This year for Halloween my family is going to be the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. As you know I preach recycled crafting and I made a DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat out of a cardboard box and hanger (among other things), but this time I decided to make my Queen of Hearts crown out of a recycled plastic container, specifically an old (but clean) sour cream container.
This was quite easy and fun and I have to admit I got a little carried away with the plastic gems. I happen to have everything in my craft closet already, so I didn’t spend a dime making this. The materials you can use are endless but here’s a list of what I used:
- Clean plastic sour cream container
- Foam craft hearts
- Even More Glitter
- Plastic craft gems
- Hot glue
- Clear glaze spray paint (optional)
I started off by cutting off the top trim and the bottom of the container. Next I cut a jagged edge at the top, using the first triangle I cut out as a pattern to cut out the rest so that they would be even. Next I glammed it up! I glittered the entire crown gold and added red felt trim. I also sprayed the entire crown with a clear glaze to seal in the glitter. It helps to minimize months of glitter hair! I decided to glitter foam craft hearts in red and add plastic gems. I kept adding and adding… I couldn’t help it! Oh well, it IS a Halloween costume…it can be a little gaudy.
I think these would be fun to make for a princess themed party or even an Alice in Wonderland tea party. There you have it! A low cost (or no cost) DIY crown.