Easy Halloween Headband
I made this cute little Halloween headband in about 5 minutes and for less than $2! I picked up sheets of felt for $0.29 each and a plain, glittery black headband for $1 at my local craft store. Once you learn how to make the felt flowers, which are super easy, the possibilities are endless!
What you'll need ~
- Sheets of felt in Halloween colors like purple, green, black and orange
- Unadorned headband
- Hot glue or craft glue
How to make it ~
First, find something round with a 3" to 4" diameter to trace a circle onto your felt. I'd recommend using a ballpoint pen rather than a marker to trace the circle. Next, cut out the circle with nice, sharp scissors.
Take your circle and start cutting a spiral from the outer edge to the center. You'll be cutting in a counter-clockwise motion, and you can cut in a little bit of a wavy pattern as you work your way around the spiral. Leave a little circle of felt uncut in the center (this is the "base" of your felt flower).
Once you're done cutting, you'll want to heat up your glue gun or get your craft glue (Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced works pretty well) handy. Starting with the outer tip of your coil, start rolling the felt in on itself in a clockwise motion (towards you).
When all the felt is rolled up, you'll have a little felt flower. You can push down the center of the flower just a bit with your finger to give the outer "petals" a little depth and dimension. Hold your coiled felt together and place a dab of glue on the round circle of felt on the bottom of the flower and attach it to the coil you're holding.
Once your glue is dry, your flower should not come unwound - if it does, you need to make sure you put enough glue to hold it together. Next, glue the base of the flower to the headband and allow to dry. Repeat in different colors!
--- This project was created by Erika Pitera, the managing editor and art director here at ZEST