Yes, my baby girl turned 21 a few weeks ago! When we were planning her big birthday celebration, she reminded me that she would need a crown. (I guess this is the new tradition for 21st birthdays here in the U.S.?) She stated that she didn’t want a princess crown (like this gorgeous one), but she would need a fairy crown. But of course! My little Hufflepuff was much more inclined to read Lord of the Rings in grade school rather than dream of being saved by a white knight. So a fairy crown it would be.
Being the self proclaimed “Queen of Paper” I knew this little crown would be made with my cutting machine, so within a few minutes, whipping together a design of flowers and leaves, a fairy crown was formed. This pretty design is inspired by floral sprigs and foliage with a little Elven influence thrown in for good measure. I made a silver one for Emily using glitter card stock and, as I had some glitter gold in my craft stash, I made a second one for myself – after all it has been 21 years of momhood! Here are photos of both of us at the end of the Mini Cheesecake post.
Using a cutting machine, these are quick to whip up, but if you have the time and inclination you can, of course, cut by hand – download the PDF below for the template then use an exacto knife to cut the detail or the the SVG file for your machine. We made these in three parts then glued it together using the flower in the center as the connector. The sprig shapes means that you can attach it at the back by linking the sprigs into one another.
Though I did not make it to the end of her celebration, she proudly reported that the paper crown made it until 2am when she turned into a pumpkin. Or would that be until her little fairy wings took her off to dreamland? Yes, that is it. So a perfect crown for any age. How fun would it be to make a set for every little girl at a child’s birthday party? Or maybe for the birthday girl’s 30th, 40th, 50th. . . and so on. I also used one of my prototype crowns to decorate the cake stand that held my 21 mini cheese cake display. The options are endless. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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I want to make the template by hand but it just does not work out. Can you tell me what kind of paper I should use?
We used a standard glitter paper that you can purchase at the craft store. I think with all of the details you might have the best luck using a sharp craft knife to cut inside shapes.
This DIY paper crown idea is absolutely beautiful and I’ve featured it on our list.
It has a extra cut in it that almost tears through it…how do I edit this out in cricut?
We are not seeing an extra cut line in our file. Could you please send a screenshot of your cutting mat in design space to email@example.com so we can better help you fix this. Also if you could send an image of your cut piece so that we can see where it is tearing that would be very helpful.
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Hi I work as an activity coordinator in a care home I am looking for ideas to make easy crowns for a royal afternoon tea party for our residents I don’t have a cutting machine so would all be done by hand do you have any ideas please much appreciated x
We have these party hats (minus the bunny ears!), maybe those could work?
Hi, I would like to make this crown for my daughters Sweet 16, but I’m feeling a little stupid and can’t figure it out. I have to size it in Design Space and have no idea how
Hi Danielle, you might find some of the tutorial videos done by Cricut to be helpful! https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialCricut/videos I have one that might answer your question as well:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZTCRUBYG0M
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I have just become a member but for some reason I can’t get the template for this fairy crown. Please help.
Welcome Libby! Once you’re logged in, you should have access to all our downloads. If you’re logged in but still having trouble, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org– we’ll make sure your account is active and there aren’t any problems.
What kind of paper did you use? I LOVE the shimmery gold!!
Isn’t it fun?! We found it at Michaels, it’s the Recollections brand but I’ve seen a similar style at Jo-Ann.
Lia, I have run into a problem and not sure how to solve it even after listening
to your video. I downloaded the SVG cutting document to my computer but when I go to Cricut, I can’t upload it into the design space to prepare for
cutting. Can you help me to know what I’m missing? Thanks so much. I am
enjoying the membership!
Hi Beverly! I’m so glad you’re enjoying your membership! After downloading the .SVG file, make sure that you are unzipping the file before uploading into Design Space. You can do this but double clicking the file. Hopefully that does the trick!
how can I download this template?
You can download this one by creating a membership with the site 🙂
I love all of this but I don’t see detailed instructions on how to do it. Where can I find that?
It is simpler than you think:-) You just need to cut it, either with a personal cutting machine or with a really sharp exacto knife. Then you measure it around the head and glue it so it fits:-)
your great love this its for everyone