I have been dying to make another nature crown for the kids and this one, I swear, your kids will absolutely adore.
I followed this gold crown tutorial as best as I could but changed the materials to leaves. If you’re making them with leaves though, it’s best to read my tutorial because it’s slightly different if you’re making it with nature.
It was much easier than I expected and it turned out to be the most glorious fairy crown my daughters has ever seen!
It was so popular I had to make one for each of them!
How to make this nature crown
What you’ll need:
- Nice big leaves (preferably two colours green and yellow)
- A good quality craft glue
- Paper clips or pegs
Nature Crown tutorial:
- The best part about using nature to create this crown was that I didn’t need to be pedantic about the size of each square. Nature looks just as good when it’s not perfect. I roughly measured a square from a green leaf and used that leaf template to cut out 9- 10 squares the same size from the other green leaves.
- Next, using the same template, I cut out 4-5 squares using the golden coloured leaves. I then cut those squares in half to make triangles.
- This is where it did get a little tricky using nature. Leaves don’t like to fold nicely like paper. I gently folded the green leaved squares (to make triangles) but stopped before the leaf ripped. They will hold better once the glue is on and it’s dried.
- Overlap the green creased leaves, add a golden triangle leaf in between them and then add glue so that they will stick together in that join (see image below). You will need to attach a peg or paper clip to keep them held them together until the glue dries.
- Do step four with the remainder of the leaves but check the size of your child’s head as you go. You don’t want it to be too big!
- Once you get to the size of the head, that’s when you’ll need to overlap the two green leaves together and add the last golden leafed triangle to finish the circle. If you’ve used pegs to secure the glued leaves, you can balance the crown on the pegs to dry, or if you’ve used paper clips, you can sit it on the base of the crown, sitting upright.
- Give it a good hour to dry. Then, take off the pegs and paper clips and sit it on your child’s head.
The fairy nature crown looks divine!
It’s a shame nature doesn’t last forever but nature play does have some fantastic advantages. I think this crown made with nature would perfectly suit your child’s little fairy head.
What have you made with nature lately?
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