Snow Queen Ice Crowns
I’ll admit, the crown I got to wear as Miss Canada was pretty spectacular. It was an amazing time in my life and not one I’ll soon forget. Fast forward a few *cough* years and my daughter, Ava, is now enamored with all things princesses and crowns (does anyone else feel my Elsa and Anna pain, lol?) So I thought, why not make her one? This crown is befitting my young princess because it’s made with laughs, kisses, and special memories – the most precious gems in my book and more spectacular than anything I ever wore! I got this idea from knowing you can make window clings and outlines with a glue gun. With Ava’s expert guidance (as in saying, “make it bigger, mommy!” over my shoulder) we created a one-of-a-kind crown to fit my one-of-a-kind princess. I hope you enjoy making this for your one-of-a-kind princess, too!
- 4-5 sticks of glue (long)
- Glue gun
- Elmer’s glue
- Small paint brush (for the Elmer’s glue)
- Parchment paper
- Thin white or clear headband
- Gems, jewels, pearls and other embellishments
Step 1: On the parchment paper, roughly sketch your design for the crown. It doesn’t have to be exact and you don’t need to be a great artist, I have never been able to draw very well! It may help to pull up a few images of crowns to use as guides.
Step 2: Trace your outline with the glue gun. Make sure to go over it 2-3 times so the crown is sturdy and thick. You can make criss-cross patterns, stripes, web-like designs, icicles – it’s all up to you! I used twigs painted white and snow crystals!
– Be sure you create a band along the bottom of the crown. This is where you’ll attach the headband.
Step 3: Peel the design off of the parchment paper. Set the crown back on the parchment paper so you can lightly “paint” the crown with Elmer’s glue. Sprinkle with glitter and add any other gems, jewels and embellishments you like! Let dry thoroughly.
Step 4: Apply a line of hot glue along the outside of the headband. Attach the back of the crown to the headband, making sure it’s even at either end.
Once cooled, you’re ready to crown your Snow Queen!