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Making a Laurel Leaf Headdress


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October 25, 2018

Laurel Leaf Headdress - child wearing the laurel leaf headdressHere's another year for my kiddo's United Nations Celebration. This means another DIY costume. His country was Greece and so I'm gonna need a headdress. Mostly they are laurel leaf headdresses, so I'm gonna make one.

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Supplies:

  • 2 pieces scratch bond paper
  • 1 piece tinsel foil (gold)
  • glue
  • double sided tape
  • 1 empty box
  • scissors
  • pencil
Laurel Leaf Headdress - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Stick two pieces of paper together.
  2. Laurel Leaf Headdress - glue two pieces of paper together
     
  3. Roll the paper into a thin strip.
  4. Laurel Leaf Headdress - roll the paper into a thin strip
     
  5. Cover the entire strip with double sided tape.
  6. Laurel Leaf Headdress - cover with double sided tape
     
  7. Roll the covered strip into golden tinsel foil.
  8. Laurel Leaf Headdress - wrap gold foil paper around the strip
     
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  9. Put two tips together to form a ring. Set aside.
  10. Laurel Leaf Headdress - bring ends together
     
    Laurel Leaf Headdress - circle formed
     
  11. On a box or piece of cardboard, draw a laurel leaf.
  12. Laurel Leaf Headdress - draw a laurel leaf on a box or piece of scrap cardboard
     
  13. Cut it out and make approximately 20-30 pieces.
  14. Laurel Leaf Headdress - make 20 - 30 leaves and cut them out
     
    Laurel Leaf Headdress - cardboard leaves
     
  15. Cut tinsel foil into a strip and fold several times.
  16. Laurel Leaf Headdress - cut a strip of the gold foil paper
     
    Laurel Leaf Headdress - fold several times
     
  17. Stick one leaf onto the top layer and cut out following its shape. That way you were able to make more golden leaves.
  18. Laurel Leaf Headdress - stick a leaf template to the folded paper and cut out several leaves at the same time
     
    Laurel Leaf Headdress - 5 gold foil leaves
     
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  19. Fold the leaf into half, crease well.
  20. Laurel Leaf Headdress - fold the leaf in half and crease well
     
  21. Pinch the sides diagonally upwards and crease well.
  22. Laurel Leaf Headdress - pinch the leaves diagonally upwards and crease
     
  23. Stick the golden leaves onto both sides of the cardboard leaf.
  24. Laurel Leaf Headdress - finished leaf
     
    Laurel Leaf Headdress - veined gold leaves
     
  25. Stick the leaves onto the golden ring in alternate directions. See photo.
  26. Laurel Leaf Headdress - stick the gold leaves to both sides of the foil covered cardboard leaves onto the ring
     
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  27. Cover the entire ring with golden leaves.
  28. Greek laurel leaf headdress is done.
  29. Laurel Leaf Headdress - finished headdress on cloth background
     
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