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Handmade Tiara

Recycle broken necklaces and bracelets to embellish your handmade sparkly tiaras. This simple how-to makes a great activity for a little girl's birthday party.

Photography: Rob Tannenbaum

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2012


  • Punch-around-the-page punch set

  • Metallic paper

  • Craft knife or scissors

  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks

  • Plain plastic or metal headband

  • Embellishments such as rhinestones, metallic/glitter trim, or broken jewelry


  1. Punch corner of metallic paper with corner punch; punch along each side with edge punch. Cut off straight edge to make a triangle.

  2. Find and mark center of headband and edge-punched corner. Line up marks and tack with glue where lines meet. Continue to glue down both sides of paper to inside of headband.

  3. Hot-glue embellishments to outside of headband and paper.

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