DIY Lace Cat Ears
I’ve gone back and forth with myself these past few weeks as I’ve tried determining this year’s Halloween costume. All I really need is a costume that makes an impression, while being friendly to my dear buddy, the wallet. PLUS - it would help if there were some aspects that I could take away and wear on an everyday basis. Alas! I opened up the shiny pages of Nylon and was immediately inspired! I decided to become a cat and create my own lace ears, as I’ve seen on several blogs and magazines recently. The ones in the magazine didn’t quite fit my budget, so I kept it real DIY on those cat ears! Let’s go!
What you need: A plain wire headband (you can find one at any hair supply store), thin wire, wire cutters, lace of your choice, a hot glue gun, and scissors.
- To get started, measure out 5 inches of wire and carefully cut it into 2 pieces. So each piece of wire should measure out to 2.5 inches.
- Then shape your ears. You can either make them round if you prefer the “mouse” look, however I think cat ears are much more purrrfect.
- Cut out 2 sheets of 4 x 4 inched squares. Then carefully dab hot glue around the ears…to avoid glopping the glue, I would spread it out thinly so you can’t see it through the lace. Once you’ve covered both sides of the wire ears, gently glue the loose lace to the very bottom of your ears. I find the best way to do this is to roll the bottom lace inward so that you don’t have and messy fringe peeking out. Then, you can wear your lace cat ears year round… even if it’s not for a Halloween costume! -brittany