How to Make a Princess Crown Hair Accessory / Hair Bow Holder
Items You Will Need:
MicroFiber Fleece Fabric
High Temp Glue Gun
High Temp Glue Sticks
1/4″ Ribbon & 7/8″ Ribbon
Ruler or Quilters/Crafters Cutting Edge
Razor Blade or Exacto Knife
Any type of embellishments you want to add
First, we will cut the crown out of the foam board.
Here’s How to Do It:
Place your foam board on the floor or table. (I worked with mine on the floor.)
Use your ruler and draw a square that measures 10″ x 20″. (10 inches wide by 20 inches tall)
Now, Measuring from top to bottom of your square, at 6 3/8″, draw a horizontal line across. Here’s what it should look like:
Next, Measuring from left to right on your square, draw vertical lines at 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″, and 8 1/2″.
These lines serve as Guides to help you draw the perfect crown. Now it’s time to draw your points.
You will also need to draw a horizontal line at 2 3/8″ fron the top. This will serve as your top guide for the two smaller points on the crown.
Once you get your crown drawn, go ahead and cut it out using and exacto knife or razor blade. !!BE CAREFUL!!
Here’s what it will look like: (IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT. You are going to cover it, remember? )
Okay, now you are ready to place the crown on top of your piece of fabric and cut around it, leaving about an inch of fabric around all edges.
Now you are ready to glue your fabric to your foam board. I worked in small sections, and put a small bead of hot glue around the edge of the foam board and then folded the fabric over on top. Be very careful not to burn yourself – easier said than done.
Now, Glue some Pom Poms on the points and add 2 strips of 7/8″ ribbon across the center. Make your ribbon lay flat against the fabric, but don’t pull it too tight. This will be a holder for head bands and bulky stuff so you need to have a little room for it to expand. You will be gluing your ribbin to the back on the foam board – no glue on the front.
Here’s what it now looks like from the front:
I needed something to hold all of my daughter’s tiny little rubber bands, so I decided to make a princess wand by covering a small piece of dowel rod with fabric and Pom Poms. Then I attached it with a piece of ribbon along the backside. You may or may not want to add this to yours.
Now you are ready to add all your embellishments to decorate your crown. I didn’t add much to mine because I knew that the majority of it would be covered with all of my daughter’s hair accessories.
Last, you need to glue strips of ribbon along the bottom of your crown. I made my strips hang down 17″ long because I had a ton of barrettes to add and I wanted to leave a little room to add more. These will hold all your clip on barrettes. You will need to put some type of embellishment along the bottom of each ribbon to keep the barrettes from sliding off. If you made a wand, go ahead and glue it on too.Oh, and you will need to loop a piece of ribbon and glue it on the top so you can hang your beautiful Princess Crown on the wall. Now your beautiful Princess Hair Accessory Holder is all done!
I went from not being able to find anything in this mess:
To having everything organized on this: