The countdown is on to James’ Star Wars birthday party! I was walking through Joann’s Fabric getting supplies for some of the other things I’m putting together for the party when I came across Jumbo Chenille Stem. I thought it looked like hair, and then an idea was born. I was thinking I would make a Leia Bun headband just for myself, but this turned out so easy that I might end up making a bunch for the party.
I used the top of a can to trace circles onto craft foam, then I cut them out.
I hot glued the end of the chenille stem to the center of the craft foam, then I wound it in a spiral around itself, gluing it down as I went. When I was done, I cut off the excess chenille.
Then I did it again to make another “bun.”
I glued one of the buns down onto the headband…luckily I realized right before I glued it that I shouldn’t glue it to the end of the headband or it wouldn’t be wearable (the ends of the headband still have to slide behind the ears). I repeated on the other side with the other bun.
I cut out some small squares of felt…
…and then glued it them down on the inside of the bun to make everything extra secure.
I think they look a lot like hair. Ok fine, they look enough like hair.
Annabel was my model and immediately declared that she wanted a headband, too. Rey is cool and all, but General Organa is the OG.
I am still not used to that toothless smile!
After James saw Annie wearing the headband, he wanted in on it, too.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!