paper crowns {tutorial}

A party hat is always a festive touch for a child’s birthday party. For Audrey’s fancy/crown/girly party, I made these paper crowns for the guests to wear. They were so simple to make and very cute on the little ones.


Here’s what you’ll need:


:: crown template {download below} printed on metallic gold paper
:: scissors
:: thin elastic {found by the yard in the fabric store}
:: hot glue gun
:: glue dots, glitter, silk flower to embellish

STEP ONE: cut crown from template


STEP TWO: if you’d like to embellish with glitter dots, randomly place glue dots on the front of the crown


STEP THREE: sprinkle fine glitter over dots


STEP FOUR: shake off excess glitter


STEP FIVE: cut elastic to size {approximately 13 inches} and hot glue to back of crown


STEP SIX: add a silk flower with hot glue {if desired}


Just a few simple steps and you get a darling paper crown.


Fun for birthday girls … diy-party-crown-with-flower

… and brothers, alike.


Please feel free to download the crown template below.



If you make these for a party, be sure to send me photos!

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8 Responses to paper crowns {tutorial}

  1. michelle t February 27, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    hands down….. i love everything about your taste!!! it’s so completely classic and cozy combined. you do an amazing job with your home and family :) quick question… where did you find the skinny elastic? i can’t seem to find that size skinny elastic anywhere. thanks for the help!! and sharing your lovely home and fam!

    • emily February 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

      You can usually find the elastic either in a package {with other sewing notions} or by the yard. Ask at your local fabric store and they probably have it.

  2. angie February 27, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Birthday Party planning is so much FUN! What an adorable little touch for a special Birthday Girl :)

  3. Carina February 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I love those! They are so cute, and perfect for the little people. I do wonder how they work on a bigger size head? Like if wanted to prance around pretending to be a princess…but thats just a completely hypothetical situation. :)

    • emily February 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      Ha! I think you could enlarge the template and then just make the elastic a bit longer. Go for it!

  4. Emily February 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Love your style and your blog, Em. :) Such a cute idea with the flower.

  5. libbywilko March 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Love this, particularly liked having girls & boys in there :-) ! Thanks.

  6. Stacie Garris September 1, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    May I ask what is the brand of glitter that you used on your crowns?

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