Any kind of flat material you can bend will form into a crown. Many other sections of the web talk about these, look in the armor section start for all kinds of techniques.
A small width of cardboard is the cheapest. You just need the thinnest cardboard, not the corrugated kind, just the flat stuff.
Cut it from a pizza box or get a birthday crown from Burger King.
For the fancy crown bits, you can cut out the bits of colored paper and glue it on.
For the texture, you can do things like embossing copper foil, coils of glue from a hot glue gun, or even t-shirt paints.
For strength, you can coat it in plain white glue or mod podge, use extra layers or cardboard, use foil, etc.
Paint, using a couple of coats. Make sure it dries between coats. Depending on the materials, your drying time will vary. The coat directly onto the cardboard will take the longest to dry and may require an overnight dry.
You may wish to antique it after the basic painting.
or, if you want a quick crown from computer print out, check out our quick section.
Some examples of quick crowns
Other materials, anything used in faking armor. This can include a discarded strip of vinyl flooring.
This page was last updated 04/22/08