How to Make Egyptian Queen Crowns

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How to Make Egyptian Queen Crowns
Serpent crown. (Egyptian drawings image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.com)

Egyptian queen crowns aren't like your typical fairy princess crowns. They were often simply gold bands decorated with precious stones, and sometimes included beads that flowed down into the hair. Making an Egyptian queen crown of your own can be done using some simple creativity and a few craft supplies.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 1 1/2-inch wide gold ribbon
  • Gold cotton and needle
  • Small piece of Velcro
  • 2 pieces of gold pipe cleaner
  • Fabric glue
  • Turquoise crafts foam
  • Fake gemstones

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the circumference of your head to see how much ribbon you'll need for your crown, and cut a piece of your ribbon accordingly. Cut another piece of gold ribbon of the same length.

  2. 2

    Sew your two pieces of gold ribbon together end to end using your gold thread so you'll have a thick headband wrap. At the ends of your piece of sewn-together ribbon, sew two small circular pieces of Velcro to secure your headband in place.

  3. 3

    Take two pieces of gold pipe cleaner and intertwine them loosely. You want them to look like two serpents or snakes weaving through each other. Glue your interwoven pieces of pipe cleaner to the front of your gold headband using fabric glue.

  4. 4

    Cut a small circular piece of turquoise crafts foam and glue it over the area where you have secured the gold pipe cleaner to your headband.

  5. 5

    Take some fake gemstones, such as rubies, white stones, and emeralds, onto your piece of circular crafts foam. If you like, you can glue a few gemstones around your headband, though typically crowns were simply a gold band with a front piece.

Tips and warnings

  • For a more intricate crown, sew strings of gold beads to your headband to emulate the beads worn in Egyptians' hair.

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