I had the chance to see Maleficent last night. I was already a fan. Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain, after all. Now? I’m even more of a fan. So much so that I wanted to make sure I had this easy Maleficent headband tutorial up in time for you to make your own before you head out to the movies!
You can easily knock this out in less than an hour. There’s even a chance that you already have the supplies on hand. You’ll need:
- a black headband-the thicker the better
- thick, bendable wire (I used black floral wire)
- black electrical tape
- crepe paper
Start by cutting off a piece of wire the length you want your horns to be. You can shape the wire before you cut to make sure they are long enough. I used pieces that were about six inches, but you can create your horns in any size.
Try to give the wire a bit of the shape you’ll be creating. It’s something of a stretched out “S” shape. You’ll be able to continue to bend and shape as you work if things need a little tweak.
Take the wire and wrap it in the crepe paper. Start with a thin point and work the crepe paper into thicker and thicker layers as you go down to the base of the horn. When you’re finished, the crepe paper wrapped wire should look something like this. Go ahead and do both horns before you move on to the next step. That’s the easiest way to ensure they’re the same basic size. Now just wrap the entire horn in black electrical tape. Electrical tape is really stretchy, so pull it tight as you wrap it. It should go on easily around the larger parts of the horn, but at the top where the horn is thin it can get a bit tricky. Just cut the tape in half and it should be easy to wrap around the smaller sections. You can layer over any areas with additional tape until you’re happy with the results.
Finish off the bottom of the horn so that you have a flat surface to glue.Use hot glue to attach the horns to the headband. It will take a lot of glue and you’ll want to go up around the base to make sure they’re securely attached.
Just cover that ugly glue with more electrical tape for a finished appearance. Bend and shape your horns and use more electrical tape to fix any rough spots. Your DIY Maleficent Headband is now ready to wear! (And I totally glued my horns on backwards. Check out my Maleficent Pumpkin to see the right way to do this!)
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