Animal Headband DIY

Darling Animal Headband DIYI have myself a pretty little growing collection of animal ears headbands. Some of them are purely for dress up and a couple are for everyday wear. If you feel a little unsure about walking around sporting kitty ears on the daily, we’ll call this a DIY for dress up. If you are like me and don’t mind a couple extra glances, then you can add this to your “daily wear” pile.

Animal Headband DIYSupplies: leather (I bought a scrap bag at my local craft store for cheap!), basic metal headbands, leather glue, studs, wire, scissors. Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut your leather into strips. Step 2: Begin wrapping your leather around the headband. Spread glue inside as you go. Step 3: You will most likely be using a few different strips for wrapping, so as you continue wrapping try putting your seams where your ears will end up covering. Step 4: Wrap wire in the shape of the animal ears you prefer. Cut leather in the same shape, but larger than the wire. Add studs before gluing, if desired. Step 5: Wrap the ears around the wire and glue in back. For triangles (cat ears) you will need to make a couple of cuts to get the leather to wrap smoothly around the bottom. Step 6: Hold in place with a hair clamp until dry (optional) and repeat on the other side. Be sure to cut triangles to glue to the back of the ears to make them look nice and neat!

Animal Ears Headband DIYIf you are wanting to try the wrapped ears method, the steps are very similar. Steps 1-2: Wrap the fabric around the headband, adding studs as you go. Steps 3-4: Wrap your wire around the headband in your animal shape. Start your leather strip on the back of the headband and wrap around the ears (using glue as you go). Make sure all wire is covered.

Adorable animal headband DIY! Love this animal headband DIY!This was a fun little project I ended up finishing at the park. Whether this is an everyday look for you or a special dress-up craft, I hope you enjoy! xo. Katie

Credits // Author and Photography Katie Shelton

  • So good! Going to tweak the colors for a Pioneer Day Theme. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • love the cat ears with the studs!


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  • Love the cat ears! My fave for sure!

    Lulu xx

  • Definitely going to make some for Halloween! I’m thinking orange foxy ones 🙂

  • This is so cute! This little project is perfect for doing a little dress-up without pulling out an entire costume. I may try this for handing out candy this year.

  • Absolutely love this idea. I’m one of those people who’d put effort in wearing this as an every day accessory. Thanks for this DIY, especially since there’s one on cat ears, i love cats 😀 x

  • Aww they will be perfect for Halloween, good thing I read this just in time 🙂

  • So cute! Definetly going to make them for this halloween, fun thing to wear on the days leading up the event! Specially love the cat ears xoxo

    Emily ⎜

  • Super cute! But I’m definitely too shy to wear something like that daily. I can’t even imagine what my colleagues would say if I showed up at the office with cat ears… Maybe I have to give it a try 🙂

  • Perfect! Max wants to be Huckle Cat from Busytown for Halloween. I’ll have to make him a headband!!!

  • That’s awesome! I just made animal ears a couple days ago or I’d be all over this! Check out the post if you’re interested in making furry, no-sew animal ears:

  • Love the mouse ears!

  • The bear ears are my favorite. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making some of these, and maybe working up the courage to sport them around someplace. 🙂

  • wow, this is so amazing! i was just looking at headbands like these today 🙂 they’re incredibly cute!


  • I need to make monkey ears for my 16 month old daughter and this is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • I love this! Looks like a grown-up version of playing dree up!

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  • This is such a cute idea! I adore this headbands, and I have to say it again, they are sooo cute 😉
    I hope I will find some headbands in a store, because I also want to make a headband with flowers, like you have already shared on your blog. I got the flowers, but I did not get a headband!
    xo Rosa

  • They are so cute !! Love them

    XX Luba

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  • Oh Wow! You guys are like geniuses! I never would have thought of this myself…

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