How to make a crown for the coronation | If you’re looking to make a crown for a coronation, it’s important to remember that it’s not just a simple accessory – it’s a symbol of power, authority, and tradition. Whether you’re making a crown for a school play or a real-life coronation ceremony, the process requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a bit of creativity.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of making a crown for a coronation, as well as provide tips and tricks for making a more general crown. And, to make this a super simple crafts for smaller kids, without store-bought art supplies, I’ve even added a how-to tutorial to make a cute origami crown. LET’S GET STARTED!
Before we dive into the instructions, it’s important to gather all the necessary materials. You’ll need:
- A base for the crown, such as a headband, wire, foam, paper or even rag pipe cleaners!
- Decorative elements, such as jewels, beads, feathers, fabric, paper or other (upcycled?) scraps
- Glue or tape
- Markers, paint or spray paint (optional)
- Your imagination!
Step 1: Choose Your Base
The first step in making a crown is to choose a base. This will serve as the foundation for your crown and will determine its shape and size. You can use a headband, wire, or foam for your base – it all depends on your preference and the look you’re going for.
A headband is a great option if you want a crown that’s easy to wear and adjust. Wire, on the other hand, allows for more flexibility and customisation. Foam is a good choice if you want a lightweight crown that’s easy to decorate.
Step 2: Decorate Your Crown
Once you have your base, it’s time to start decorating. This is where you can get creative and let your imagination run wild. Some popular options for decoration include jewels, beads, feathers, fabric, and paint.
If you’re using jewels or beads, you can glue them onto your crown in a pattern or design of your choosing. Feathers can be attached to the top of the crown to give it a regal look, while fabric can be used to create a draped effect.
If you’re painting your crown, it’s important to choose a colour that matches the occasion or event. Gold or silver are popular choices for coronation crowns, while bright colours are great for a more playful or whimsical crown.
Step 3: Add Final Touches
Once you’ve decorated your crown to your liking, it’s time to add any final touches. This might include additional jewels or beads, a ribbon or bow, or a special symbol or emblem.
If you’re making a coronation crown, you might want to add a special emblem or symbol that represents the person being crowned. This could be a family crest or a national symbol, for example.
Step 4: Test it Out
Finally, it’s time to test out your new crown! Put it on and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably and securely. You might also want to practice walking or moving around with your crown on to get used to the weight and feel.
Tips and Tricks
- If you’re using a wire base, consider wrapping it in ribbon or fabric to make it more comfortable to wear.
- When gluing jewels or beads onto your crown, use a strong adhesive like E6000 to ensure they stay in place.
- To create a more textured look, try layering different materials like feathers, beads, and fabric.
- Consider incorporating a special symbol or emblem into your crown to give it a more meaningful and personalised touch.
Make an easy origami crown
Sounds all good in principle, but…. have no art supplies and need to entertain the kids? Here’s a fun and super easy Origami crown that even your youngest ones can help you make.
You’ll need: scissors and some scrap paper, old magazine or recycled packaging, or a mixture of recycled paper. Optional: paper glue, as that will make the crown more durable.
Play with Paper
Fold over some triangles, as shown. I did 3 sheets of scrap paper at the time. Tip: with thin card stock, you’ll need to cut each sheet separately.
I cut diamond shapes, which results in a pointier crown. You an also simply use small folded-over squares, which will result in a lower and wider crown. Up to you.
Make the crown
Stick the folded over triangles into each other. If you use different colours for each paper, that will result in a nice paper colour pattern. Be sure to attach them all in the same direction, if you do use different coloured papers..
Make it perfect!
Measure your crown on your head to see it is big enough. If it is just for decoration on the coronation party treats table, I suppose, any size crown will do. This is also a good time to add any embellishments you wish. I choose to decorate the centre front piece with small circles using a marker and stuck on a green diamond shaped piece of paper.
When happy with the size and the embellishments, it’s time to open up the crown, piece by piece and add tiny dabs of glue to the tops and on the sides that are to be stuck into the neighbouring triangles, as that will add strength to your crown and will keep it all together.
Voilà! You now have a fun and easy paper origami crown.
And some perspective on crowns
Making a crown for a coronation or any occasion can be a fun and rewarding project. With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can create a beautiful and regal crown that will be the perfect finishing touch for your coronation or other special event. Just remember to choose a sturdy base, decorate with care, and add any
final touches to make your crown unique and special. And don’t forget to try it on and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably and securely.
If you’re making a crown for a coronation, it’s important to keep in mind the significance of the occasion. A coronation is a formal and traditional event that requires a certain level of elegance and sophistication. Consider using high-quality materials like real gemstones or silk fabric to create a truly stunning and memorable crown.
When making a crown for a more casual event or costume, you have more freedom to play around with colours, textures, and materials. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different elements to create a unique and eye-catching crown.
Over to you!
In addition to the steps and tips outlined above, there are a few other things to keep in mind when making a crown. Even though making a crown in some cases just cost 10-20 minutes, you might as well do this in a relaxed way and make sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete the project. Depending on the complexity of your design, making a crown can take half an hour up to several days. Second, be prepared to make ‘mistakes’ and have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. Or better still, allow yourself to work creatively with your ‘happy accident!’. Finally, have fun !
Making a crown for a coronation or any occasion is a fun and rewarding project that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a bit of creativity.
By choosing a sturdy base, decorating with care, and adding any final touches, you can create a beautiful and unique crown that will be the perfect finishing touch to your special event.
Whether you’re making a crown for a school play, a cosplay costume, a new years’s party or a real-life coronation ceremony, the possibilities are endless. So grab your materials and get started …
… your crown awaits!
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