How to make a garland fairy crown for the Fourth of July.
The Fourth of July parade has always been one of my favorite summertime memories. Watching the parade floats go by as we waved our American flags is the best way to kick off the day we celebrate independence. Now that my kids are old enough to actually sit and enjoy the parade I’m excited for this Saturday’s festivities. Our town has an early morning parade with a festival filled with arts, crafts, and activities for the kids. It’ll be blazing hot but we plan to swim the afternoon away until it’s time for fireworks. In preparation for the parade I made my daughter a patriotic fairy crown to wear. Did anyone else wear these as a kid? My mom used to buy them for us at the local fair every year and then we would hang it up on our wall. That was such a 90s thing to do, hang everything on the wall. HA! I was excited to create a piece of my childhood for my daughter and I’m happy to see how excited she is about her patriotic crown.
Step one: wrap garland around your child’s head to find the correct size. Twist the end of the garland to secure size. Continue to wrap garland 3-4 times for a thicker headband piece. I like to wrap in and out of the garland as I work my way around. Once it’s a sturdy trim the garland and make sure the end is wrapped around the garland securely.
Step two: tie on curling ribbon and use scissors to curl the ends. Optional: tie on a bow made out of curling ribbon. Then enjoy your patriotic crown!
For Safety reasons PLEASE use these with adult supervision only (and this tutorial is best for older children). The strings on the back can be a concern, so please take caution when allowing children to wear the crowns. My daughter will be wearing hers during the 4th of July parade and while we watch fireworks, not during playtime. To keep these safe you can trim the strings to only a few inches OR leave them off completely. The crown is just as fun with the patriotic star garland and the strings are for embellishment only.
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