Welcome, CCHC readers! While I am away for a family vacation (MY BROTHER’S GETTING MARRIED!) I have a few guest posts lined up. First up is Candace from Musings from Candace Jean and her DIY Unicorn Headband. Make sure and leave her some love in the comments.
For Faith’s 4th birthday, we’re doing a My Little Pony themed party for which I designed a Rainbow Dash invitations. To help Faith celebrate her big day, I thought a unicorn headband would make her outfit look extra special. After viewing the selection of unicorn headbands out there on Etsy and not finding anything quite right that matches the colors of Rainbow Dash, I decided to make my own. I always forget how time consuming DIY projects are and I somehow never get everything I need and have to make multiple trips to the store. Good thing is – if I decide I want to make another unicorn headband, I’m all set!
- Cat & Jack headband
- Individual pieces of felt 9″ x 12″ (25/pk, Dollar Tree assorted pack)
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Gold metallic cord
- Pearl buttons
- Fiber fill
1. Make the felt flowers (all wavy rosettes)
2. Make unicorn horn
I used this pattern for the horn and base. I ended up shaving off half an inch once I held it up to Faith’s head (doing this before adding glue; although, let me tell you – holding it together was a pain!).
3. Make unicorn ears
4. Test arrangement and make headband base
5. Add horn, ears, and flowers for final result
Since the horn has to be the center piece of the headband, I glued that on first then the red roses & orange back one. These served as the backbone for propping up the ears when I glued those down. After that, I added the flowers, trying to keep them in the color order of a rainbow to match Rainbow Dash’s mane.
So what do you think? I think I want to add one or two more flowers in the front to even out the big yellow flower in front. This project would have been a bit easier with a headband rather than a headwrap. I didn’t buy a headband because we couldn’t find one that Miss Faith thought was comfortable and I want her to enjoy wearing it. In total, between my coupons and sales at Joann’s, I was able to buy all my materials for under $25.
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