Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DIY Lace Bunny Ears for $5

I put together a quick tutorial on how to make lace bunny ears. If you are anything like me then you do not have a halloween costume yet and you don't want to spend a lot of money on something you will only wear once or twice. While I was cleaning out my closet the other day I found a long sleeve, v-neck maxi dress and decided that I would incorporate it into a costume. I saw these bunny ears online and thought it would go hand in hand! If you have most of the supplies at home this should cost you only $5 to make! Use whatever you have at home for the rest of the costume.

-Black Pipe Cleaners
-Black Lace Fabric
-Black Headband
-Hot Glue Gun
-Black Thread

Step 1: Take 2 pipe cleaners and twist together at one end.

Step 2: I cut a pipe cleaner in half and twisted each piece onto the ends to have some extra to twist around the headband. Make sure you don't add too much extra to the ears or they will be too heavy to stand up on their own.

Step 3: Take the ends of the pipe cleaner and put on either side of the headband. Make sure you have some extra at the end. Twist the pipe cleaners on either side of the headband.

Step 4: Untwist the bottom to remove from the headband. Leave the top. Thread the needle.

Step 5: Place a piece of the lace fabric down with the pipe cleaners laying on top. 

Step 6: Place another piece of fabric on top of the pipe cleaner.

Step 7: Start at the bottom and sew the fabric and the pipe cleaner together. Don't take too much time doing this but make sure it is secure for the most part. Secure the bottom area then tie off. Do the same thing around the pipe cleaner until secure. 

Step 8: Cut the excess fabric off around the pipe cleaner leaving a little extra on the ends.

Step 9: Do the same thing over again for the other ear. Place on the headband and twist the pipe cleaners to reattach and fold excess around the headband. (my ears were different sizes so I bent one to look like it is flopping...see photos below)

Step 10: optional...use the excess fabric to make a mini veil.
Measure the length from ear to ear and cut a piece of fabric like shown above.

Step 11: Use a hot glue gun to attach the veil to the top of the headband.
This is also a good time to secure the fabric anywhere that was not sewn. Just put some glue in between the fabric pieces and let dry.

Lastly, try on and cut the veil to the length desired!

 And you are done! 

Happy Halloween!!