When the New York Times asked if tiaras were the new power scrunchies, we were kinda skeptical. Sure, glitter and Disney-princess anything are pretty great, but could tiaras really be a regular accessory? It turns out the answer is a definitive YES. It helps that we’re in total pageant mode, as the B+C Book Club has cheering for our girl Willowdean in Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’. In the novel, Willowdean is competing with Clover City’s fiercest high school pageant queens for the pageant title. In full support of Willowdean, we’re rockin’ DIY tiaras on our tresses as we wrap up reading this hilarious, body-positive book.



– lace trim

– gold spray paint

– gold glitter

– glass vase or jar

– Mod Podge


– old brush

– glue gun

– fabric scissors



1. Wrap the lace around your vase to make a crown shape.

2. Use the glue gun to glue the ends together.

3. Cut the excess.

4. Paint on a layer of Mod Podge to strengthen the tiara.

5. Once the lace is completely dry, spray paint with a gold shade.

6. Finally, add a new layer of Mod Podge and some glitter to add a sparkling touch. You are done!


First, it’s all about creating the tiara shape, so take the lace trim (I used a 13-inch-long piece) and wrap it around your glass vase. Glue the ends in place and use your fabric scissors to cut the excess. Then it’s time to strengthen your tiara, so paint a layer of Mod Podge and let it dry completely for at least a couple of hours.


Finally, add the finishing touch with some golden spray paint and some glitter as well. Wait until everything is dry, and you’re good to go.


Bobby pin your new luxurious tiara in place or glue it to a simple headband before wearing it.


Would you strut with a DIY tiara on your head? What’s on your reading list? Let us know in the comments below!