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.