of the crown. But it didn’t seem to bother her! How cute is she? She definitely has our hearts.
And here it is in her first birthday photo shoot…
I die. Seriously!?! I die. She is so sweet and beautiful and full of wonder. I don’t know how we did life before she came into our family!
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2 comments on “First Birthday Crown Tutorial”
Your daughter looks adorable. My girls would love your crown headband 🙂
Thank you so much!