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Frozen Glitter Crowns


Use our templates to create crowns for Elsa and Anna of Arendelle, from the hit movie Frozen. Templates and instructions have been designed to fit both adults and little girls.

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Step 1

Materials

  • Crown template:
    • For Elsa crown, see page 5, template will print on one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.
    • For Anna crown, see page 6 ,template will print on one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.
  • One quart-sized yogurt container, washed and dried thoroughly
  • Ultra-fine point permanent marker
  • Masking tape
  • Hobby knife, such as X-Acto®
  • Utility or craft scissors
  • Plastic primer spray paint
  • Gold or silver spray paint - use gold for Elsa Coronation or Anna crown, silver for Elsa Snow Queen crown
  • White glue or Modge Podge
  • Fine glitter – use gold for Elsa Coronation or Anna crown, silver for Elsa Snow Queen crown
  • Hat comb OR 1/2 yard of 1/4" wide elastic
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread to match or blend in with crown

Step 2

Cut out crown pattern from template.

Step 3
Step 3

Tape template to side of yogurt container, matching the lower edge of the pattern with the rim of the container. Use a few tiny pieces of masking tape to secure pattern to the container.

Step 4
Step 4

Trace around the pattern with marker and remove pattern from container.

Note: the pattern is for the front of the crown only, but will eventually blend with the rim at the sides. The entire rim of the container will be kept intact; the finished crown will be a full circle.

Step 5
Step 5

Use the hobby knife to make a hole in the container large enough for scissors. Cut away as much of the container as possible that will not be part of the crown.

Step 6
Step 6

It’s easier and safer to use scissors to cut as much of the crown shape as possible – some parts can only be cut using the hobby knife.

Step 7
Step 7

Sometimes cutting from the back is necessary after cutting the front in order to get entirely through the plastic of the container.

Step 8
Step 8

Some parts are easier to cut just by holding the container firmly and CAREFULLY cutting in mid-air.

Step 9
Step 9

Because this is not a flat thing that is being cut, try to set up a cutting mat on a corner of a table to work on small parts while cutting the shape. I used a very sturdy sleeve board covered with the remains of an old cutting mat.

Step 10
Step 10

Be extra careful cutting the curved parts of Anna’s crown. I think her crown is harder to cut. Cutting done! That was the hard part.

Step 11
Step 11

Lay out newspaper or some kind of tarp and spray the crown with primer first. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the brand of primer you have.

Note: It is usually better to do 2 or 3 light coats than one thick, runny coat.

Step 12
Step 12

When primer is dry, paint with gold or silver paint. Again, I recommend a few light coats instead of a single thick coat.

Step 13
Step 13

Brush on a thin layer of glue or Modge Podge, using a foam brush or small piece of cardboard. Sprinkle fine glitter on top of the glue, covering the crown surface.

Step 14
Step 14

I like to use two sheets of paper, so I can put one and then the other underneath the crown to catch the loose glitter while sprinkling.

Step 15
Step 15

I then pour the excess glitter on the one paper, while the second continues to catch the next batch of excess glitter, etc. When finished, the excess glitter can then be poured back into the container for future projects.

Step 16
Step 16

Once crown is dry, two methods can be used to keep the crown on the head:hat comb or elastic. For the hat comb, start by poking sewing holes in the crown using a sturdy thumb tack or pin; use the hat comb as a guide to judge where the holes should be made.

Step 17
Step 17

With a hand sewing needle and thread, sew the comb to the front of the crown.

Step 18
Step 18

Place the comb so that it sits on the INSIDE of the crown, with the teeth positioned so it will go into the hair facing back.

Step 19
Step 19

For the elastic option, poke two sewing holes on either side of the crown and sew the ends of a length of elastic to the crown, with the elastic ends on the INSIDE of the crown.

Note: The elastic should be worn at the back of the neck. Sew one end and then try on the crown to determine how much elastic is needed.

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