This Troll hair DIY is perfect for giving the look (and height) of that amazing troll hair. This easy to follow tutorial will show you how to make this costume piece step by step. With a few materials this troll hair will help you (or your little one) stand out in a crowd.
2 yards nylon netting in the color desired
3 (25 yard) spools of 6 inch tulle in the color desired
Stretch crochet headband ( like this one)
Flower die cut (I used Sizzix Camellia)*
4 inches of fold over elastic*
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
*optional items for the headband
Big Troll Hair DIY Video Tutorial, written below:
Big Troll Hair DIY Tutorial
Gather you materials. Start with cutting the stiff netting.
Cut netting into strips that are 10 inches wide and 36 inches long.
Begin to tie on the netting to the top ( first row) of the headband.
To do this fold the strip in half.
On the side that is folded, push it around one of the gaps in the headband.
Take the loop that you pushed through and pull the ends through it, to make a knot.
Cinch it down as best you can.
Continue to add all the netting to the headband untill all the strips have been used.
Using a clear rubber band, tie the tops together to give the wig it’s shape.
Now it’s time add the tulle… lots of tulle. Cut the strips into 50 inch lengths.
Begin to add tulle, just like the netting, Begin a few rowws beneath the netting and try to stagger them in between the netting to make the troll hair more even.
Here’s a better look at how I am staggering the strips. Continue to add tulle. Staggering gowing down a a row to make the troll hair full and lushous looking.
Since this troll hair is inspired by Princess Poppy I have a few short strips around the face. Use a second clear rubber band the gather the tulle at the top and you’re finished with the Troll Hair DIY. But if you want to make a headband to go with it… here’s how:
Cut a strip of felt that is 1.5 inches wide and 15 inches long. use the scraps to cut the long thin leaves by hand. (They’re basic you can just eyeball it).
Cut out flowers out of blue felt.
Fold in the corners of the green headband and sew it to 4 inches of fold over elastic ( you can hot glue it but sewing is much more sturdy)
Hot glue the blue flowers and leaved into place.
Tip: When putting on the troll hair with the head band, put the head band on around your neck first, then put on the wig, then pull the headband up. Now go sing a happy song. 🙂
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