I always loved playing with those pencils that had hair back in the day. You would have the hair all messed up and then spin it between your hands, and the hair would go together perfectly. I always wished I could do that with my own hair! ha/ha When the Trolls movie came out, it really made me smile….brought back a lot of memories.
I saw something like this on Pinterest, and thought it might be a great craft to put together. I changed it up a bit to save money and make it easier. Living in the mountains, we don’t have the big craft stores, so you learn to improvise with what you can find at the local dollar stores, etc. I figured I could change this one out and just use a loofah for my supplies. Saved a lot of money and worked perfectly.
I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
- Dollar Store Headband
- Dollar Store Loofah
- Faux Flowers/Greenery
- Glue Gun
- & Time!
Instructions for the Troll Headbands:
I started by finding the center of the loofah, where there was string around it to hold it together. Using some scissors, and being careful to not cut the material I needed, I snipped that part off.
When I got the string off, I was left with a lot of material….it was the perfect amount for each piece.
Using my ruler, I measured out the first of 18″ for the size I would need for each piece. Once I had the first one cut, I could just measure by holding it next to each other and trimming each piece, until I got to the end. You don’t have to be too exact on this, since you will be trimming it all at the end.
When I had all of the pieces cut, I started a type of latch-hook fold with the material. Folding each piece in half, I then ran it around and through itself over the headband. I had to make sure it was pretty tight, so I would pull on each piece a bit more and then snug them together.
I continued to latch the pieces around the top, until I had it completely covered. How many you do, is up to you. If you do want to go further down, you might have to use longer pieces of the mesh, so it will connect at the top with the others.
Using some craft ribbon, I just tied all of the pieces together at the top, making sure they were all snug and together.
When that was done, I used my craft scissors to trim all of the top pieces. You are welcome to leave them as they are for a bit more un-done look…it’s up to you.
When that was finished, I cut up some artificial floral pieces and the greens and hot glued that to the front for a little more decoration to the piece.
Now, you can let your kids wear them, while they enjoy the movie, or just to have fun!
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”” –Isaiah 40:8
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