How to make a laurel leaf crown

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are putting together a costume for a play about Ancient Rome, or for a toga or fancy dress party, it can sometimes be difficult to locate all of the accessories you need to make your costume look authentic. One solution is to make some of the accessories yourself. For example, make a laurel leaf crown using materials that you can buy from any arts and crafts shop or online supplier.

Push a hot glue stick into the back slot of a hot glue gun, and plug the gun into an power socket. Let the hot glue gun heat up for 15 minutes.

Remove the silk laurel leaves from their packaging. You will need six to eight leaves.

Squeeze a pea-sized dollop of hot glue onto the top of a plastic headband, and press a silk laurel leaf horizontally onto the hot glue. Hold the leaf in place for one minute so the hot glue can cool.

Squeeze another pea-sized hot glue dollop onto the headband, placing it 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) down from the first dollop. Place another laurel leaf horizontally onto the glue, as before.

Repeat this process until the entire headband is filled with silk laurel leaves. To wear the laurel leaf crown, place the headband around the back of your head with the end pointing forward, towards your forehead. This will look like an authentic laurel leaf crown worn in Ancient Rome.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Silk laurel leaves
  • Plastic headband
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