DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

I’m usually all in on Halloween – full on costume, giant bowls or candy, perhaps a cocktail or three – but for the last two years I have had a major work deadline due November 1st, and actually turned off the house lights and pretended not to be home while frantically pulling an all nighter. This year though, it looks like I’ll actually be able to enjoy a festive evening, but I won’t have time to put together a full-on “look.” Enter the DIY halloween headband. It takes about ten minutes and some scraps of felt to whip together, and I love that it can just live in a drawer for the next time you need to pretend to be a unicorn.

The three looks I played around with are a fox, a cat, and a unicorn. Obviously, you can change the colors and textures to look like anything you want, so please have fun with this!

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

WHAT YOU WILL NEED (FOX):

1 thin headband

hot glue gun

Reddish Brown felt, cut into two long ear shapes, about 4 inches by 3 inches at the base

Orange Brown felt, cut into two long ear shapes, about 3 inches by 2 inches

Fluffy White faux fur, cut into two long ear shapes, about 2 inches by 1 inches

DIRECTIONS:

First, attach the large reddish brown pieces to the head band. One at a time, lay the headband over a piece of reddish brown felt, leaving about a 1/2 inch hanging at the bottom. Put a line of glue at the base of the reddish brown felt, and fold it up, around the headband, pressing into the top portion of the felt. Repeat with the other ear.

Glue the orange brown pieces onto the reddish brown pieces, then finish with faux fur.

Draw whiskers and such on your face. Try to figure out what sound a fox makes.

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CAT):

1 thin headband

Hot glue gun

Black lace, cut into two long ear shapes, about 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches at the base

Hair spray

DIRECTIONS:

First attach the lace pieces to the head band. It’s best to use very closely woven lace. One at a time, lay the headband over a piece of lace, leaving about a 1/2 inch hanging at the bottom. Put a line of glue at the base of the lace, and fold it up, around the headband, pressing into the top portion of the felt. Wait a beat until the glue cools to do this, as it’s hot. Repeat with the other ear.

Once the glue is dry, spray the ears with hair spray, this will help them stick up straight.

Draw whiskers and such on your face. Meow.

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

WHAT YOU WILL NEED (UNICORN):

1 thin headband

Hot glue gun

Blue felt, cut into two long ear shapes, about 3 inches by 2 inches at the base

Fluffy White faux fur, cut into a short mane (I cut it into an long eye shape, about 5 inches by 2 inches wide)

Holographic tape

Scotch tape

Cardboard paper

Gems/Glitter

DIRECTIONS:

First attach the large blue pieces to the head band. One at a time, lay the headband over a piece of blue felt, leaving about a 1/2 inch hanging at the bottom. Put a line of glue at the base of the blue felt, and fold it up, around the headband, pressing into the top portion of the felt. Repeat with the other ear. Leave about 3 inches between each ear.

Glue gemstones or glitter onto ears. Glue the mane onto the space between the ears. I had my mane hang about 2 inches towards the front, and 3 inches to the back.

To make the horn, take the piece of cardboard paper and rotate into a cone. Stick with scotch tape to hold in place. Place the holographic tape at the top of the cone, and tape around the cone, turning to get even coverage. You’ll have to do this a few times to cover gaps. With scissors, trim the bottom of the cone to be straight across. Glue the cone onto the mane.

Throw some glitter on your face and put your hair in a pony tail. Giddy up!