As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and
create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not
only the world around you but also the world within you.
~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Rapunzel,Rapunzel, Let Down Your Long Hair!"

Like many little girls, my daughter has a major love for the character "Rapunzel". Since seeing the Disney movie "Tangled," she has been using my husband's ties, our blankets, scarves, and pretty much anything she could find to create her own long hair.
This summer while at the Disney store, I saw a Rapunzel braid that was easy for Anni to put on herself and that wasn't as heavy as many wigs out there. I thought it was a great design and gave the effect of having that sought after long hair. The only problem was the price tag of $25. I knew that there must be a way to recreate it!

Here is the Disney store version: (picture taken with an iphone)

Here is my version.

The yarn was bought at Wal-Mart. I loved this as it is so soft and doesn't tangle as easily as your traditional yarn.

I put an elastic at one end and used a dresser (because my husband is studying for exams and is not home......) to hold it while I braided.

I used little pieces of the yarn to tie the loop together and tucked the pieces of yarn in.

I made some flower clips that Anni can take on and off and change as she pleases.

I can't wait to see all the fun Anni has with her new "hair" on Christmas morning!


  1. That is AWESOME I NEED to make one for Bailey, she's obsessed with Rapunzel as well. (Darcy's David Bowie wig is just weird on her haha)

  2. I like your rapunzel wig waaay better than the Disney store one! Man I need a girl, that is just too cute!