My sister in law Megan made one of these for her daughter and it was too darling of an idea not to recreate for my own little Tangled fan. I’ve made a couple more since the first one I made- they make great birthday presents- so there are a few tips I’ll share and shortcuts that should let you make your own in one hour or less.
-Yellow Yarn (I used an entire big roll from Wal Mart that cost around $3.50)
-Something to wrap the yarn around, like a long cushion, or 2 chairs.
-2 Rubber Bands
-Hot Glue Gun
1. Begin wrapping the yarn around an object that is about the same length as the hair you’d like. I used an ottoman cushion and just wrapped around and around til the yarn was all completely wrapped. You can use 2 chairs spread apart and wrap around the backs of the chairs, or use your island in your kitchen etc.
2. Once all you yarn is wrapped, cut it twice, on opposite sides of the object you chose to use. In my case, I cut the yarn on each end of the cushion.
3. Lay the yarn in one long pile and secure one side with a rubber band and trim the ends.
*NOT PICTURED: Tie a purple ribbon to the rubber band so you can include this in the braiding process.
*NOT PICTURED: Take a small chunk of the yarn and braid it, making the thin braid that will go around the head. Only braid as long as you need to wrap around your daughter’s head, then leave the rest of the yarn unbraided and include it back with the chunk of unbraided yarn. (see picture 4 to get a better idea of what I am talking about.)
Now, braid the remaining big chunk of yarn and secure it with another rubber band. It helps if you have 2 people doing this, otherwise your yarn will get really “tangled.” (No pun intended) You can do it with one person, it is just a longer process.
Trim the edges.
4. Embellish it with purple bows and silk flowers with rhinestone centers.