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Thursday, December 3, 2009

How to make a Max from the Grinch antler headband from recycled sweaters

Well in my belly dance class my fabulous and creative teacher, Leela, likes to mix things up. Our current choreography is to a Christmas song and we wear antlers in class, it's a blast! Who is my favorite "reindeer"? It's Max from the Grinch!

So what's a Christmas antler wearing belly dancer crafter to do? Why whip up a Max antler!


This is the sketch I did to try to figure out size and shape. Not fancy but workable.
Then I cut a strip of felted off white wool sweater about 12 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide.
Then I folded a length of floral wire in half and twisted it around itself to make a bit of an armature.
Then I just rolled the sweater around the wire and hot glued it in place.
I curved the base of the antler into the curve using my sketch and repeated the process for the two little branches coming off the main stick. Those pieces were about 2 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches long.

All that was left to do was cover an old head band with another recycled sweater bit and glue the antler onto the headband. I did dress it up by adding a bow (plaid of course) and a tiny ornament.

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4 comments:

Cyndi L said...

Too funny! I heard a story the other day about some friends who made one of those antlers for their dog...who looks surprisingly like Max ;-)

Jean Bowler said...

Cool! But isn't it difficult to belly dance with that on your head? lol.

Tammy said...

Hilarious! What an imagination you have!

Sherri said...

What a fun idea and a great holiday classic! :-) Thanks for sharing.

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