Tuesday, September 11, 2012

[149] Crafts: Handmade Halloween Accessories

Halloween is creeping up! I'm looking forward to browsing through all the decorations popping up in stores all over town. AND throwing a Halloween party at some point. I shared this on another blog last year and figured it was time to share it again for any crafty readers out there. ;)

Do you dress up for Halloween? What will you dress up as this year?!
I'm planning on being Robin Hood. :)

Homemade Halloween costume hair clips: Pichu Ears

If you're on a budget around Halloween (whether you're saving up for Christmas time or you just flat out don't have the income to throw money at a full costume) making homemade costume pieces is a budget friendly way to celebrate without setting yourself back $50.

Want to know how to make your own Halloween accessory hair clips?

Materials Needed:

  • Printed image for reference (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Craft felt: 1 sheet in black and yellow is more than enough.
  • Needle
  • Yellow (or white) thread
  • Cotton balls
  • Hair clips (These no-slip grip clips are nice and sturdy.)

Start out by sketching the shape of Pichu's ears.
The black felt ears measures:
  • 2.5" from the top point to the bottom edge
  • 2" wide (point to point)
  • 2" from top point to side point
  • 1" from side point to bottom edge
The yellow felt ears measures:
  • 1.5" from the top points to the bottom edge
  • 1¾" wide (point to point)
  • 1¼" from top point to side point
  • ¾" from side point to bottom edge

Begin assembling your ears. Layer, yellow-black-yellow, and sew them together, leaving the bottom edge open for cotton stuffing. You should be able to fit 1 jumbo cotton ball in each ear. The extra piece of yellow felt will be used to close up the bottom while also providing a flat surface for the hair clip to be sewn to.

When choosing a pair of hair clips to sew your ears to, try to match your hair color as close as possible. And you're done! You can use this tutorial to make a variety of different creature ears.

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