How cute are these little felt animal hair accessories? Taking inspiration from these, I thought it might be cute to make a mini felt harp ponytail holder! After working on drafting out this project, I realized it’s similar to the catnip harp toy!
Keep reading to see how to make your own harp ponytail holder!
SUPPLIES (for one):
Felt (less than 1 sheet)
Thread or embroidery floss
Harp strings (used)
Stuffing (you could use fabric scraps or craft stuffing)
Glue & kabob stick (optional)
Cut out 2 harp shapes from your felt. You can freehand it, or use a scaled down version of the pattern from the DIY Harp String Art.
Taking whichever piece you want to be your top piece, lay out the strings you want to use, cutting them just a little longer than you want them to show.
Make a small hole in the felt where you want the top of the string (like this project) & slide the string through. Do the same for the bottom of the string. Repeat for all the strings.
This step is optional, but I think it will help the durability of your project. Turn over the harp so that the back is on top. Add a little glue with the kabob stick to help keep the strings in place. Let dry.
Place the two pieces of felt together, wrong sides facing. Stitch around the perimeter, leaving a space. Stuff it with filling, then finish stitching the harp together.
If parts of the strings are hanging out, trim those with wire cutters.
Sew the harp onto the ponytail holder.
Enjoy wearing or gifting this to a young harpist!
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