deer headband


Step by step tutorial on how to make a headband with deer-sort of horns.

What you need is:

  • A random headband
  •  Wire (I used copper wire)
  • Aluminium foil (The one that’s used for cooking)
  • Modelling material/modeling paste/air hardening clay (any 1 of these)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Any type of varnish (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fake flowers/leaves/ anything else that might look pretty

1. Take any type of headband. Cut yourself 2 even pieces of wire. While deciding how big you want your horns to be, add a couple of inches more, because you need to wrap it around the headband. Cut out some smaller pieces of wire to make the embranchments (lenght and number of them is for you to decide). Wrap the two big pieces around the headband, and the smaller pieces - around the big ones, making a shape of branchy deer horns. Make it as symmetrical as possible.

2. Now take some aluminium foil and softly wrap it around the wires. This is the part where you can pretty much decide the thickness of your horns.

3. Take some type of modelling material and spread it all over the horns, making them smooth. Add some more to create a more realistic shape. (Don’t put too much modelling material on your horns, because it will make them heavy and your headband won’t stay). Leave it to dry out properly.

4.  Take some acrylic paint and paint your horns any color(-s) you like. It is recommended to varnish the horns after the paint is dry.

5. Yeaaah, the hardest part is done.( You can skip to the part 6 now, if you are pleased with the color of your headband. ) Paint the headband using acrylic paint, when it dries glue a ribbon on the places, where headband might be visible, using glue gun. Wrap the ends (pic.8) with the same ribbon using glue.

6. Add flowers, leaves and any other things you like using hot glue gun.

AAaand done!