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A beautiful fun headband that makes you feel like a forest goddess!
This is my take on the boho chic flower crowns that I’ve seen popping up at Coachella. The beautiful spring time weather inspired me to do something with a floral theme, and adding antlers seemed like a cute extra step to take considering I am “The Yearling”. This was also crazy easy to do, once I got past the clay molding but I think that’s just because I suck at anything to do with clay.

Posted by MagicalGirlMaya from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See MagicalGirlMaya's 206 projects »
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  • How to make an antler. Toadstool Antler Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    These are your ingredients. As you can see I have two brown clays, but I only used one. I think if I had mixed them I might have gotten a bit more complexity, but I didn’t want to mess with it.

  • How to make an antler. Toadstool Antler Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Oh my gosh, seriously fiddling with the clay is the hardest part of this craft. I’m a perfectionist, and it took me ages to feel like I had gotten them somewhat even, only to decide that I actually liked them being a little mismatched and going with it.

  • How to make an antler. Toadstool Antler Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    This part is totally optional, you can easily just buy a green headband but I couldn’t find one so I wrapped my white headband in green ribbon on all the parts I thought would show. This also adds a bit of comfort because it’s a thin metal headband and so it digs into my head less.

  • How to make an antler. Toadstool Antler Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then I just figured out what placement I wanted for the flowers. I had larger flowers around the antlers and smaller flowers radiating outwards from there. You don’t have to add the toadstools, but I just loved how pretty and vibrant they were.

  • How to make an antler. Toadstool Antler Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then you’re done! You can go frolic in the fields to your hearts content.

    This headband has been a hug hit with everyone that I’ve shown it to, and I love how it turned out. It’s so fun and vibrant and full of beautiful spring-timey goodness. Wearing it makes me feel like a forest nymph or one of the earth spirits from a Miyazaki film. I also enjoy putting it on the guys heads and making them wear it.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I love this idea! It looks very pretty! Happy

Though no idea where to find porcelain toadstools around here where I live.
MagicalGirlMaya
MagicalGirlMaya · Dallas, Texas, US · 216 projects
This is going to sound a bit crazy, but the craft store by my house has a "doll house" section where they sell a bunch of stuff in miniature and that's where I found the toadstools.
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh wow! That is pretty cool though! Happy
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LoraLCotton
LoraLCotton
Love this idea, but think I'll give it a go with felt antlers.
MagicalGirlMaya
MagicalGirlMaya · Dallas, Texas, US · 216 projects
Yeah the more I messed around with the clay the more I realized that there was probably a much simpler medium I could be using. Lol
LoraLCotton
LoraLCotton
LOL!! Isn't that always the way though. You think something is going to work just so, then you figure out it would have been so much simpler going another route!! Been there done that far far too many times. Didn't realize you were an "in state" gal. I'm in Richmond.
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