My original plan was to dye her long hair with one of those spray cans that temporarily does the job. Then she cut her own hair (check that out here: Operating Without a License) and left me needing a back up plan.
So, I decided to make a yarn wig. Can't be hard right?
I gathered up some supplies:
- black yarn
- a frosting cap from my local beauty supply shop
- and a darning needle.
If you have never seen a frosting cap, they are simple plastic cap that has holes all over it. It came with a little visor and neck flap that I cut off. It also comes with ties to tie the cap under your chin. I have yet to decide if I am going to use these or not, so I have not cut them off.
The first step was to figure out how long the hair needed to be. Then double it. I was planning to go in one hole of the frosting cap and out another. Luckily for me, my kitchen island was just the perfect width. I taped one end down and wrapped the yarn, around and around, and around and around the island. Then I cut the yarn making it all one length.
Next, I threaded the yarn onto the darning needle. Put it in one hole of the cap and back out another. I felt like too much of the plastic cap showed through so I tied a simple knot and moved on. I used some old embroidery skills to make sure I was using a running stitch.
|Pull it through|
|tie a knot|
It was not a difficult process. I was even able to pack it all up and take it with us on a recent road trip.
Spookerrific Halloween Fun! And the best part, it only cost me less than $6.00 to make her wig.
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