Felt Crown

At our house, costumes aren't just for Halloween. My kids love thinking up fantastical adventures and, when we make costumes, we want them to last for a long time because they get a lot of play. So when my daughter decided she wanted to be a princess for Halloween, she decided to craft a crown with some staying power...

  1. Ages: 5 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Go through a bowl of buttons and pick out your favorite buttons. Bonus points for shiny, sparkly buttons.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Draw out the shape of your crown, and then cut it out. (Younger kids may need some grownup assistance with this step.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Try on your crown to make sure it fits!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Carefully sew on one button at a time. (You may need to help your child thread the needle or work the needle through the felt from time to time. It can be a little tricky at times.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Decorate your crown to your heart's content.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Overlap the ends a couple of inches, and sew the crown closed. (Again, you may need to help pull the needle through the felt occasionally.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Here's a close-up of the back of the crown all finished up, so you can see what the stitching looks like.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    Put your crown on and, if you're like my daughter, go outside and play on the swings. (After all, how else can you make sure your crown will stay put?)Then go and rule your crafty little kingdom! (My little princess decided to make a second crown that very night.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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