We looked no further than our recycle bin for this brightly colored and upcycled crown - all of the cardboard came from food and beverage boxes!

Start with:

  • Cardboard Food Boxes
  • Plastic Lids in Various Sizes and Colors
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Stapler

Create it!

Step 1: Fold two sheets of cardstock in half - vertically. Cut into two equal rectangles for each sheet of cardstock and attach together with stapler.

Step 2: Measure crown wearer's head, find the correct size of the cardstock strip and staple together to wearer's measurements.

Step 3: Using upcycled plastic lids, trace circles on colorful cardboard.

Step 4: Cut the circles out.

Step 5: Glue the circles to the crown in the formation and colors you'd like.

Step 6: For a finishing touch, add some small plastic lids.

We enjoy a good upcycled project and this one is fun to make and wear!