Last weekend we celebrated all the babies from my mommy and me group! All the babes were born in May or June last year so we had a big park picnic to celebrate them turning one. I lieu of party hats, I made mini crowns for the birthday babes and today I’m sharing the template and tutorial. They are the perfect size for 1 year olds but would also be adorable for bigger kids too. You can easily scale the template as well and make it larger for adults too.
Oh and if you’re team I’d rather buy than DIY, here are the Meri Meri crown party hats that inspired this whole thing! I chose to DIY them since I had all the supplies on hand except the gold canvas. If you have some time or supplies already, check out the supply list and tutorial below.
I shot this photo before I made changes to the template. The finished size has only 5 points on each crown.
Glittered canvas, I used the gold color but there are many colors available
Elastic cord, about 14″ in length for babies, longer for adults
Hot glue gun
Small hole punch
Optional: cutting machine
Download the template. If you’re using a cutting machine (such as a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore) convert the shapes to cut files in your cutting software and cut out. To cut the glitter canvas, I used my Silhouette Cameo, a fabric blade and a regular cutting mat. I cut it with the glitter side down and the blade set to a thickness of 10. To cut the cardstock, I used the regular cardstock settings.
If you prefer to cut them by hand, print out the template on cardstock and cut it out. Trace the shapes on the glittered canvas and cardstock and cut out. You will need 1 canvas piece and 1 cardstock piece for each of the crowns.
Use tacky glue to glue the cardstock to the back side (the white side) of the glittered canvas. Allow it to dry completely before continuing.
Once dry, use the hole punch to punch 2 holes towards the bottom edge, just inside the first “valley” of each point on the crown. See the image above for reference.
Use hot glue to glue the crown into a round shape. Tacky glue could also be used for this step but you would have to use a small clip to hold it together while the glue sets. String a piece of elastic cord though each hole and tie in a double knot. Trim the ends and you’re done!
I cut the elastic in 14″ lengths but I suggest trying on the hats to see what size will be best for you. Alternatively you could also use 2 long pieces of ribbon and tie it in a bow if that’s what you have on hand.