Upcycled Crafts: Paper Crown

August 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Hi y’all! Another Friday, another upcycled craft. We’ve got another one here from the Laura files. Be on the lookout for some guest craft posts in the coming weeks!

Today’s craft tutorial has a royal spin on it – paper crowns! As we leave childhood behind, we forget how absolutely fun it is to let your imagination run wild. With this crown, you or a child you know can harness that magic again, but in an environmentally friendly way. Enjoy!

Map paper
Glossy paper with nature scenes
Hot glue

Step 1:
Measure the head of the special person who will be wearing the crown, and cut a 2” wide strip of paper to serve as the base of the crown.
Step 2:
Begin cutting out leaves. We cut out leaves that were approximately 3” long by 1 ½” wide.
Step 3:
Once you have about 35 leaves cut out, begin to arrange the leaves on the crown in two or three layers. The arrangement is up to you, whatever you think looks best. We suggest doing the topmost layer first.

Here’s a peek at the fuller version of the leaf arrangement.

Step 4:
For the final touch, we cut out tree trunks from glossy photos to trim the base of the crown. We also put our Recycled Reads “R” on the crown.

Here’s a photo of Mayor Lee Leffingwell wearing the final product for the Earth Day Festival. Perfect fit for our green mayor!


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