Lilly's Punzel Wig

I think I may be a little more excited about Lilly's Halloween costume then she is. Which is saying something because she is pretty stoked. She is going to be "Punzel" and I used this tutorial by Kid Craft to make the wig. The tutorial was pretty great- I would only add two things that I tweaked a bit.

  • First, instead of cutting each length individually (which would have taken me ALL DAY) I spaced two chairs at the desired length, then wrapped the yarn around the backs of said chairs. Then I could cut all of the lengths at once. 
  • Second- I didn't tie a piece of yarn around the middle before sewing it to the cap (well, I did but was left with a big bald spot on the back of the head.) Instead I laid all the lengths across a table and sewed on about 10 strands at a time (from the middle) using a back stitch. This gave me a much longer "part" and covered more of her head. 
It probably took me about two hours total to make, which isn't too bad. And it turned out so well! The wig is pretty secure too. Lilly did some major dancing and jumping and whipping it around before it finally fell off. Now I just have to clean up the ends, add some flowers and she is set! Lilly told me it needed the flowers. She was all "Duh, mom!" 

Happy crafting!


  1. So cool! She looks thrilled beyond words with her "Punzel" wig. Way to go, Mama!

  2. Wow that looks really great. I would like to high five you on that. ;)

  3. Adorable!!!! She looks so excited. You are such a great mom!

    1. She loved it... for like 10 minutes. Then wanted it off. Haha. Kids.

  4. This is so cute! Awesome. hilarious. all of the above. Love it. Nice job.

  5. AHHH I WISH I HAD A GIRL! Because no way Ben would let me do this to him. ;D