Foam Tiaras

It should come as no surprise to any reader of this blog that I’m a huge fan of tiaras. I wear one on virtually every visit to the park. Disney has some great options, both sparkly ones for grownups (New Orleans Square & Main Street) and sturdier ones for the little ones (all over the place!). But these headpieces sometimes come at a steep price tag…which can be frustrating for an already expensive vacation. So I went to the craft store to find an alternative – and was excited to find a solution for under $5!

Foam Tiaras

What you’ll need:

  • A foam visor
  • Scissors
  • A pen
  • Any decor you want!


1. To create these tiaras, you’ll need a foam visor. I got these at Michaels for $1 each, but I’ve seen similar options at the dollar store, Target, or even the grocery store.

2. On the underside of the visor (the inner curved part), trace the pattern of your tiara. You can cut it down so it doesn’t stick up from your head too much, but I opted to go tall with mine!

3. Fold the visor in half, and cut along your pen line. This will keep the tiara symmetrical. Most foam will not leave a seam when folded. Once you are done, flip the visor back around so the line side is on the bottom again.

4. Now for the fun part – decorating! You can get as fancy as you want here, but I stuck to inexpensive stickers and pom noms to keep my budget under $5 apiece.

Foam Tiaras

These tiaras work perfectly for exploring the park, or playing dress up at home. You can model your tiara after your favorite Disney princess, or come up with a design all your own. (I drew some inspiration from the non-Disney princess Anastasia for the one on the right!).

 My fabulous friend Carlota modeling a foam tiara!


2 comments on Foam Tiaras

  1. Suzanne Zappa
    September 26, 2017 at 11:57 am (3 months ago)

    Honestly such a smart idea. The crowns at the Disney Store can be quite heavy or surprisingly delicate, and I didn’t want my girls to bring them to the park with us. We will definitely do a prep day and make these together as an alternative. Thank you for such a frugal idea!!!

    • Duchess of Disneyland
      September 27, 2017 at 9:20 am (3 months ago)

      I’m so glad you’ll get to have fun making these 🙂 It’s also fun to explore the craft store and decide how you want to decorate!


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