Leaf Crown DIY Craft

October 15, 2020

 A festive and fun DIY craft for you littles to make with the falling leaves this autumn! 
A leaf crown for every girl and boy!

Surprise, surprise! We found another way to make something crafty with the fall goodness around us. This past week Greer has been learning about leaves in preschool. And as a fun way to incorporate them into a craft for my princess-loving girl, I decided a leaf crown was only fitting. Of course, no little sister is going to let an opportunity such as this pass her by. So we collected all the leaves and got to work on crafting two leaf crowns.

What I love about this is its simplicity. You need less than a handful of supplies, and it turns into this gorgeous creation. Scroll down for the basic tutorial!

  • What You'll Need
    • Cardstock - I used black (you could also use construction paper, I just had cardstock on hand)
    • Felt 
    • Staples
    • Glue
    • Leaves

  • What You'll Do
    • Cut 1" wide strips of the cardstock (lengthwise)
    • Staple the pieces together, to form one long piece. Then measure it around your child's head to find the spot to staple it together, creating the crown. Cut off the excess.
    • Cut the felt in 1" strips (lengthwise). Set those aside. 
    • Now, you will cut off all of the leaves' stems. 
    • Staple the leaves all the way around the cardstock crown, making sure the base of the leaf is at the bottom part of the crown. You can also, overlap the leaves if needed. 
    • Once your crown is full of leaves, glue the pieces of felt you cut on the inside. This protects those little heads from the sharpness of the staples. 
    • Last, we used a dot of glue to add small leaves over top of the big leaves to hid the staples. 

Now let those little imaginations run wild!