Use fresh flowers and contact paper to create paper DIY crowns and necklaces for kids with this easy tutorial.
We made some beautiful DIY flower crowns and necklaces yesterday.
These were so easy to make and yet really quite stunning.
These crowns are the perfect anytime activity! Kids can make them to celebrate summer, for pretend play accessories, as a party favor, or just for fun!
Here’s how we did it…
DIY Crowns for Kids
- Posterboard, cardstock, or heavy paper
- Drawing tool, such as a pencil
- Utility knife, such as X-acto
- Self-healing cutting mat or piece of cardboard
- Transparent contact paper (also known as sticky back plastic)
- Hole Punch
- Draw the crown shapes
Begin and draw the crown shapes on the poster board. Be sure to leave large inset sections where the flower decorations will go.
Cut out the crown. I found scissors work best for the outside of the crown and an x-acto knife is better for cutting out the insets. Make sure to protect your work surface with a cutting mat or cardboard if using an x-acto knife.
- Add contact paper to the crown
Pull the paper backing off a piece of contact paper and lay on the table, sticky side up. Press the crown to the contact paper then cut away the excess contact paper from the outer edges.
- Decorate the crown with flowers
Press flower petals to the contact paper, creating a bejeweled, stained glass effect.
- Cover the back of the crown with contact paper
Cut small pieces of contact paper to overlap the inset sections of the crown and press over the flower petals.
- Fit the crown
Wrap the flower crown around your head and tape in place. You can also use a hole punch and yarn to secure the crown around your head.
- Admire your new DIY crowns
Aren’t the crowns just beautiful? I love the ethereal stained glass effect!
These crowns are perfect for flower princesses and princes, fairies, elves, and anything else your child can imagine…
DIY Flower Necklaces for Kids
We had some leftover circles of card stock after making our crowns, so the kids made flower necklaces, too, using the same technique. A hole punch and some yarn turned them into necklaces worthy of any flower princess.
These are so beautiful, you may want to make one of these DIY flower crowns for yourself as well. And a necklace or two. Just sayin’.
More Stained Glass Flower Ideas
- Flower Petal Stained Glass Door: A Spring Flower Craft
- Flower Suncatcher: A Flower Mandala Kids Can Make
- Melted Crayon Stained Glass Bunting for the Window
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