Halloween is that time of year when half the population gets super excited to go all out and create a full costume. And the rest of us hope to avoid invitation to costume parties. Bev from Flamingo Toes has the ideal solution for you. Her bat headband tutorial is adorable and perfect for the minimalist. It's like you made an effort to dress up but not so much of an effort that you're covered head to toe in chicken feathers. Or whatever.
Don't forget to check out the other Handmade Costume tutorials in the series!
Hello Train to Crazy Readers!! I am so excited to be here today as part of Andrea's awesome Costume Series!!
My name is Bev and I blog at Flamingo Toes. My kids are teenagers now – so I don't get to do full up costumes for them. I had a hard time coming up with something to share today! I came up with the idea to do a cute, fun headband that can be worn to Halloween parties or work – when you want to show off just a little bit of Halloween Spirit!
I love how it came out!
So here's what you'll need to make your own Batty Headband!
- thin headband
- 18 gauge wire
- black glitter felt (the stiff kind)
- regular black felt
- black/silver fabric
- glue gun/glue
- Black Satin Ribbon
- Black Tulle and Silver Fringe ribbon
Begin by cutting small Bat shapes out of the stabilized Glitter Felt. You'll want 7 shapes – these are about 2" long.
Glue the other end down.
Glue the fabric flowers along the front of the headband, but not too low so it will still sit on your head.
(I promise the wires are still there – they're just hard to see in the photo.)
Thanks so much for having me Andrea!