DIY Paper Crown

January 15, 2014

After making our first Galette des Rois, I couldn’t help but wonder why we don’t celebrate with delicious pastry-like cakes, hidden trinkets, and pretty crowns every month of the year. I had so much fun making a paper crown, with gold Dresden trim and vintage ribbons, for the festivities that I’m basically just looking for any excuse to make more. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays . . . handmade paper crowns for everyone!


You’ll need:

  • Dresden trim (I used this and this)
  • ribbon (one 1″ and one 2″)
  • sewing machine

papercrown2Start by overlapping the Dresden trim together. Sew them together with a single stitch.


Flip it over and lay the 1″ ribbon along the middle. Sew it onto the crown with a simple zig zag stitch along each side.


Fold the ribbon over and sew with a single vertical stitch.


Cut the wider ribbon into two equal pieces and attach each piece to the end of inside of the crown with a single vertical stitch.


 Gently mold around the forehead and tie it into a knot in the back!


(images by HonestlyYUM)


in Barcelona we have this cake traditional too in the last days of Christmas! the next year I will do this paper crown, it’s really cool and original!!!


I love hearing about how the traditions vary from country to country!

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