Whether you want to make an edgy fashion statement or you are going as a bunny for Halloween, you can make your bunny ears out of your own hair. Covering a pair of bunny ears with human hair makes it appear as though you grew a pair of real bunny ears. The easiest way to give yourself a pair of human hair bunny ears is to make a bunny ear "form" to wear on your head.
Trace the shape of a bunny ear on a piece of paper with a pencil. Make the ear between 5 and 7 inches long, depending on how long your own hair is. The width should be about 3 to 3 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. Cut out the shape of the ear to use as your stencil.
Place four pieces of felt on top of each other, with the edges aligned, and pin them together near the centre with straight pins. Lay the bunny ear stencil on top and trace around the edges with sewing chalk. Cut the line that you traced so that you now have four identical bunny ear--shaped pieces of felt.
Line the edges of two of the pieces of felt, pin them together so that they don't shift as you work and sew them together about 1/4 inch from the edges. Do not sew the bottom of the ear yet. Remove the straight pins and sew the other two pieces of felt together.
Bend a wire coat hanger to the shape of your bunny ears and slip them into the bottoms of the sewn ears so that they stay up straight and retain their shape. Cut the excess coat hanger wire with bolt cutters.
Stuff the ears with pillow stuffing. Sew the bottoms of the bunny ears together and attach them to the top of a plain, fabric-covered headband with hot glue. Hold the ears in place for one minute to let the glue bond and then wait 30 minutes to let it cool.
Place the bunny ear headband on your head and gather your hair into two high ponytails, each one directly in front of each bunny ear. Secure the ponytails with hair bands. Bring the hair of each ponytail over the bunny ear so that the felt bunny ears are covered by your hair. Pin the hair on the other sides of the ears with hair clips and use gel and hairspray to keep your hair in place.
Things you need
- Straight pins
- Sewing chalk
- Sewing needle
- Wire coat hanger
- Bolt cutters
- Pillow stuffing
- Hot glue gun
- Hair bands
- Hair clips