DIY Feather Headband How To:
*I didn't take photos as I made the headbands so the photos below show the steps on an already completed headband (in step 2. the feather should not already be on the band)*
1. Materials: You will need: - thread + needle/sewing machine, 1" braided elastic, hot glue + glue gun, large feathers (I found my glitter and dipped feathers at Michael's)
2. Measure and cut a piece of elastic to approximately the circumference of your child's head. Sew the two ends together by overlapping them by about an inch. Use a zigzag stitch if possible. This will allow your stitching to stretch with the elastic.
3. Attach a feather to one side of the headband using hot glue. I attached mine at the part where the "hairs" started on the feather to allow for a little more surface area for the glue to stick. *Depending on the shape of the wearers head/neck, you may need to trim the pointed end of the feather off so that it doesn't press into their neck. It is recommended that you trim the sharp end off for small children for safety.
*I did this for my older son(seen in the photo above) and will be adjusting the one that my younger son is wearing in the photos as well.
The hobby horses were made by my mom for the party and were also a huge hit. I'll be back with more details on them soon!