DIY Monster Horns- Great For Costumes

06/06/2015 12:00 pm · 0 comments

by Tami

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DIY Monster Horns- Great For Costumes

My first grader has his music program for school tonight.  The theme was Where the Wild Things Grow after the book for kids. The music teacher asked that the kids dress as wild things.  My son wasn’t a huge fan of the idea of dressing up, so we wanted to go simple.  These horns were thrown together really quick and turned out pretty cute in my opinion! Although, I am kind of partial to the model.

You will need

Felt in color of choice

Piece of boa or feathers to look like fur

needle and thread

hot glue gun

Begin by drawing your horn on some thick paper to create a stencil. Be sure to make it slightly larger then you want the horn to be as you will need to leave room to sew it.

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Then trace it onto your felt.  I folded my felt over so that I could cut two horns at once. You will need 4 pieces of felt horns total.

Once you have it cut out, sew around the edge as close to the edge of the fabric as possible.  I did this with my sewing machine but that isn’t necessary. Needle and thread are just fine. Leave a bit open at the end so you can turn the horn right side out. You don’t have to close the ends, they will be covered by fur.

Now that you have those sewn, heat up your glue gun and cut a piece of your boa big enough to wrap around the bottom of your horn.  Hot glue that into place.

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I love the material I used was fuzzy instead of being feathers.  It was perfect for some monster hair around the horns.

Now that you have those ready, it is time to decide what to attach them too.  Originally I thought we would safety pin them to a baseball cap, but he didn’t like that after all.  I had a fabric headband and decided to sew them onto it.  I looped around the headband so that I wouldn’t ruin it. This way it was attached, but could easily be removed after the night was over. Be sure to measure on your child’s head to get a good idea where to attach the horns.

Once they are sewn on you are done! Now you are on your way to a great, homemade monster costume perfect for scaring the other kids! 😉

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