Autumn Crown Craft- REVISED

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wanna learn how to make that cool leaf crown? It's such a super easy craft that even the kids can help with (Just supervise with scissors)! This is a revised craft from Parents that I saw in FamilyFun. But I wanted something I could use every year and since our family suffers from allergies, we wanted some allergy-friendly.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Raffia (I'm using Ashland Raffia-2oz)
  • 15 Faux Leaves (If you don't feel like spending 99 cents on a pack of 3 or 4 leaves, get 2 autumnal leave garland. I snagged 2 6ft garlands at Michael's for $4.99 each- marked down from $12.99!) 
  • Scissors

WHAT TO DO
1. Bunch up enough raffia to be at least 1/2" to 1" wide. Make sure that one end of the raffia lines up. That will make it easier to pass the leaf though, trust me. LOL

2. If you're using packages of leaves, cut a small hold (big enough to pass the raffia through, though) on one end of the leaf. If you're using garland, take the leaves off and separate them. Keep them in a plastic bag so they stay in one place. Be sure to cut a small hole in those leaves as well.
3. String each leaf onto the raffia, stopping a few inches from the bottom. DO NOT cut any raffia as you string. You will need all of it to tie later on.

4. When you have strung all 15 leaves on, wrap the crown around the wearer's head to make sure that it's a good fit. Make sure that you stilll have at least 5-6 inches of raffia left on the crown itself. But you can make the crown as full or bare as you want, but I found that 15 leaves made it just perfect without being overbearing.

5. Take the two ends of the crown, and combine them. Tie a knot, but before you completely tie it, string a long piece of raffia halfway through. Tie, and place upon your head for instant Fall enjoyment!

If you're wondering about pricing, I spent only $16 and I have enough of raffia and leaves to make at least 5 crowns!

5 comments:

Pinky Platz said...

Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley S said...

Awww this is a perfect craft for the season! Definitely should make some of these with my son to decorate our porch. Thanks for sharing :)

JR911 said...

Looks like a good craft for our Harvest Festival at church. julieann r

Donna said...

I'm not very crafty, but I think I can actually do this. Thank you for sharing!

Natasha Dythia said...

Beautiful!

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