Nature woodland animal headbands – simple nature craft activity diy!

These woodland animal headbands – made from twigs and pine cones – are a simple & fun nature craft for both kids and adults.

woodland animal headbands made with twigs and cones easy nature craft idea from the awesome childhood project blog

Last autumn we collected a lot of pine cones! I mean a lot! – and we did a lot of pine cone crafts! Eventually we needed some new ideas – and we ended up creating these cute woodland animal headbands. Because we all loved them so much, I thought I would share this super simple nature craft activity idea with you!

blogger ulla lake wearing an antlers woodland animal headband diy easy nature family craft idea from the awesome childhood project blog
Antlers headband from sticks – a simple nature craft activity for adults and kids
a boy wearing an antlers woodland animal headband made with twigs easy nature craft idea from the awesome childhood project blog
Enjoying a well deserved lolly after creating his epic stick antlers woodland animals headband!

How to make Woodland Animal Headbands

Simply follow our step by step tutorial to make this easy nature diy craft

materials for woodland animal headbands diy tutorial made with twigs and cones from the awesome childhood project blog

For this project you will need:

  • Plain sturdy alice bands
  • Twigs and pine cones (look for twigs that resemble antlers!)
  • Strong wire
  • wool or string
  • Glitter (optional)
  • PVA glue (optional)

Deer woodland animal headband with Pine Cones

paint cones with pva glue woodland animal headbands diy tutorial made with twigs and cones the awesome childhood project blog

If you would like glitter on your Deer headband apply PVA glue to your pine cones – drizzle with glitter – and leave to dry.

attach wire to the base of your pine cones diy tutorial woodland animal headbands from the awesome childhood project blog

Attach wire to your pine cones. Push the wire into the base of the cone and go half way around the base, pushing the wire all the way into the cone.

secure the wire around the cone woodland animal headbands diy tutorial twigs and cones the awesome childhood project blog

Bring the wire ends together one side of the pine cone and twist to secure, creating a wire ‘loop’ at the base of the cone. Cut off excess wire.

slide wire loops onto your alice band woodland animal headbands diy made with twigs and cones the awesome childhood project blog

Slide the pine cones onto your plain alice band, using the wire ‘loops’ you created earlier.

Cute deer nature animal headband made with pine cones the awesome childhood project blog

That’s it! Your Deer woodland animal headband from pine cones is ready to wear!

Blogger Ulla Lake wearing a woodland animal headband made with pine cones and roses easy nature craft diy The Awesome Childhood Project blog
Add roses to your woodland deer headband for extra prettiness..

How to make an Antlers headband from twigs

Firstly select a couple of good size twigs that resemble antlers! Twigs with a single wide base and narrower offshoots at the top are ideal. Cut your twigs to size, determining how long you antlers will be!

Secondly – if you would like a little sparkle – apply PVA glue to your sticks, sprinkle with glitter and leave to dry.

tie sticks on with wool antlers headbands made with twigs nature play the awesome childhood project blog

Now youre ready to assemble your antlers nature headband.

Fold a piece of wool/string in half creating a loop. Put the wool (loop end) around the alice band and twig. Thread the two loose ends of wool through the loop like above. Pull tightly to secure the twig to the alice band.

tie sticks on with wool antlers headbands made with twigs nature play the awesome childhood project blog

Continue tying the wool round and round the stick and alice band, until you get to the end. Fasten securely with a knot.

a boy wearing an antlers woodland animal headband made with twigs an easy nature family craft idea from the awesome childhood project

Your antlers nature headband is ready to wear! However remember to take care in doorways – we got caught out a few times with our new height!

How to make a pine cone unicorn headband

The cute pine cone unicorn headband is probably my favourite from this project! To craft is simply follow the instructions for the deer headband above. However – needless to say – only use one pine cone and position it in the middle!

Tip! If you have long hair, you can twist it around the base of the cone to hide the wire and alice band (as I did below). Alternatively you could use a ribbon for this purpose.

Ulla Lake wearing a unicorn headband made with pine cones an easy nature family craft idea from the awesome childhood project

I loved my unicorn headband so much, guess what I was for Halloween? You guessed it – a sparkly Woodland Unicorn!

Antlers woodland animal headband made with twigs and deer headband made with cones easy nature craft idea
The woodland antlers headband goes surprisingly well with a flat cap!

In summary, we had a great time as a family with this nature craft diy activity. Two years later the headbands still make an appearance at various family celebrations – and I’m sure they will continue to do so!

I hope you have fun with this idea – and if you do please send me a pic! Or tag #theawesomechildhoodproject on social media so I can find your project and share it!

Want more nature craft ideas? Why not create some pretty Nature Confetti Poppers with flower petals and toilet roll tubes?

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Nature woodland animal headbands – simple nature craft activity diy!