DIY Woodland Fairy Crowns for a Fairy Themed Birthday Party
Back in July I posted a tutorial for DIY Fairy Dust Glitter Gel that I made for my granddaughters birthday party. The party theme was woodland fairies and I made all the girls these DIY Woodland Fairy Crowns, Wands and the DIY Fairy Dust Glitter Gel as party favors. The How to Make Fairy Dust Gel instructions are very easy.
All the girls had a great time at the fairy party and loved wearing their fairy costumes with the DIY woodland fairy crowns that I made.
The DIY Fairy Dust Glitter Gel was a hit with the moms as well. Everyone was sparkling at the party.
These Woodland Fairy Crowns would also perfect for a Fairy Tea Party or a Fairy themed birthday party. I made these Woodland Fairy Crowns for the kids but you could also make them for adults just by making the wire base larger to fit an adults head.
The Fairy Crowns are a little harder to make then the fairy glitter gel but as long as you have some basic crafting experience you shouldn’t have a problem.
I made enough woodland fairy crowns for 12 little fairies we were expecting at the party.
The amount of supplies are based on the 12 crowns I made. You of course will need much less if you are only making one woodland fairy crown.
If you are making just one or a few fairy crowns you will only need one package of each of the supplies listed below. If you are planning on making enough Fairy Crowns for a Fairy Birthday Party then this supply list is what I bought and used for the 12 Fairy Crowns that I made. There were some supplies left over so you could possible make a few more woodland fairy crowns if needed.
More Fairy Themed Crafts
Whimsical Sleeping Garden Fairy: I love to display this easy Sleeping Garden Fairy every Spring.
DIY Fairy Dust Glitter Gel: Fairy’s are mystical and need those sparkles so you can see them as they flutter by. Perfect for a Fairy themed birthday party.
DIY Mini Cupcake Stands: Paint or decorate these mini cupcake stands to look like mushrooms for your Fairy Garden Tea Party table.
DIY Fairy Wands: coming soon
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How to make 12 Woodland Fairy Crowns
Basic Craft Supplies needed
- 3 packages brown grapevine wire
- 6 bouquets artificial flower picks in an assortment of colors
- 3 bouquets butterfly picks (Dollar Store)
- 2-3 packages Spanish Moss
- 1 package colored feathers
- burlap ribbon or strips of burlap material
- 1/4 inch satin ribbon in various colors
- artificial green leaf garland (optional had I seen this at the time I would have added some of this to the fairy crowns)
- Loosely wrap the wire around your childs head to get the size needed and cut wire 3 times the length.
- Wrap the length of wire around itselfs and trim the ends and tuck them into the wire. You could also apply a drop of glue to the cut end to keep it from scratching.
- Wrap fabric or burlap strips around the wire and secure ends with glue.
- Glue moss around the wire crown.
- Wrap ribbon around the crown and leave a tail hanging.
- Embellish with plastic flowers, feathers, plastic butterflies or anything else that suits the woodland fairy theme.
How to measure the correct size base for a DIY Fairy Crown
Our Fairy Birthday Party guest list consisted of various aged little girls. The youngest was 3 and the oldest 7. To figure out the correct size I would need for the crowns I measured the heads of my granddaughters. My granddaughter Addison would be the youngest and had the smallest head so I used a piece of ribbon to measure her head, added a couple of inches to allow for the ends of wire to be wrapped around to secure the ends and made a crown base for her crown so it would fit her smaller head.
For the remaining fairy crowns for the bigger children I measured my 4-year-old granddaughters head (the birthday girl) and my 7-year-old granddaughter’s head, who would be the oldest and largest fairy at the party.
The sizes were so close that I made the rest of the fairy crowns to fit the measurements of the birthday girl’s 4-year-old head size because most of the guest would be in her age group.
If the majority of the kids had been around 7 years old I would have used her measurements for the crown base.
How to construct the Fairy Crown Base
Using the length of ribbon I then took the Grape Vine Wire and unrolled a short piece and created a circle matching the size of the ribbon I used to measure the girls heads. To secure the wire I twisted the end piece of the wire around the circle and tucked in the end so the sharp end would not scratch the Fairies while they wore it.
Next I wrapped the wire around the circle two more times. I cut the wire off the bolt and turned the end in and tucked it into the wire of the crown to secure it in place.
How to decorate the DIY Woodland Fairy Crowns with ribbon.
Embellish the fairy crowns with ribbon, colorful feathers and artificial flowers.
I couldn’t find narrow burlap ribbon so I bought a package of wide ribbon and trimmed off strips about 1 inch wide. Using glue secure the end of burlap ribbon to the crown base and twist it around the wire crown frame. Let the glue dry completely.
Once the glue is dry add a layer of moss wrapping it around the back of the wire frame. Using a low temp glue gun would work better than the tacky glue at this point. And since it dries immediately it will help things go faster especially if you are making 12 of the crowns.
Embellishing DIY Fairy Crowns
Now the fun begins. Take three coordinating colors of ribbon and pull off about 3 feet of ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the crown. Be sure to leave about 6 inches hanging off the back side, at each end of the ribbon to create a tail. The ribbon will trail down the back of the fairies head and look so pretty. Secure the ribbon by tying the ribbon in a knot at the back.
Play around with the artificial flowers, butterflies and leaves. Arrange them around the crown before gluing to see what it will look like. Once you are happy glue the pieces to the crown base with the low temp hot glue.
Our Fairy Birthday Party was a huge hit.
Need a perfect cake recipe for your Woodland Fairy Party? How about Vintage Fairy Cakes.