Introduction: Wire Crown

There are many reasons one should wear a crown, including but not limited to the special birthday girl/boy or just an afternoon of playing dress up. Crowns have come a long way from taped up construction paper to these adorable wire crowns! In this tutorial I'll show you how to make wonderfully regal crowns!

Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

For this project, you will need

Craft wire (I got mine from a Michael's store in the floral department. I highly recommend this kind because it was incredibly pliable)

Pliers (optional, but I wanted pointy tips on my crown, and only pliers could get the wire so pointy. Also, my pliers had a wire cutter, but I could have probably just used a scissor for this wire)

Step 2: Molding the Base

I was making this crown for my 2 year, so I made a fairly small round base, about 6 inches in diameter. I molded the wire into a circle, then twisted a second layer around this first layer to fortify it.

Step 3: Forming the Spires

After twisting to form the base, decide how many and how tall you want your spires, or pointy parts, to be. I ended up making 6 pointy spires, about 3 1/2 inches tall. However, at first I was more focused on spacing them all out evenly, so I'll show you how to get the spires pointy in a couple steps.

Step 4: Making the Joints

Between each spire, you'll need to wrap the wire around the base so that the spire won't shift and become detached.

I ended each spire on the outer end of the base, then twisted the small tail back under and over the base, only to start with another spire.

Step 5: Making the Spires Pointy

I want a pointy crown, so after wrapping the spires and the joints around the entire base, I squeezed the rounded ends to form points. Then using a pair of pliers, I pinched the ends to get a finer point. Be careful with this part, because if you tense up the angle too much, the wire may snap.

Step 6: Finishing Off

After you're completely happy with how everything looks, cut and tuck the wire so that there are no sharp ends poking out.

Step 7: Detailing

I gently turned the spires outward for a more vintage feel. Because of how pliable my wire was, I could do this by hand.

Step 8: Enjoy!

...your new found royalty!

Comments

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Geg123 made it!(author)2015-06-04

Wow nice!!!

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Becca+Pineroot made it!(author)2015-05-12

Lightweight and very easy to work with bare hands. Finished product looks whimsical. Not sure what it's made of or how safe it is to handle. Warning on package said for ages six and up and this is not a toy.

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Danger+is+my+middle+name made it!(author)2014-07-02

That's so cute! I would totally wear this :)

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Tarun+Upadhyaya made it!(author)2014-07-01

Super Cute Crown :)

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