DIY: Unicorn Headband

(Spoiler Alert: Merry Christmas to my besties Ally and Travis!)

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How can I have a blog called Sassy Unicorn and not have a DIY unicorn headband post? And with my recent hair transformation, I thought this was the perfect time!

What you will need:

  • Felt (color of your choice) 1. One color for your horn and ears (if you chose to do ears) 2. One color for the inside of the ears (if you chose to do so)
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks for it)
  • Headband
  • Cording (color of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill
  • Flowers (if your heart desires) or any other festive crafts.

Optional pattern print out, or you can freehand itimg_6356

Directions:

  1. Cut out your horn, with bottom tabs out of your felt. Remember that you do not need to cut it in a perfect triangle because when you roll and glue it together, it will create its own point. (check step seven before glueing).
    • I had a few extra pieces of felt so I played around with different sizes and made a rough template.
  2. When you cut out the ears and the ear inside (smaller size), remember to stop at the base for ears (not the inside). You want to make sure the ears are connected so that you can wrap them around the headband. Having a double layer will, a) make it easier to glue to the headband and b) make the ears more sturdy so they don’t flop all over the place.
  3. Glue the inside of the ears on to the ears.
  4. Roll the horn cutout and glue the edges when it is the shape and size you want, so you will end up with a cone.
  5. Fill the horn with the fiberfill.
  6. Glue one of the tabs shut.img_6644
  7. Wrap the cording around the horn to give it definition.

    a. You can glue one end to the top where the seams are, wrap it down the horn to your liking and glue the end to the seem at the bottom.

    b. You can glue the cording to the inside of the horn cut out before you glue it in a cone shape so that it is glued inside the point. Wrap it around to your liking and glue to the inside of the horn before glueing it to the headband.

  8.  Glue the horn to the headband. Wrap the other tab around the headband and glue closed.
  9. Wrap the ears around the headband and glue.(You can leave flat or pinch them to make them more round).
  10. Add the magic! This step is optional. If you are happy with your headband with just the horns and the ears you can stop there. If you want to give it a little something extra, you can glue flowers to the headband. Or you can loop tulle around to give it a mane. Be creative and let your unicorn spirit guide you!

    I decided to add flowers to give it some more pizzazz. Whiiiich might have been a mistake. The time, the patience, the creativity – it was exhausting, but in the end I did like the final result. Check back soon for a post where I actually wear the headband and reveal the hair inspiration! 😉

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