Do you have princesses in your house? I have four princess-loving ladies! Even my “big” kids love playing pretend sometimes. And yes, it’s perfectly okay to play Star Wars and dress up like a princess all in the same morning. “Snow White” randomly showed up at the lunch table today… To extend the dress up fun, my oldest daughter created this beautiful DIY Tiara for her little sisters to use while they play dress-up. No matter the the dress-up occasion this is sure to please! And this tiara super easy to create, so even if you’re not “crafty” you can still make this!
Materials needed for this DIY Tiara:
Hot glue gun
To start, she measured where to put the beads by putting it on one of the girls and marking the headband where the sides of her head were. She was using a child-size headband.
Then, she put hot glue across the top of the headband bit by bit and attached the first row of beads. (I trust her with hot glue and she is always supervised while using it. If you are using it with a younger child, be sure to teach them the importance of not touching the hot glue or the tip of the glue gun.)
Next, she built the two outside loops of beads, by attaching one bead at a time with the hot glue.
She worked her way toward the center keeping the tiara symmetrical as she went. We keep a box full of beads, so she simply selected from those.
Then, she added some larger gems to the front of the crown.
In all, it took her about 15 minutes to create, so if it gets messed up during play time, it won’t be a big deal to fix with a little bit more hot glue.
What is your child’s favorite dress-up costume? Any other princess lovers? I’d love to hear about your fun ideas!