So today is #bluemonday (I've personally never heard of this, do they make these days up?) so what better way to cheer yourself up than planning a little DIY for the weekend ahead. I've been admiring these cat ear headbands for a while but never had the guts to go out and buy one thinking I would never wear it. After pinning some rather cute images of them on Pinterest, it got me thinking how easy they are to make myself and with a few clicks on eBay I had purchased all the bits and bobs I needed for less than £5. I was quite proud of the outcome and heres how I did it...
All you need is
Plain silver headband
20g silver wire
Flat nosed pliers and Wire cutters
Begin by using your pliers to wrap the wire around the headband 3 times approximately half way up the headband. This will give you the beginning of your ear.
Next, manipulate the wire into a cat ear however big or small you want it. Now you have your shape you can thread the beads on, covering the whole ear. Finish the ear by wrapping the wire around the headband once.
Now its totally up to you you can finish the ear here by cutting the wire. But I wanted to jazz mine up a little so added some different coloured beads going across the head. To do this thread one or two beads onto the wire according to your pattern and secure it in place by wrapping the wire around the headband. Continue doing this until you reach the point where you want to begin your next ear.
Repeat step two to form the second ear. To finish the ear off and secure all the beads in place wrap the wire around the headband three times. Cut the end of the wire and use your pliers to make sure there are no ends pointing out. That would hurt!
You're finished! How easy was that?
I hope you enjoyed this little DIY, remember to send me pictures if you make your very own cat ear headband I'd love to see!
P.s. please excuse my very chipped nail varnish in these pictures, sometimes theres not enough hours in the day!