02 Aug MAKE A CONFETTI CROWN FOR YOUR PRINCESS (OR PRINCE!)
Want to add a little something special to your fancy dress garb this summer, or upgrade your princess into Her Royal Highness? Then make our easy confetti crown.
Simply arm yourself with a glue gun and lots of sparkly confetti (sequins, feathers, pom poms and whatever you can lay your hands on basically) and fashion them a high-class crown in just a few minutes!
- Various types of assorted confetti, sequins and glitter
- Assorted colourful feathers
- Assorted pom-poms
- Flexible craft wire (preferably 1mm thick) and headbands (optional)
- Wire cutters
- A couple of bowls (shallow ones work best)
- A hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
1. Pour the confetti and sequins into separate bowls and switch on the glue gun to warm up.
2. Measure a couple of pieces of wire around your child’s head and cut them adding about 5cm each side to overlap. Bend the wire into a circle and then twist the ends on top of each other to secure.
3. When the glue gun is warm, carefully apply a line of glue onto the wire, then quickly dip it into a bowl of something sparkly (i.e. your confetti, sequins or glitter).
4. Do this in small sections to avoid the glue drying out too fast. You’ll also have more control on how the confetti sticks to the wire.
5. The same method applies to using ready-made headbands (make sure they aren’t cheap plastic though, as the hot glue may melt them!), but make sure you leave about 5 to 8 cm at each end, to make them comfortable for the wearer.
6. If you want to make more complex crowns, you can add feathers and pom-poms. The only limit is your imagination!
7. If using feathers, be sure to let the glue around them dry completely before you add any more. And, if your crown starts to feel a bit front heavy, add some more glue at the back to make sure it all holds. Hopefully it goes without saying that you must let the hot glue dry *COMPLETELY* before you put it near anybody’s head!
8. And, to create a really grand crown fit for a king, bend a ‘stegosaurus-spine’ out of wire onto the original wire circle, or even on a headband.
9. To do this, twist the wire around one end, then make a spike and twist it around the wire again (or around the headband), then make another spike and so on, until you reach the other side of the crown where you can fasten and cut the wire. If you’re using a headband, make sure to flatten the wire on the underside.
10. Now you can decorate the ‘stegosaurus spikes’ with all different kinds of confetti or glitter to make a proper sparkly crown, but wait until each section is completely cold and dry before you continue gluing as you might end up mixing the confetti if things are still sticky.
11. Place upon the head of a lovely Princess (or Prince) and, et voilà, she becomes a Queen.
Styling: Margherita Poggiali
Photography: Dee Ramadan
Thanks to: Raphael, Maiwenn and Florence Larvor-Vestrini