Fall is here! It’s my favorite season of the year. The leaves are pretty, the weather is just right, it’s cozy, and most of all, Halloween and Christmas are just right around the corner! I’m excited for Halloween as I love dressing up. This year I’m thinking of going as a Gothic Lolita cat so I’ve been experimenting on how to make my own DIY cat ears that aren’t too flimsy. Check out how I made them!
- Darice Black Craft Fur.
- Air Dry Clay.
- Acrylic Paint (I used orange and brown).
- Darice Glitter (I used copper).
- Mod Podge.
- Darice Hot Glue Gun and Glue.
Step 1. Start with rolling a big chunk of clay half the size of your palm into a ball, and then shaping it into a triangle. Use both your thumbs to make an indent in the center like in the photo.
Step 3. Use the curve between your thumb and pointing finger to continue shaping the ear. Push the bottom as well to create a curve so it sits nicely on top of your headband. If you find it’s cracking while you are working on it, hydrate the clay by spritzing a bit of water on it, or by wetting your hands.
Step 4. Continue shaping it until you are happy with the general form. Make a somewhat sharp tip and push the edges to create a nice inward curve. When you are happy with the form, leave to dry (it will take about a day or two). Don’t forget to drill holes on the sides and bottom corners of you DIY cat ears for your elastic!
Step 6. Time to glitter coat it! Use mod podge to coat the outside of your DIY cat ears with glitter. I used one layer on mine since I had a similar colored base coat. Use a final coat of sparkle finish mod podge to seal your glitter in.
Step 8. Thread your elastic carefully in the holes of your DIY cat ears. Make sure not to tug too fast or it will break your piece. Tie both ends together and secure the ends with hot glue or you can cover it up with a ribbon. And you’re done!
And this is how my DIY cat ears look on me! I think I’ll be adding some more bells but I love the basic cat look! If you haven’t quite decided on your Halloween costume yet and love the ease of a headband or fascinator check out these fun Halloween accessories for inspiration.
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.