I live in a house full of cat lovers. That’s why I’m always trying to come up with fun ways to make cat themed things and cute DIY projects that help my kids and I pay tribute to our favourite animal however we can! I also have young kids who adore playing dress up and are always looking for a way to accessorize their everyday outfits into something that looks more like a costume, even when they’re headed to school. That’s why the recent trend of adorable ear shaped hairbands that are a whole lot of fun and look like a whimsical animal or critter but that are still toned down enough to be worn to most schools (or even just the grocery store) are such awesome things. Being the crafty parent I am, however, I’m sure it didn’t surprised anyone around me to learn that I actually figured out a way to make our own DY cat ears headbands rather than just buying some from the store.
Since I know a lot cat lovers and a lot of little kids who will make just about anything an opportunity to dress up, I figured I’d might as well document the crafting process that went into making these adorable little ears so that other people can more easily give them a try as well! Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Felt (black and pink)
- A hairband
- Hot glue
- Sparkly silver foam paper
Gather your materials!
Cut a rectangle from your piece of pink felt that’s four inches wide and two inches tall. Once you’ve got that piece, use your scissors to round the top corners off so they curve softly rather than pointing at right angles. This will be the base of your cat ears. Set this aside until a little later.