Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY Nekomimi (Cat Ears) Headband

One of my headbands started falling apart. Boo! 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。
But I thought that it would be such a waste to throw it away so I completely dismantled it and decided to give it a new life by making it into... -drum roll- 

cat ears headband

Yes, yes! A nekomimi headband! 猫 (neko) meaning cat in Japanese and 耳 (mimi): ears. The end product is very cute and it's amazingly easy to make! (=^-ω-^=)

Here's what you'll need:
1. Old headband or a plain new one
2. 12 gauge round sterling silver wire or craft wire
3. Needle-nose pliers
4. Super glue
5. 22 gauge round sterling silver wire or craft wire
6. Your choice of decoration (beads, ribbon)

diy cat ears headband

1. Cut 2 pieces of 12 gauge wire for the ear frames. You’ll need about 5 inches each piece.
2. Bend both wires to look like an inverted V and lay it out along the headband.
    Tip: Mark the position where you want the ears to be.
3. Cut excess wire and loop the ends of both wires.
4. Secure the ear frames in position using the 22 gauge wire.
    Tip: Use the needle-nose pliers to coil it inside the loops. Make sure that you coil tightly or else the ears will just be sliding along the headband.
5. Decorate. You can use pearl beads, crafting gems, ribbons, anything you want. In my case, I wrapped the headband with ribbon.
6. Secure decorative articles with super glue.

cat ears headband

Thank you for reading and I hope that with this tutorial, you'll be able to give your old headband a new life or simply make a new kawaii accessory.

cat ears headband


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...