Crazy Hair Wig

My daughter loves to dress up. When she had her eye on a princess wig at the store, I knew I had to get handy and make my own. Yarn works much better than plastic hair and I think it looks a lot sweeter on this little child of mine.

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    If you knit, this is the perfect way to use up all those yarn scraps. First, Emma and I got strands of yarn together. We cut each of them double the length Emma wanted her hair to be.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Next, we twisted the two pipe cleaners together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    I wrapped the pipe cleaners around her head and twisted the other ends together so I would have the right size to fit her.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Next, we tied yarn all around the pipe cleaner crown, leaving just enough room for her face to show through.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    This step took a little while and I lost my helper half way through.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    She definitely returned when she saw this! It came out beautiful. You could do this with just one color, but I have a child who adores rainbows and a lot of color, so we made a colorful wig.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    She put on her new hair and let her imagination do the rest.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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