Total Crafting Time: 45 minutes
Tip: Choose a thin but sturdy headband as your base.
Y’all. I love all holiday/special occasion headbands. Nothing says I’m an adult and having as much fun as a five year-old like a festive headband. Every year, I wish I had a holiday headband, and every year I can never find them when I want one.
So this year I thought, I could make those. This is a pretty simple craft, but I’m completely happy with how they turned out. They’re packed in my suitcase and ready to travel with us to the Bama for Christmas.
> 2 Brown felt sheets
> Giant Pipe Cleaners
> thin metal headband (I got mine at Michaels)
> needle and white thread
> scissors (the hubs just got me these rad craft scissors for Christmas)
> jingle bells (also from Michaels)
1. Cut three prong antler shape out of brown felt. I recommend cutting out the first antler from both sheets of felt at once. Then use one of the first antler shapes as your pattern when you cut out the second antler shapes from the felt.
2. If you happen to get furry pipe cleaners like me, you’ll want to trim the excess fuzz before you cut and wrap the smaller pieces to match the antler shape.
Then you’ll cut pieces of the pipe cleaner in the same shape as the antler–one long piece and two smaller pieces that you’ll wrap around the longer piece.
3. Line up the two felt pieces for the first antler and sew up one side of the pieces.
4. Place the pipe cleaner inside the felt,
and then sew the second half of the antler around the pipe cleaner.
5. Repeat the sewing for the second antler.
6. Bend the bottom tips of the antlers around the headband.
7. Cut off a generous strand of thread (about 2 feet) and push the needle through all of the folded layers of the bottom of the antler.
Then thread a single bell on the thread and push it back through the felt.
Continue threading the needle through the felt until you have sewn on all three bells.
Tie off the thread in the back of the antler.
8. Repeat steps 2-7 for the second antler.