Have you noticed how popular baby feather headdress is right now?! I’ve been seeing them in every kids boutiques and they’re so friggin’ cute! The only thing is that they’re a little pricey and I couldn’t justify the prices for them. For something that’s ‘just for fun’, I’d rather save the money and make my own. And since Halloween is coming right up, I thought we could get a little costum-y here and make a matching mother-daughter feather headdress. So here we are, my lil’ side kick sporting her mommy’s latest DIY!
This DIY feather headdress made from Scotch® Colors & Patterns Duct Tape is a twist from an original duct tape feather I spotted here. So neat! I love all the bold and neon colors Scotch offers! Each headdress took me about 30 mins to make. It’s not hard at all, it’s the detailing that takes time. But then again, if I can do it, anybody can!
Materials: Scotch® Colors & Patterns Duct Tape of your choice | Scissors (best to have a precision non-stick one) | Pencil | Felt | Elastic Band | Velcro | Feather Plumes | Embellishments – get the blings!
Step 1: Pull a strip of duct tape and fold it in half to create a non-sticky piece. The length of the strip should be about 5 inches when folded. Prep about 5 to 7 strips depending on the size of your headdress.
Step 2: Use your pencil and draw a shape of a feather. It doesn’t have to look perfect. In fact, after the first strip, I even skipped the drawing and eyeballed it with scissors. Make some smaller and some bigger for variety.
Step 3: To create the feather, cut tiny slits on each side to create fringes. I turned the feather towards me and cut it upward. Then cut out a few of the fringes on each side to create a more organic look.
Step 4: Cut out a piece of felt for the front of the headress. For the length, measure it from temple to temple (it’s about 8 inches for me and 4 inches for Hadley). For the thickness, I gave it 2 inches. Align the duct tape feathers and the real feathers together on the felt (tip: I got the white feathers so that it would make the color duct tape feathers pop!)
Step 5: Once you have the feathers aligned, cut out a piece of scotch tape (I used white) and stick it to the back side of the felt. Cut out any feather stems that are sticking out at the bottom.
Step 6: Measure and cut out a piece of elastic that would wrap around your head. Then use Scotch duct tape again to tape the elastic to the back side of the felt. Add velcro to the ends of the elastic to keep the head piece together.
Step 7: By now your headdress is almost ready and all you have left to do is add the BLING!
Step 8: Enjoy your duct tape feather headdress and have fun!!!
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Thank you for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed this DIY! xo Jeanne
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