So in the midst of building mudroom lockers, and decorating my new home I have loved doing a few quick projects. We love Halloween in our house and I usually make the kids some sort of Halloween shirt or something for the month of October.
Kayla loves when we do fun and unique things with her hair. In honor of the month of pumpkins we created a pumpkin bun and used some orange hairspray to make it orange.
It is so adorable and everyone has commented on how festive it is. And believe it or not it is super easy do.
Supplies for the Halloween Hairstyle:
- Orange Hair Spray
- 2 hair elastics
- Hair Donut
- Dritz Green Ruffled Elastic
- bobby pins
- garage bag with pull string handles
How To Make the Pumpkin Bun
Step 1 – Elastic Stem
We need to start by making the elastic “stem” of the pumpkin. All I did was tie an overhand knot in a 9″ length of the green elastic.
I stretch it around a can of spray paint and then took 7″ pieces of elastic and tied them near the other knot.
Easy peasy. Then trim the tails.
Step 2 – The ponytail
To do the hairdo start with a simple high ponytail.
Step 3 – The Donut
Put the donut over on the ponytail.
Step 4 – The Bun
Spread the hair out evenly laying it over the donut making sure to hide the donut and evenly space the hair.
Step 5 – Elastic
Add another elastic over the hair around the donut.
Step 6 – Twist the Hair
Twist the hair around the bottom of the donut adding bobby pins to hold the hair in place.
Step 7 – The Garbage Bag
Cut the bottom off of a plastic garbage bag and place the bag over your child’s head.
GASP! * Did I just say to place a garbage bag over your child’s head? *
Step 8 – Tighten Up
Pull the strings to tighten it around the bun so that just the bun is showing.
Step 9 – Spray the Bun
In a well-ventilated area (a.k.a. outside) spray the orange hairspray on the bun.
Wait a minute between coats until you get the desired depth of color you want.
Step 10 – Finish
Remove the bag, and after the hair is dry, add the green elastic making sure the ruffles are at the top.
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