Have a little princess who loves Sleeping Beauty, or planning an Aurora party? This craft is easy, cheap and fun to make. See how I made this DIY Sleeping Beauty Crown for less than $10.
What You Need
- Craft Foam (thin and thick)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pencil or Pen
- Puff Paint
- Gold Spray Paint
- E6000 Glue
- Gold Chain
All of these materials are available at a local craft store. I use individual foam craft sheets to make both the Sleeping Beauty tiara and necklace. I use the thinnest foam for the necklace and the quarter inch thickness for the crown.
How to Make Sleeping Beauty Crown
I made a master crown and tiara shape by sketching it out on paper first, that way I didn’t waste foam. I always fold the paper in half to ensure symmetry. Play with it until you think it looks good, holding the paper up to your neckline and head.
Once you have the shape you like, trace it onto the foam. For the tiara, you’ll want to crease the crown down the front center. You can do this by simply folding it in half and applying pressure. This gives it the right shape.
Once you have the foam cut out and the shape you want it, draw the swirly designs using a pencil or pen. If you Google “aurora Disney parks crown” there are some good reference images. Or you can use mine below. I tried to make the tiara symmetrical in design.
Using puff paint, fabric paint, or even elmers glue, carefully trace the pattern you’ve drawn. Also add a line along the edges to give it that raised look. If you mess up, wipe it off with a wet rag before it dries and try again. Patience is key! Take your time to ensure you don’t have bubbles.
Let it dry for 24 hrs. Spray paint the front and back using metallic gold spray paint. Both pieces should be relatively flat, with the exception of the slight crease in the crown.
Once the paint is dry, add rhinestones. I use e6000 glue for this. I prefer the ab crystals but you can use whatever you want. Once the rhinestones are fully dried, use hot glue and bend the crown around a headband in the shape of a tiara. Lastly, hot glue a 12″ gold colored chain to the necklace. The more glue, the more secure it will be. Wear and enjoy!