The day came when my daughter asked me to make her “something” for Halloween. Thank goodness she didn’t ask for a whole costume but a pair of fox ears! I can handle this ;) Sweet and simple. My first attempt is on Instagram… like I said, it was the first attempt! This time I decided to go a different route and bought small french barrettes, two sheets of 100% wool thick felt and white leather.
These clippies were relatively easy to make, and a tutorial can translate to many other kinds of ears, such as raccoon, squirrel and cat ears. These are next on my list to craft by my daughter’s request ;)
DIY Fox Clippies Tutorial – kraft&mint
D I Y F O X E A R S C L I P P I E S T U T O R I A L
- Cut four triangular shapes from black felt and orange felt. The bottom of the black triangular shape should match the width of the french barrette. The orange triangle should be slightly smaller.
- Apply liquid stitch to the top of the french barrette and stick it to the very bottom of the black felt triangle. Let it dry for at least one hour. Make sure to account for the direction of how the barrette clips. I clipped both barrettes on my hair, then unclipped them and placed them on my crafting table. This way you will ensure the ears clip properly and not “hang” from the hair.
- Proceed to cut a smaller triangular white leather shape that fits inside the orange felt triangle. Note that you can use other materials than leather, such as white felt. I used white leather because I had left over scraps from a previous leather craft ;) Use liquid stitch to glue the white triangle on top of the orange triangle and let dry for one hour.
- Once the black triangle felt is firmly stuck to the barrette, proceed to glue orange+white glued triangles on top of the black ear shape.
The key to making the ears stick up is to use very thick felt for the black part of the ears. The black felt is the “base” for the ears, and if you use a thinner felt, the ears will not stick up. You can use thinner orange felt and white felt or white fur as well.
Thank you for visiting kraft&mint and please take a moment to leave me a note or follow my blog by clicking on the “follow kraft&mint” button on the right column.
Have you made a Halloween costume? I’d love to see what you have created it before.