This tiara is the perfect piece to crown the head of a special princess in your life!

From Lova: "When I was a little I used to love dressing up, and especially as a princess. I still have four or five crowns and tiaras in a closet somewhere. I found these buttons and thought they would look cute on a little crown (and maybe a little more interesting than my plastic crowns)."


You will need:


Metal wire -- make sure it's supple enough to be easily bent and formed.

Buttons -- I used vintage buttons in a pale color scheme.

A small piece of tissue paper

Hot glue

  1. Begin by making a small circle with your wire the diameter that you wish your tiara to be. Mine is about 4 inches in diameter.
  2. Twist and wrap your wire around the circle several times to make it sturdy.
  3. Next, begin to make arches and spikes around your circle to form the tiara. You can use the photos here as your example.
  4. I covered my wire with small pieces of tissue paper that I painted with glue. This gave the wire a nice black matte effect. If you like your wire you can leave it bare or you can do the tissue process as I have.
  5. Begin to add your buttons. Again, use the photos as your example.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Attach the tiara with hair pins or a ribbon!


Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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