Can I just say how much I love Pinterest?! How many of you get lost on Pinterest? I get on there to look up something or just see what’s new to my feed and I end up spending hours on there….You can search ideas on everything from crafts to home ideas to recipes. Depending on your searches and saves, pinterest will start sending suggestions to you.
While on there I found a bunch of cool unicorn ideas; one of those ideas is a unicorn horn headband. I used a pattern I found on pinterest; however, came up with my own design for the flowers and the look of the headbands. You need 5 things if you want to make a unicorn headband.
- Headband. I found my headbands at the dollar tree; I originally used the elastic but I made them for a craft show and the moms asked about the normal headbands, so my second round i’m using the normal cloth covered headbands
- Felt. Your choice of color for the horn and roses
- Hot glue
- Embroidery floss or contrasting thread
- Centers for the flowers (optional)
These were a big hit with the munchkins at the craft show, not recommended for children under two years of age.
First you need to find the pattern, or make your own by cutting a cone shape and cutting the tip off. Once you have the pattern made, pin it and then cut it out of the felt (your choice of color) You’ll also need to cut a circle just larger than the opening of the horn to cover the headband and stuffing. This pattern is the one I found on pinterest.
After you have cut the horn you can give it a quick sew on the sewing machine or hot glue the edges and turn it once cool (I used the hot glue method). Once you’ve turned the horn right side out and stuff it. Once it’s stuffed, get your headband ready ….you’ll hot glue the horn to the headband covering the opening. Once the headband is on the hot glue, run a bead of hot glue on the headband the size of the opening and take the circle you cut and cover the opening, gently pressing it to the headband and horn… it will be hot so be careful. As the glue cools you’ll be able to make sure that the edge of the circle is secured to the edge of the horn. Let cool completely and trim the excess once done.
Once the horn is cool, you’ll take either embroidery floss or thread (I used thread) and wrap it around the horn to make it look like the unicorn horn.
You will then need to either use silk flowers, or make your own rosettes and attach them to the headband. There are a lot of different felt flower tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest you can view if your unsure how to make your own. After the rosettes are made, you can add some glitter glue to the centers and let dry, or use pearls (colors of your choice). Attach to the headband and horn once done with hot glue.
Finally, you’ll want to make ears out of the felt and attach them. You can also embellish with some tulle to make it look like a mane in the front and back if you choose.
My daughter, who is almost 21 decided to dress like a unicorn for halloween and asked me to make her a headband. They take a little time but are super easy to make.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial…. Please feel free to share your pics and/or leave me a comment!
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