My daughter loves pretending to be a princess! Her birthday is in December, but I have been on a crafting kick lately. In addition to the felt pizza toy that I made my son for his upcoming birthday, I also made my daughter a handmade birthday gift. She really wants a tiara to wear when she plays princess, but she and her brother broke the plastic one that I gave her over the summer. I therefore pulled out my felt, some beads and buttons, and sewing box. Using pink and purple (her favorite colors), I crafted a double-sided tiara complete with an elastic band. You can customize your tiara to fit the unique style of your child!
- Acrylic felt
- Matching thread
- Beads and buttons
- Cut two identical tiara-shaped pieces from two different colors of felt.
- Decorate one side of each tiara piece with buttons, beads, felt pieces, etc. Make sure the pieces line up back-to-back with the decorated sides facing out.
- Begin sewing the two tiara pieces together with the undecorated sides together using an overcast stitch. Start at the top corner and sew along the top edge first.
- Continue sewing down one side of the tiara.
- Cut a piece of elastic to fit the tiara around your child’s head.
- As you sew down the first side of the tiara, sew one end of the elastic in between the two pieces of felt. Reinforce the sewing at the point at which the elastic connects.
- Continue sewing along the bottom of the tiara.
- When you reach the second side, sew the other end of the elastic between the two pieces of felt.
- Continue sewing the edges of the tiara together until you reach your starting point again.
For another fun princess-related craft, try my U Is for Unicorn Handprint Craft.
How to Make a Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Dark Pink Felt Piece for Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Dark and Light Pink Felt Pieces for Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Sewing Beads to the Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Sewing Felt Pieces to the Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Sewing Buttons to the Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Elastic for Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
One Side of Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Second Side of Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Light Pink Side of Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson
Dark Pink Side of Felt Tiara © 2017 Heather Johnson