Wire Birthday Crown DIY

October 26, 2012

I spotted a darling little crown via Pinterest so I whipped one up for Kai the day of his birthday. 7! Wow he’s grown! And looks so much like his younger siblings here.

You will need:

12 gauge gold jewelry wire
Wire cutters
Pliers
Sticky-back felt to cover up plier teeth
Ruler
E-6000 Clear Craft and Jewelry Glue

Crown DIY Materials

Step 1: Measure size of your child’s head.

Step 2: Gently straighten a length of wire sized to your child’s head. Add in an extra 1/2 inch for the ends. Cut with wire cutters. This will be the crown base.

Step 3 (optional): If you’re using non-jewelry pliers like me, you may want to stick some felt over the teeth. Jewelry wire is exceptionally malleable and your plier will leave unsightly teeth marks.

Step 4: Form the crown base into a circle with your long piece of wire you just cut out. With pliers, twist the ends together. Set aside.

Step 5: Gently straighten out some fresh wire from off the roll. Cut off 5 inches.

Crown DIY Steps 1

Step 6: Bend this metal in half (I used my ruler to get the exact middle) against your thumb fingernail.

Crown DIY Steps 2

Step 7: With pliers, bend the ends up about a 1/4 inch and spread out the point ends about 2 inches apart. This is your finished crown point. Make 12 or so more pieces just like this.

Step 8: Attach crown points to base by hooking the bent ends under the base. With pliers, squeeze the bent ends around the base. Repeat with remaining crownpoints, going all the way around the crown, adjusting the width and spacing between points as you’re going along. Depending on the size of your child’s head, you may need more or less than the number of points on my crown.

Crown DIY Steps 3

Step 9: Lastly, dab some clear E-6000 where the crown points hook around the crown base. This is to keep the points from getting loose. Let dry overnight.

Crown DIY 1

19 Comments

  1. Comment by Audrey - This Little Street on October 26, 2012 4:28 pm

    Love the crown, Jenn! I might have to try that for my daughter’s birthday :) Thanks again for sharing your dream, Jenn!

  2. Comment by mariana on October 26, 2012 6:12 pm

    so cute! ♥

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  4. Comment by Jamie on November 3, 2012 1:52 pm

    You are so awesome.

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  9. Comment by James Jones on April 13, 2013 9:11 am

    Looks kinda poor and I feel bad for anyone wearing something like this

  10. Comment by Bethany on April 27, 2013 9:41 pm

    I ended up making this crown and another for my sister and I to wear to Disney World. It made the day enchanting. Thank you for the wonderful idea!

    (posted in this blog post http://againwesayrejoice.blogspot.com)

  11. Comment by Jenn on April 30, 2013 5:13 pm

    Hi Bethany,
    How fun! So glad the tutorial was helpful! :)

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  14. Comment by Jenea on April 16, 2014 11:13 pm

    I’m trying to make this… My crown “points” keep flipping forward or back and they are sliding on the base circle. I have Nottingham glued yet.

    Advice?

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    cool crown. :) Irene Wibowo

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