This DIY Birthday crown is sure to make your birthday boy or girl feel like a King or Queen! This crown is very simple and can be embellished any way you like! It will for sure be a hit at birthday parties. It would even make a fun handmade birthday gift. If you have a little girl that wants something a bit more girly, try this birthday hat fit for a princess.
DIY Birthday Crown
Download and print out the crown template. Cut out.
Iron interfacing to the back of the piece of felt you want for the outside color. I only had a lightweight interfacing—-it works, but I might try a medium weight next time.
Trace crown onto the outside piece of felt with a disappearing fabric marker. This is the stitching line —do not cut out. Draw an outline of the birthday year in the center of the crown.
Place the two pieces of felt together and stitch all the way around the crown outline——-making sure to slip in a piece of 1″ wide elastic at the back on each edges of crown. My piece of elastic ended up being 10″ long and I placed 1″ in the seam on each side. Measure a child’s head to get the measurement you need.
You could easily make a casing for the elastic if you want it to have a more finished look.
Stitch around the number.
Cut out the crown close to the stitching line, being careful not to clip the elastic.
The number on the front is a reverse applique. Make a small slit in the top layer (be careful to only cut through the top layer) and then trim close to the stitching all the way around the inside of the number.
Ta Da! How easy was that. Not much effort to make a little someone feel very special!