Paper Bag Princess – Crown

Welcome back to day two of Paper Bag Princess tutorials to transform your 18 inch doll into Princess Elizabeth. We’re going to make Elizabeth’s crown today – post dragon attack. It’s fairly quick and easy to make. Best of all, my doll’s perpetually messy hair fits perfectly for Princess Elizabeth’s look.



  • Thick fabric – I used yellow canvas (gold would be ideal), cardboard would be fine too
  • Gold fabric paint
  • paint brush
  • glue gun


I started by measuring  6.5″ across the canvas. Then I drew out a general shape of the melted crown.

Paint the fabric and let it dry. The canvas was already starting to curl, which is perfect for the melted look that we’re going for.

Flip it over and paint the other side.

dsc_0362Glue or sew the two ends. I used a glue gun.

You can attach a clear elastic band if you want to keep it on during play.

dsc_0375The painted canvas is stiff enough to hold the prongs up, but flexible enough to be bent down to get the ‘melted’ look of Princess Elizabeth’s crown.

Next post, we’ll make a sewn/cloth version of the paper bag dress.


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