Metallic OlyFun Dragon Crown Headband

Categories: Costume, Fashion Accessories, Accessory, Halloween, Oly*Fun

The metallic OlyFun dragon crown headband is the perfect headwear accessory to pair with Dragon Wings and a Dragon Tail, for a fantasy Halloween costume. I used Metallic Red OlyFun for the spikes, but you could use Gold, Rose Gold, or Silver and other gems for any color dragon. I used Jet Black OlyFun for the headband wrap, but OlyFun comes in 18 colors, for a variety of color combos. This is a no-sew project, using a combination of Ad-Tech hot glue and Beacon Adhesives Gem-Tac. This headband is lightweight, despite it’s high spiked size and gem encrustation. I made this crown for a dragon costume, but it can be adapted for royalty, the Statue of Liberty, Poseidon or other costumes.

What you need to make this project

OlyFun Metallic in Red
OlyFun in Jet Black
1" Wide black plastic headband
Clear and grey flat back plastic gems
Clear drafting ruler
Ad-Tech Two Temperature Cordless Hot Glue Gun
Ad-Tech Multi-Temp Hot Glue Sticks
Silicone craft mat
Beacon Adhesives Gem-Tac
Crystal Katana

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Step One

On the back of the red OlyFun, with the clear ruler and pen, draw two long lines that are 1″ apart. Between the lines, draft 2″ wide triangles that point down. Along the top line, matching with the small triangles, draft the following taller triangles.

4 – 8″ high x 2″ wide
2 – 6″ high x 2″ wide
4 – 4″ high x 2″ wide
4 – 2″ high x 2″ wide

Cut out the elongated diamond shapes. Pair up the diamond by matching size.

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Step Two

Lay the silicone craft mat on your work surface. Plug in the hot glue gun. Insert a glue stick, if needed. I turn the glue gun to high, so it warms up fast. Then, switch back to low, for the project. Glue the pairs of diamonds wrong sides together. Smooth the fabric tightly together, while the glue is still hot. Cut up the middle of each small triangle section.

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Step Three

Fold a diamond in half, lengthwise. Press down hard to crease the OlyFun. Overlap the small triangles and secure with hot glue. Repeat for each diamond shape.

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Step Four

Sort the gems by size and color. Lay out the design on a triangle. Spacing the gems out evenly, with big gems at the bottom to small gems at the top. Squeeze a little glue onto one big gem and press firmly into place on a triangle. Continue gluing gems onto each triangle, until all the desired gems are applied. A Crystal Katana is helpful for picking up and adding glue to small gems. Let the glue dry for a couple hours before handling. However, the glue takes 24 hours to fully cure.

Step Five

Cut long 1″ strips and two 2″x2″ squares of Jet Black OlyFun. Wrap and hot glue the OlyFun around the headband base, following the instructions in my headband tutorial.

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Step Six

Start in the center top of the headband. Squeeze hot glue onto the bottom of the center folded triangle. Press firmly onto the headband. Hot glue all of the triangles onto the headband, making sure the edges touch and are lined up.

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Step Seven

To help cover the triangle bottoms, hot glue big gems along the front of the headband, spacing them out about 1/4″ away from each other. Go back with a 2nd layer of medium gems, using extra hot glue on the gem backs, to fill in those spaces well.

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Step Eight

When the crown is complete, it should look something like this.