If you’d like to make your own unique sparkly crown Christmas tree topper, you’ve come to the right place. You can add your own touches in terms of decoration, and you can also use this method to create other crowns for Halloween or for dressups.
It’s a fiddly job, but if you keep the crown safe when it’s not un use, it should last for many years. Have a look at the video and see if you like this idea.
These materials will produce an 8-inch crown.
- 16-gauge galvanized steel wire
- Pliers or wire cutters
- 5-inch styrofoam floral disc
- Round-shaped item to trace a circle
- X-acto knife
- Metallic silver Rust-Oleum spray paint
- Hot glue gun
- Mod Podge glue
- Paintbrush for mod podge
- Silver iridescent chunky glitter
- Acrylic gem shapes
- Mini square mosaic mirror tile roll
- Diamond wrap
- Self-adhesive acrylic gem strips, cut into single rows
- Diamond acrylic trim
Prepare The Base And The Wire
- Cut seven pieces of wire with each length being 18 inches long.
- Place the round-shaped item on the Styrofoam and trace a circle.
- Using your knife, cut along the line on the Styrofoam to remove the inner circle. This is the base of the crown.
- Bend the first piece of wire in half.
- Using the pliers, squeeze one end in. You’ll have a curved end.
- Place the wire over the glitter jar, or something similar. With the stems on either side. About 1.5 inches from the curved end. Squeeze the wires together until they cross over.
- Place the curved end of the wire on the edge of the table and press the ends down to create a triangle shape at the top. This will give the crown a curve.
- Repeat for all pieces of wire.
- Mark dots on the base of the crown.
- Push one end of the wire into a marked dot, and push the other end into the second dot along.
- Repeat with other pieces of wire, overlapping the pieces. Manipulate the wire so that the overlapped areas are pretty much the same size.
- Glue the wire in place on the base.
- Allow the glue to dry.
- Spray paint the Styrofoam, and allow it to dry overnight.
Apply The Glitter
- Paint Mod-Podge glue onto the base around the wires.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter all the way around the base.
- Shake the excess glitter off.
Apply The Mosaic Tile
- Use the glue gun to stick the mosaic tile around the outside of the base.
Apply The Diamond Trim
- Turn the crown upside down and hot glue a strip of the diamond trim to the inside of the base.
Apply The Diamond Wrap
- Hot glue the diamond wrap to the base below the mosaic tile; bend the excess over and grew it to the bottom of the base. No Styrofoam should be visible now.
Apply The Gem Strips – Lower Half
- Apply self-adhesive acrylic gem strips to the lower halves of the wires. The adhesive will hold the gems temporarily.
- Once you have all your gems in place, hold the crown on its side, and hold the end of each gem strip down with your thumb. Lift the other end of the gem strip and hot glue it down.
- Repeat for all wires.
Apply The Gem Strips – Upper Half
- Apply self-adhesive acrylic gem strips to the top of the wires.
- Then glue them as you did for the lower half. Put glue on both sides of the wire to ensure that the gem strips hold.
Allow the crown to dry and cure completely.
- Glue square gem shapes (with one corner pointing up) to the mosaic tile, positioned under each wire.
- Add teardrop gem shapes to the wires where they twist.
- Add round gem shapes to the points on the top of the crown.
If you think that some of the gaps need to be filled in, cut more lengths of wire. Stick gem strips to the sides and a gem on the tip. Push them into the base in between each group of wires.