So this week I FINALLY got round to watching Maleficent, about time, am I right?
Well it’s fairly safe to say I loved it; when it came out I thought it looked a bit dark, which is was a little in places, but I was pleasantly surprised by how family friendly it actually was 🙂
So with Halloween coming up, inspiration hit as I went to chuck an old kitchen roll tube in the recycling, and in literally a matter of minutes I had my first horn, so set about making these:
This was honestly the quickest and easiest DIY project I have ever done: all the supplies are things you’ve probably got lying around the house, and I don’t think I spent more than 15/20 minutes, with results I’m pretty happy with!
So here’s how you can make your own:
First you’ll need your supplies: two kitchen roll tubes, a pair of scissors, black tape, an old/unused headband and your preferred method of sticking (I used a hot glue gun, but you could just use more tape, superglue of a bit of fairy magic)
Take your cardboard tubes, and cut a straight slit just over half way down:
Use this slit to fold the top half into an almost cone:
And secure with tape:
With the cone secured, start covering the tube completely with tape. Don’t worry about overlapping or the odd wrinkle, it all adds to the character!
To make the tips of the horns, cut a length of tape and stick it so it overlaps the top of the cone, and wrap it around itself to make a point:
You can then build on this base with more tape to make a firmer point, and bend it into the curve:
And you’ve got yourself a horn!
Now to shape it to your head better, take your scissors and cut the bottom corner:
With that, all you need to do is set about attaching your horns to a headband. The only one I could find lying about the house was one from a previous costume, hence the weird attachments, but that actually worked to my advantage as it meant I had something to glue to:
So they’re not exactly fresh out of the Disney costume department, but for only a few minutes work they make a great DIY costume accessory 🙂