Monday, May 16, 2011

Rapunzel Hair

So I'm going to deviate from my usually home decor creations and show you guys the fun Rapunzel hair I made for my daughter and niece.

It was my niece's birthday a bit ago and I wanted to get her the movie Tangled.  (Have you seen it?  Adorable!)  My niece is the same age as my daughter, who is Tangled obsessed, so I figured it was sure to be a hit.  I planned on getting her a Rapunzel wig to go with her movie, but they were sold out at Toys R Us.  I got online to order it, read a bunch of  reviews, and they all basically said "The wig will fall apart and become a giant mess.  Don't buy it.  If you want Rapunzel hair, get the braid."

Disney Store Tangled Rapunzel Hair Piece Rapunzel Braid Rapunzel Wig - Disney Tangled Rapunzel Hair Piece
Here is the Tangled braid.  This one is $75 from Amazon.  Ummm.... I don't think so.

So I made a few of my own!

(And that's my little princess modeling it for you.)

So, if your little princess is in need of her own Rapunzel hair, here is how I made mine.

Get a bunch of yellow yarn.  You want to stretch a bunch of pieces out.  Mine was about 10 feet long and about 20 yarns thick.  You then find the middle, tie a piece of yarn around it, and fold the whole thing in half.  (image A)

I tied mine to a chair to make it easier to work with, but an extra hand would work too. (image B)

Divide the yarn into three sections and start braiding.  Be careful that your yarn doesn't get tangled!  (hehe)
(image C)

Once you get to the end, tie another piece of yarn around the bottom and give it a haircut so everything is even. (image D)

I hot glued my braid to an alligator chip.  I then hot glued a flower to the top to hide the clip and glued a  few flowers down the braid. (image E)

I finished the end of with a pink bow. (image F)

And that's it!  A fun little Rapunzel hair piece.

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The Allen Family said...

What a great idea! And way cheaper. :) Your girl is darling!!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

I've been looking for a great way to make one of these. Off to get some yarn so my girlies will stop wearing blankets on their heads!!

Just me said...

Great idea! My granddaughters would love that!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

That's so're making me wish I had a girl! :)

Kim @ Twigs and Twirls said...

This is a great idea. My daughter is Tangled obsessed too. She has two tangled dolls and the hair is a nightmare so I could just imagine the wig. Need to get myself some yellow yarn and give this a try.

Krista said...

SUPER cute! LOVED Tangled!!

Adelina Priddis said...

Love it!! You always have the best ideas!

Amanda Sansone said...

Love this! I had already bought yarn to do this, and looked up samples and found your site. Your daughter is a doll! I just showed her to my 2.5 year old daughter and asked her if she wants a Rapunzel braid like that and she said, YEAH! :) Thanks for the pictures to help me along!

Christy said...

Thank you SO much! I just used this for my daughter's 4th birthday and we made almost 20 of them! I shortened them to 8 feet strands since we had some smaller girls and then we made a ton of flower barrettes that the girls "picked" outside and put in their hair. I'm sure I could have figured this out on my own but it was such a relief to find specific instructions so I didn't have to THINK anymore...big parties are exhausting! Thanks!!

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