DIY tutorial on how to make a Frozen Elsa wig out of yarn!
My sweet 6 year old has been saving her money for 4 months because she wanted to buy her own Elsa costume for Halloween. They finally went on sale and we were able to snag this gorgeous Elsa dress for under $14 on Amazon plus it was Prime eligible so we got it in 2 days! Just in case you are still looking for a costume here is the link to the Frozen Elsa Costume we got!
Once we had the dress my short brown haired daughter said, I sure wish I had a wig. Real wigs get tangled so easy and they are so pricey, so I thought I bet that I can find some white yarn and make one myself. I set out to figure out how to make a Frozen Elsa wig! Yarn happened to be on sale at my local store and it was perfect! It was a pure white with hints of sparkle in it….perfect for a Elsa wig! If you look close in this picture you can see the sparkle!
I gathered my tools that I thought I would need. I started with a skein of yarn (that is the extent of my yarn knowledge–it is called a skein!), a stretchy headband, and because I don’t knit, I used my 8 year old’s rainbow loom picker thing. Yeah, see even someone as un-crafty as me can pull this off! It only took one skein of yarn and I didn’t even use it all!
Although I used just a headband I suggest that you use a knit winter cap, so you can glue the hair strands in place along the backside. A white one would make this SO easy, but in my little town there were NO white caps to be found so I used a black one that we had. To complicate it even more the black hat was covered in sequence! ha! This wig I made certainly isn’t perfect and you can still see some black parts, but my 6 year old is THRILLED and that is all that really matters! 🙂 I got a soccer ball to use as a “mold” of my daughter’s head and to make it easier to make the Elsa wig. You can use a bowl if you can find one the right size.
To start you need to cut 6 strands of yarn at 80 inches each. Then you fold them in half. With your thumb and pointer finger pinch about an inch down to make a “loop”. Hook your “rainbow loom picker thing” into the loop…..
…..then pull it through the headband/hat.
For the next part you pull all of the long strings through the loop
Then pull tight to make a knot.
Eventually you will fold them over so the remainder of the headband isn’t visible.
Continue this all the way around half of the headband. At this point I used hot glue and glued the headband to a cap. I glued the strands all the way down from the front of the hat to the back base of the hat. I then swooped it to the side and braided it in one braid.
I ran out of hot glue sticks at this point and had to stop to go get the kids from school anyway. I had planned on making some swoopy bangs and covering up the black spots that you could still see in the back when I got some more hot glue sticks. When my 6 year old came home, tried it on, and looked in the mirror, she GASPED. She loved it just the way it was, I told her what I had planned to do and she said, that it was already perfect. Her big smile and big hug were the perfect way to finish off this project! 🙂
There is only one week left until Halloween….if you end up making this Frozen Elsa wig I want to see it! Post a picture to our Facebook Fan Page! Thanks for checking us out! Look to the right column for our awesome giveaways we have running right now!
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