DIY Felt Crowns // Party Hats for Pets or Kids

Birthday crowns for Frenchies -DIY Party hats

Trevor and Randy turned ONE on January 19th and just to commemorate their birthday, I thought I’d make them little crowns, which of course, was more for my own amusement than for theirs, BUT they got plenty of treats for being such good models, so it was a win win.

The little crowns are easy and quick to whip up and make the perfect little birthday or party hats for pets or kiddos. In fact, if you use regular glue instead of hot glue, it could be a fun project with your kiddos as well as cute party hats and/or party favors. But if you’re looking for a more sophisticated crown, you can easily stitch up the edges on a sewing machine. One piece of felt is about .45cents and trim is optional, making this project completely affordable and fun for all.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

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  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Elastic
  • Fancy trim

Steps…

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Fold your felt in half long-ways {end to end} and glue it together. It will be 12″ long.

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Create the top of your “crown” by cutting triangles from the folded side.

NOTE: cut each end first so they line up correctly.

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Glue together all openings and gaps, top and bottom, to create a seamless two-layer felt textile.

NOTE: You can stitch this if you prefer.

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Hold your ends together to create your crown and decide where your elastic band will line up by centering it on each side between the front and back.

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Mark your spots with a pen and poke holes with your scissors.

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Slip your elastic through the holes and tie tight knots…

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Trim your excess elastic.

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Glue on your pretty trim {which also hides your elastic knots} and add any other cute details if you wish…

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And finally, glue your ends together creating your crown.

Once it has dried, trim away any areas that don’t line up just to finish it off.

And… Voila!

DIY Felt crowns for dogs or kids

Happy Birthday Boys!

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Pied French Bulldog with crown

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Have Fun!
* Find all my DIYs here

 

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

2 Comments

  • drollgirl

    January 23, 2015 | Reply

    they are SO CUTE and SO COOPERATIVE! i can’t even tell you what happens when you try to attach any sort of hat to a cat! lol at least my cats — they lose their minds!

  • The Office Stylist

    May 21, 2015 | Reply

    Oh my god, these are way too cute! Those little puppies just make it even more adorable. I am totally going to make one for my cat, haha.

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