DIY unicorn horn headband with bangs
When I was a kid I kept a collection of glittery things. It was just a box filled with any glittery item I found – stickers, pencils, random pieces of plastic, anything could fit as long as it had that wonderful sparkly gleam. I hit my 30’s, and surprise! nothing changed. I still admire glitter, and now I own a collection of craft glitter tubes that only self-supported adults can afford.
My glitter served me faithfully with this craft. I also bought a bunch of colorful hair extensions to add an extra touch to this unicorn headband, and this was the result: a DIY unicorn horn headband with bangs.
Follow this step by step guide to make your own!
You will need:
• plain headbands
• molding clay (I used Das)
• sharp knife
• fake flowers
• Mod Podge (or white glue)
• colorful hair extensions
• fishing thread (or another solid color thread)
• hot glue gun
Hold the two pieces together with the pointy edges facing the same direction, and twist them together to create a spiral shape. My Das became a bit dry and the pieces didn’t stick to each other, so I brushed them with a little bit of water and it did the trick.
Cut the bottom of the horn as straight as possible.
Coat the horn with glitter.
Brush some Mod Podge \ white glue on the horn, small section at a time, and gently tap in some glitter. Keep going until the horn is covered. Once it’s dry, tap the horn to let any loose glitter fall off. If there are bold areas, cover them with more glitter.
When you are done and the glue is dry, coat the horn with mod podge \ white glue to seal the glitter.
start covering the headband with the ribbon. Drizzle some white glue on the headband, one part at a time, and wrap the ribbon around it.
if your headband is dark, avoid light colored or very thin ribbon, as it might become see-through.
Hot-glue the horn to the center of the headband.
Now comes the moment to choose whether you want to add bangs to your horn or not. If you do, skip to step 9. If you don’t, it’s flowers time!
I bought so many flowers… Still have a big bunch of them left.
Hot-glue the flowers to your headband.
For bangs, I used these long hair extensions that I bought for less than a dollar each. Make sure sure the hair is nice and straight before using it. Comb a little if needed.
Tie each hair strand with fishing thread. The knot should be at the spot where the strand will be attached to the headband. The reason for the knot is to make the hair come out from one point, like bangs usually do.
Hot glue each bundle of hair to the bottom of the headband. Use glue to seal the strands and prevent them from sliding out of the bundle. Some hairs will slide out, but that’s fine, you can glue them again and add more hair to thinner areas.
When you are done, trim the back edges of your bangs, and then glue a ribbon along the hair line.
I put some more hot glue on the top of the bangs as well, just in case. It looks messy, but we will conceal it with flowers.
It is also a good time to trim the bangs into the length and shape you want it. Check that the hair is evenly spread along both sides of the horn. I verified it with the help of my lovely assistant.
And that’s all!
Here is my collection of unicorn headpieces. I shall now be magical and fair!