Jun 12

Watercolor Floral Crown DIY

These adorable mini crowns would be the perfect addition to any little girls’ party. They’re really easy to make, and don’t require expert painting skills. In fact, they look better when they’re not perfect, even a little messy. Once you’ve painted a floral pattern, use our template (below) to turn it into a crown. Every little girl at the party will feel like a princess! (PS – Don’t forget about these pretty Watercolor Party Hats!)

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Materials: Watercolor Paper, Shades of Green, Pink and Red Watercolors, Water, A Variety of Small Paint Brushes, Crown Template, Pencil, Scissors, Quick Dry Glue, X-Acto Knife, Elastic

Step 1: Dip a paint brush into the water, then into your first red color. Swirl the color around in a circle on the watercolor paper. This will be your first flower.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1 until your paper is covered in random assortment of red and pink shades. If you’d like the color to be varying within each flower, you can swirl over the them again with a smaller paint-covered brush once the first layer has dried.
Step 3: Dip a paint brush into water, then into your first shade of green. Paint your leaves. You can either paint an actual leaf shape, or just use wide brush strokes in varying green colors. We did both.
Step 4: Once the paint has dried, print your Crown Template and trace it onto your painting. We traced on the side that had be painted so we could see where the cut marks would happen.
Step 5: Cut out the crown.
Step 6: Glue the edges together so they form a crown shape.
Step 7: Use the X-Acto knife to cut small X’s in either side of the crown.
Step 8: Thread your elastic through these X’s and tie a knot so they stay secure.
Step 9: Wear it and party like a princess!

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Production and Styling by Alison Piepmeyer
Crafting by Caitlin Barker
Thanks to little Sophie for modeling

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