Making Cardboard Tube Crowns

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August 27, 2018

Cardboard Tube Crowns - three crownsHere's a cute and simple craft using the cardboard centers from toilet paper. Use gold spray paint and embellishments to turn this trash into treasure. These make cute toppers for gifts, but you can also add elastic strings to them so they can be worn on your head securely.


Total Time: 1 hour plus paint dry time


  • cardboard tubes from toilet paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • lace trim
  • gold spray paint
  • jewel stickers
  • hole puncher (optional), ice pick and be used with care
  • elastic cord (optional)
Cardboard Tube Crowns - supplies


  1. Cut the cardboard tubes in half.
  2. Cardboard Tube Crowns - cut tubes in half
  3. Cut triangles from the tops of the tube halves. Keep some of the triangle cut-outs.
  4. Cardboard Tube Crowns - cut triangles out of the tube tops, keep some of the triangles
  5. Go all the way around on all the crowns.
  6. Cardboard Tube Crowns - continue cutting all the way around

  7. To decorate, hot glue some lace trim all the way around the bottom of one crown.
  8. Cardboard Tube Crowns - hot glue lace to the bottom of one crown
  9. Glue on some of the reserved cut-out triangles to the bottom of another. Use your finger to curl them outward a bit.
  10. Cardboard Tube Crowns - glue some of the triangles to the base of another and curl tips out
  11. Spray paint all the crowns gold, making sure to cover all the decorations you just added. Allow to fully dry.
  12. Cardboard Tube Crowns - spray paint them all gold
  13. Add jewel stickers on top after the paint has dried.
  14. Cardboard Tube Crowns - add jewel stickers after paint dries

  15. If you'd like to use these as majestic party hats, punch a small hole on either side of the crowns.
  16. Cardboard Tube Crowns - punch two holes if you want to use them as hats
  17. String with elastic cord, knotting it on the inside of the crown.
  18. Cardboard Tube Crowns - string elastic through the holes and knot on the inside
  19. Now, don't you feel royal?!
  20. Cardboard Tube Crowns - crown on stuffed puppy
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