How to make a Twisted Alice in Wonderland hair accessory with playing cards

Are you looking for an easy Alice in Wonderland hair accessory that is cool enough for all ages to wear but quick enough to make while you're running out the door for that costume party, or even worse the night before book week parade and the local stores are sold out of every costume in your child's size and panic sets in..... Don't worry, I have your back!
TUTORIAL DETAILS
Basic Craft skills
Approx cost $5 
Approx time 10 mins

SUPPLIES TO MAKE A TWISTED ALICE HEADBAND
Pack of cards
Glitter foam
Headband or Hair comb
Craft glue
Scissors
clamp or clothes peg 

This Alice in Wonderland inspired headband has a little twist  on the traditional Alice plain hair bow headband. I needed to make these headbands in bulk and to be attention grabbing for dancers to perform in on stage. The dance was not a traditional Alice dance, it had some funk to it and lot's of sass. So this heart card bow was just what was needed.

HOW TO MAKE
Step 1

With your red glitter foam cut out a heart. I used a plastic template but you could draw your heart on some paper to get the right size and then use that as your template.

Step 2
Cut 2 playing cards in to a bow shape and fold upwards on each side on the centre of the bow. you can find the basic template for the card shape at the bottom of this post.

Step 3
Using your center of the bow as a guide, cut one rectangle the same width as card bow centre but a little longer for glueing


Step 4
Glue your 2 cards together to create a butterfly shape.
Now glue the back card in the centre of the heart.
Glue the red foam rectangle over the centre of the playing card bow.
Place a peg or clip over the center to keep together and dry.

I use fast drying strong craft glue, so this takes a few mins to dry. If you are not sure how long your glue will take to dry, keep checking it or use a hot glue gun.


Step 5
Choose your desired headpiece and glue your heart on to it.
I was going to use hair combs but remembered this did not match the dancers hairstyle and may not stay in so I used black headbands which looked fabulous.
You can use your clip again while the glue dries.
To complete the twisted Alice look and give the dance costumes some sparkle, I cut more hearts and glued to the front of the apron on the dress. Very cute and the kids loved it. This design would be wonderful of any costume party, school book parade or a Halloween event.

Happy Crafting

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