Having just moved into a house after years of living in an apartment, I’m looking forward to passing out candy to the kiddies in our neighborhood this Halloween. I’ll be wearing this little DIY all night. Please check out the full tutorial after the break, along with suggestions on what to wear to complete the look.
- fabric covered headband
- e-6000 adhesive
- stem wire
- sewing needle
- 1 1/2 yards of decorative trim (1/4″ or 3/8″ wide)
- computer paper
- black spray paint
1. Spray paint 2 stem wires black. Once fully dry, twist the ends together 2 times about 1 1/4″ from the tips. Curve them like the photo to look like rabbit ears, trying your best to make the shapes similar.
2. Trace around the curved wire.
3. Add a dotted line around the tracing about 3/8″ away. Cut out using the dotted line.
4. The cut out is now your pattern. Using the pattern, cut two pieces of tulle. Pin or tape onto the tulle if needed before cutting if needed.
5. Hand sew the cut tulle onto the wire rabbit ears. Remember to double knot at the end and beginning.
6. Repeat step 5 for both ears.
7. Wrap the extra ends of the wire ears onto the headband, towards the top of the headband, about 2 1/2″ apart.
8. Add a dab of e-6000 after wrapping the wire around the headband.
9. For the veil, use a piece of computer paper (8 1/2″ x 11″) as the pattern. Cut one piece of tulle 8 1/2″ x 11″. About 1/2″ from the edge, use your needle and thread to rouche the tulle.
10. Continue roughing the tulle, until it is about 3″ long. Remember to double knot at the beginning and end of sewing.
11. Using e-6000, glue the decorative trim on the tulle ears to cover the wire.
12. Sew the tulle veil onto top of the headband, in between the ears.
13. Glue a piece decorative trim at the top of the veil to give it a finished look. Also, if the ears feel a bit wobbly, you can add a little bit of e-6000 on the inside of headband where the wire is wrapped. Then, add a small piece of masking tape to hold it in place. Hold with your thumb for a minute, to lock in the glue, then let fully dry for a couple hours.
Try wearing a black bodysuit (here or here) or a cute fit and flare dress (here). Then, add a black pom pom as a tail. Follow the tutorial (here) to create a pom pom! Enjoy! And have a fun Halloween!!