For this year’s birthday, my daughter decided she wanted a Trolls party, so Trolls it is! So, off to Pinterest I went in search of DIY Trolls party ideas. I found many Trolls hair headband ideas made from tulle, but I wanted something that looked like real Troll hair. So, off to the craft store I went and I found the perfect materials to make a DIY Trolls hair headband that looks like the real thing:
Here’s how I made it:
DIY Trolls Hair Headband Instructions:
|Pink craft fur||1″ Elastic||5/8″ Green Ribbon|
|Glue Gun||Glue Sticks||Scissors|
- Cut a piece of pink craft fur fabric to 14″ wide x 12″ tall
2. Cut a piece of 1″ elastic to 20″ in length (or shorter or longer depending on circumference of the person’s head who will be wearing the headband).
3. Thread a sewing needle with thread and sew the two ends of the elastic together.
4. Center the fabric onto the elastic (make sure the troll hair is going up):
5. Wrap the edges of the fur fabric around the elastic.
6. Using a needle and thread, attach one end of the fabric fur to the elastic and tie off the thread once the fabric end is securely sewn to the elastic..
7. Using a needle and thread again, loosely sew the fur material to the elastic, across the elastic. Don’t pull the thread too tight as it will need to give some when the headband is stretched over the head. Tie off the thread once the other side is reached.
8. Again using a needle and thread, sew the remaining end of the fur fabric to the elastic and tie off the thread once securely sewn.
9. Flip the fabric over, the front should now look like this:
10. Cut a strip of green ribbon to 14″ (or the length of the fur across the elastic) and using a glue gun, glue the green ribbon across the bottom of the headband.
11. Remove the blue flowers from your faux flower stem (I used a faux hydrangea stem) and remove the center plastic that adheres the flower to the stem.
12. Use glue gun to adhere three flowers to the front of the green ribbon on the headband.
13. Next, place the headband on the head of a test subject (your child or spouse will do! 🙂 ). Using a rubber band or hair tie, create a “pony tail” with the troll hair at the top of the test subjects head, then fan out the troll hair above the rubber band. You can also use hot glue inside the ponytail section of the troll hair in order to help it keep shape. You can also use hairspray on the troll fur below the rubber band to keep it smoother (like Poppy’s hair). Here is my adorable test subject:
I’m making several of these for the guests at my daughter’s party. Each one takes a couple hours to make, max and they look very cute on. The craft fur can be a little pricey at $20 to $25 a yard, depending on where you purchase it (I bought mine at Joanne’s Fabrics and Crafts), but you can make several headbands from one yard. I also purchased blue craft fur to make some Branch Troll Hair headbands for the boys that will be at the party. I think it will be a cute touch and will make the party so fun! Here are a few more pics:
These would also make a great addition to a Trolls Halloween costume! Hope this gives you some inspiration if you are having a Trolls party!