Cricut Craft: Birthday Crown

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut,Tutorials

For Elliot’s second birthday, I made him his very own birthday crown. I missed Gus’s first birthday (he had to wear Elliot’s) but I got around to it this year!

I did Elliot’s out of felt and it was a huge pain, so I was really putting it off. But this time I used craft foam and it was so much smarter of me.

birthday crown

I cut a crown with my Cricut (from the Sweet Treats birthday cartridge) and the letter C from Simply Sweet (my favorite font cart).

birthday crown template pattern

I used the crown to make a pattern on file folder. The band is 2″ wide and 15″ long and I centered the crown on the band.

birthday crown pattern template

And I hot glued the C (cut out of regular felt) and two star buttons (for his # of years) on the front.

I punched a hole in each side of the band and tied it around his head with a shoe lace. I’m looking for that plastic coil stuff for a more permanent solution.

I love it! And so much easier than felt…

I’ll upload the crown pattern as soon as I have a minute to think straight…

And Gus loves balls, all kinds of balls, but I’m partial to basketball so we had basketball cake! He was thrilled.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacey May 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

How cute! My folks bought me a Cricut for Christmas, but I haven’t used it yet. Do you have some ideas of what I could use it for in my daycare? I did come up with the idea of making ‘themed’ shapes to write seasonal activities to do with the kids.

Thanks,
Stacey
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2 Kelsey May 18, 2011 at 11:26 am
3 Kathy May 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!! Love the crown! It just makes the birthday that much more special doesn’t it?

4 Kellie May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Have you used the silhouette? I have the personal cricut machine and am trying to decide if I want to get the cricut expression or the silhouette…can you give me any advice, good vs bad on both? I would appreciate any words of wisdom if you have them. Thanks in advance!

P.S. my kids would LOVE crown for their birthday, and I have three consecutive months of birthdays in our household…thanks for the idea :)

5 Kelsey May 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Kellie – I have used the Silhouette and I liked how it worked and everything, but I think it’s a better option for graphic designer types as it allows you to cut your own designs. If you don’t aren’t going to design your own images, I think the Cricut is probably a better option. But I know people who love both, so it’s really up to you!

6 Lisa Macomber August 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

perfect timing! my girlfriend Jennifer over at The Vintage Sheet Blog, texted me the other day asking me if I had ever made a crown. I have not but now know where to direct her….thanks!

7 Cassandra August 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Fabulous idea! I may want to try that for my little girls third birthday!

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9 Kelsey July 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

Well, my husband does all the site/technical stuff and he does know some coding, but I’m not sure if it’s essential. I think it helps. Good luck!

10 Becky July 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

HI! Just wanted to say thanks for the great template. I made a crown like this for my son’s first birthday and it was a hit. You can see how mine turned out here. I don’t have a silhouette and this was still super easy. Maybe some day I’ll fork over the dough to get one…they look so cool!

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