Introduction: DIY Glinda the Good Witch Crown (The Wizard of Oz)

About: I'm a teacher who loves to craft in my spare time. I hope you are inspired to create some of the items I've featured.

I have 3 nieces, 2 of whom live close to me. Their mom has fantastic themed birthday parties for them and, this year, it's The Wizard of Oz. As their godmother, I knew I needed to dress as Glinda, who's as close to Dorothy's godmother as possible.

I am a pretty big fan of making my own costumes, so I decided to make my Glinda costume, starting with the crown.

Step 1: Materials

To make Glinda's crown, you'll need:

A tape measure
Two flexible plastic cutting mats
Rhine stones
Tacky glue
A hot glue gun
Silver glitter

*I had planned to add other embellishments and paint the crown, but I chose not to do either so disregard the extra materials pictured.

This will take about 45 minutes to make and cost about $5.

Step 2: Connect Mats

Use the tape measure to measure the circumference of your head and cut the mats so that when they lay next to each other they are as long as your head is round.

I decided to sew the mats together at first, but thinking back, I'd suggest just hot gluing them together at one end. If you do want to sew them, I'd suggest taping one of the mats to keep it out of the way as you sew (see pictures).

Step 3: Create the Points

I created a stencil and then traced it onto the plastic at the interval that looked right to me. Then I used sharp scissors and carefully cut out each point.

Step 4: Attach the Forehead Piece

Stupidest title for a step ever, but what else could I say? I taped the rectangular piece onto what I wanted the middle of the crown to be. In retrospect, I'd suggest hot glue here as well too. I thought that after gluing all the embellishments on I could remove the tape, but that wasn't the case.

Step 5: Sparklify and Bedazzle

A much more fitting step title :)

I outlined each of the points with glue and added glitter. After that I added rhinestones to the forehead piece and one to each point. I added rhinestones sporadically to the rest of the crown and to the entire bottom of the crown. Then, I made diagonal lines like the ones on the real crown. After I had all the rhinestones attached and all the lines drawn in tacky glue, I sprinkled glitter all over the crown. 

I did this after I applied the rhinestones so that the glitter would stick in any gaps between rhinestones on the forehead piece.

Step 6: Glue the Ends of the Crown Together

I hot glued the ends together and added a rhinestone to the gap.

Step 7: ENJOY!

Now you can go inspire Munchkins and offer cryptic advice to young tourists.