DIY 4th of July Ribbon Crown + Parade Essentials List
Make this quick and easy DIY 4th of July crown using ribbon, pipe cleaners and tulle. It is perfect for wearing during festivities. Make sure you also grab my list of parade essentials for the perfect festivity-ready day!
Be prepared for 4th of July festivities with this fun and easy ribbon crown and my list of must-have parade essentials. Being prepared is one of my best tips for a fun, festive day! Make sure your kids stay well hydrated on hot days watching parades and running races. I’ll show you how to set yourself up for success on this busy holiday spent outdoors!
4th of July is all about red, white and blue and fun festivities! We love giving our kids Tum-E Yummies in patriotic colors for a fun 4th of July drink to help keep them cool and hydrated. Tum-E Yummies have 100% daily value vitamin C, B6, B12 and only 50 calories and 13g of sugar. They also contain no sodium so I can feel good about giving them to my kids. The spill-proof sport cap is perfect for on the go and ensures we have a spill-free parade drink. Plus, we save money by bringing our own drinks to festivities instead of buying them there!
Not only is it important to keep your kids cool and hydrated during festivities, it is also fun to dress in red, white and blue and have a festive outfit! This ribbon crown is the perfect addition to every festive 4th of July outfit! This fun 4th of July ribbon crown is easy enough that the kids can help make them. They are quick to make, but the end result is beautiful! Show your patriotism and deck out your 4th of July outfit with this beautiful hair piece.
4th of July ribbon crown instructions:
To make this 4th of July ribbon crown you’ll need:
- curling ribbon
- pipe cleaners
- patriotic 1/2″ ribbon
- glittery tulle approx 6″ wide (comes on a spool-like this)
1.) Begin by creating a circular crown the size of your child’s head. I used two pipe cleaners and wound the ends together to create a circle that was a perfect fit for my daughter’s head.
2.) Next, cut a length of tulle and patriotic ribbon that is long enough to wrap around and around the pipe cleaner crown.
3.) Wrap the tulle and patriotic ribbon loosely around and around the pipe cleaner until you go all the way around and meet the two ends.
4.) Then tie the two ends together with a knot to secure them.
5.) Then measure a length of curling ribbon that is long enough to tie in the middle and hang down on both sides. Loosely curl it with the scissors.
6.) Then tie the ribbon on the pipe cleaner crown in the center of the ribbon so both sides hang down.
7.) Continue tying ribbons around the pipe cleaner crown to cover the bottom half of the crown.
Continue tying them until you have enough to fill it in. You can trim them as needed in order to make the ribbon longer in the center and shorter as it tapers up.
8.) Then place the 4th of July ribbon crown on top of your child’s head. It stayed in place really well on my daughter’s head, but if you have trouble with it staying in place you can use bobby pins to hold it in place.
Make sure you pack all of the necessary parade essentials before heading out to a 4th of July parade. We always bring the following parade essentials with us:
- blanket or chairs
- large umbrella to provide shade
- Tum-E Yummies drinks
- a bag for candy
We always try to bring as many parade essentials with us as we can. If we pack well and are prepared then we are more comfortable during the parade and it saves us money. Inevitably it is always hot during the 4th of July parades we attend so bringing an umbrella for shade and plenty of drinks to stay hydrated is a must. Once the kids get hot they get cranky so we try and keep everyone comfortable and well hydrated.
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I absolutely LOVE this! The project is ridiculously adorable and so kid-friendly!
That is just the cutest! i love the ribbon trailers going down the back. I have to make one of these for me and all my two girls!
That is such a cute craft. I’m so making one of these for myself to wear to the upcoming 4th of July party.
What a fun idea. This is really cute. My nieces would’ve these.
Oh my gosh, how cute is that? If I make it just red and white, it would work for Canada Day too.
Oh my gosh that’s adorable! I love how easy this is and even though I have all boys in my house I do watch a little girl and I know she would love this!
I will have to get the supplies I need to make this 4th of July ribbon crown. It is going to be perfect for our big BBQ.
This 4th of July ribbon crown looks so good. I love to make flower crowns so this is perfect for me. I am excited to give it a try.
I love this craft! When I was a child my dad would take me and my friends to a parade every year. I remember that we always wanted crowns just like this one, but they were like $12 each, and with 5 of us girls there it would have cost my dad a small fortune. One year, he took off to “go find the cotton candy man” and came back 20 minutes later with 6 crowns, one for me, one for each of my friends, and one for my mom. We still talk about that parade to this day, because the crowns meant that much to us. I am going to make these for all of the girls that are going to my friends pool party next week, they will love them!
What a great memory. I love that!
What an adorable crown! I know my girls would love to make one for our parade!
This is perfect for my girlie girl! By the way, your daughter’s hair is gorgeous!
I do love this crown for the 4th of July but I bet it would look cute decorated for other occasions also. My niece would love to help make AND wear this!
Cheers for the red, white and blue!! I can’t wait to make this with my granddaughter. She is going to love it! Thanks!
What a cute craft idea! I can picture my daughter absolutely loving this. 🙂
Oh my goodness! That’s so creative and I love how simple it is to make. With five kids it can be hard to keep up with decor, outfits, and festivities for all the holidays. I think I’ll do this for my daughter on the 4th. We can match!
This is so neat. I love how simple it is to create. I should do this for this weekend with the kids but in Canada day colours for Canada Day on Saturday! Thank you so much for sharing.
This ribbon crown is such a great idea. Canada Day is Saturday. I’ll have to try this with just red and white. Thanks for the idea.
This is so pretty! I would love to make this for our youngest!
That’s a lovely crown. I know a little girl who would love it.
This is such an adorable idea and something easy enough for the kids to make for themselves. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty