My then-3-year-old watched while I made item after item for her little brother’s frog prince birthday party earlier this year, and in the process, I think I created a monster. I now have a little girl that is totally obsessed with parties, the birthday kind in particular! Makes her momma proud. Her only request besides “princesses” for her 4th birthday was that she have a birthday crown like her little brother.
So in celebration of this 4-year mile marker, I’m sharing how to make one of these for your own little prince or princess. You’ll need:
– Large piece of stiff felt
– Two pieces of contrasting colored felt, preferably with a self-adhesive back
– Gemstones of various sizes
– Fabric glue
– Needle and thread
– Templates for crown
Step 1. Download the templates and cut the shapes out of felt. I traced the images onto the felt and cut them out for this crown. You should have:
– Front of crown with peak
– Back of crown band
– Heart and scroll (teal in these pictures)
– Heart (pink in these pictures)
– Number (teal)
The number I cut free hand. If this isn’t something you’re comfy with, print out a number from your computer at 1 inch high, trace and cut out of felt.
Step 3. The band. You’re going to have to track down the wearer and make them stand still long enough to pin the end of the band to the front of the crown so that it fits properly. (Have one end pinned already before you put them through this hardship!)
Step 4. Marabou. Whipstitch it to the very bottom, arranging it so it covers your stitches, but not the heart and scrolls on the front of the crown.
And that’s it! Hopefully you have one happy little birthday girl (or boy!) after you’re done like I did. Enjoy!