Lickety-Split Birthday Crown


 
Need a last-minute birthday crown?  The one Oscar is wearing took 5 steps and  less than 30 minutes to make.

Supplies:
  • two paper-sized sheets of felt
  • approximately 8 inches of elastic (depending on the size of your child's head)
  • the usual sewing supplies.
Instructions:
  1. Using the template below, cut two crown pieces, one circle, and the number of your choice.
  2. Sew the birthday number to the circle piece.  I cut out my circle with pinking shears for a little extra interest.
  3. Sew your now-numbered circle to the center wave of the crown.  Add any other embellishments you'd like - ric rac, ribbon, trim, etc.
  4. Lay your two crown pieces together, right sides out.  Sandwich one end of the elastic between the crown pieces and sew in place.  Repeat on the other side.  Make sure your elastic is not twisted.
  5. Sew around the entire outer edge, and you're done!  Time to party.

 




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21 comments:

foobella said...

Great crown.

I don't know why, but the first thing I thought when I saw Oscar in this picture was that he reminds me of Happy from Rudolph's Shiny New Year. Minus the ears, of course. That is to say, Oscar is freaking precious!

lisa said...

I love birthday crowns, but didn’t realize they were so easy to make! I’ll have to put that on my list for little guys next birthday! Speaking of birthdays, I’m doing a giveaway in honor of mine and wanted to invite you over! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Rose said...

I love your templates, your ideas and creativity, your blog and you!! Thanks for sharing another fantastic idea!

Linda said...

Darling crown, but MAN! That little one is out-of-this-world ADORABLE! He is one cute little boy...

maryanne said...

Very cute, thanks for the template!

Amber said...

Felt is fast becoming my all-time favorite craft material. Ever. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Erin J. said...

So cute! I can't wait to make one when my bebe turns 1!

lyndsay said...

Jill, I was wondering if the playhouse could easily be lined in order to add things to the inside and would you line it with fabric or felt?? Thanks,


Lyndsay

chandelier said...

That is so cute!

Sew Much Ado said...

What a great idea! I love it. I guess you're finding some uses for all your leftover felt!

an encourager said...

You come up with the cutest things!

Jenny said...

Perfect timing! My youngest turns one this week and I just bought felt to make a birthday banner for him. I should have enough left to make this b-day crown too! Thanks for the idea!

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Devil Dog Momma said...

Thank you for the tutorial! You can see the crown I made for my sons birthday at www.mylildevildogs.blogspot.com

Parents' Ideas said...

It's such a great idea to make a crown on the tot's first birthday! I think each mom wants to invent something special for this day. The crown you'vemade matches your little one's eyes so lovely!

Anastasia

pink and green mama said...

So cute! I had such great intentions of sewing birthday crowns this year but they didn't happen - by the time I made a felt happy birthday banner I was done! : ) Maybe next year : )

Happy Birthday Oscar : )

Rita said...

I love this! I just made one for my little girls second birthday. Thanks for the idea and pattern!

Susan said...

Thank you so much for this great looking plus fast and easy birthday crown. I found your blog and whipped one up for my sons birthday all in one night. He loved it. He wore it all day! Thank you!!!

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This is what I need in order to creating something really good for my little soon, because I think it's not fair giving him Burger King's crowns.

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That is too cute. what an adorable little guy. can't believe you have the patience to do a crown for him.

Becky said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I whipped up some for my daughter's 1st birthday. They were a huge hit! Your tissue paper pom pom tips were very helpful, also. I linked back to your blog on mine www.buzzycreations.blogspot.com

Kristie K. said...

thanks so much! I am making some for my son's first birthday!!! so cute!