Step 1: Materials
A glue gun (with loooots of glue sticks)
Metallic gold spray paint
Blue, faceted aqua colored beads
Plastic hair piece comb
Photo inspiration (see next step)
Optional: Light colored stiffened felt for the even simpler version.
This tiara will take about 30 minutes and cost ~$5-$15 to make depending on what you have on hand.
Step 2: Prep the tiara template
First one is that you can use your reference photo and sketch out your tiara. If you do that, I suggest you draw out half of it, fold the paper in half, and cut it out so that it's perfectly symmetrical.
The other option is that you print out the PDF of the template I drew out. I scanned it in as an 8.5x11 image so you should be able to just print it up and use it. In order to use this option, you'll have to download the PDF of this tutorial and click on the icon in it called "Color Scan."
After you've made or printed your template, tape it to the back of some waxed paper. For the easier felt version, tape the template to some felt and trace it onto the felt by holding it up to a light source.
Step 3: Create tiara
If you are making the felt version, just cut it out. ( told you it was simpler :)
Now spray paint it with a gorgeous metallic gold spray paint.
Step 4: Add the jewel
Cut a length of wire that will reach from one side of the middle of the teardrop center to the other. Put the jewel on the wire and hot glue the wire to the tiara, then trim the ends of he wire so they're hidden behind the edges of the crown.
Hot glue the entire tiara onto a comb. If you made the hot glue version of the tiara, be careful not to melt the tiara when you hot glue it to comb.