Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to make a Rapunzel Wig from Yarn

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair.
What little girl does not wish to have
hair as long and flowing as Rapunzel?
Every little Rapunzel needs her golden hair,
so we are here to help.
Let's have some fun and
make a Rapunzel wig.
You will need:
1 skein - yellow/gold yarn
flowers - purple (Dollar Tree)
5/8" ribbon - purple
measure tape
hot glue/gun
2 rubber bands
2- rocks or heavy objects
1 willing partner (this helps a lot)

Measure your little Princesses head.
or use this handy dandy chart.
6-12 months - 17"-18.5"
12-24 months - 19.5"-20.75"
2-4 years - 20.75"-21.25"
4-8 years - 21.5"-22"
Then add how long you wish the hair to be.
Our wig was for a 3 year old so we went with
21" and added length to measure 60".
We wanted long hair, but not long
enough for her to trip over.
Because Dolly wanted to play we worked
on a table, but the floor would work
just fine for very long hair.
 Place a strip of tape on each end of the
area you are working at.
Now roll the yarn to each strip of tape.
This is were the partner will come in handy.
Back and Forth
Back and Forth
Back and Forth
The rock/heavy object helps the yarn
stay in place.
We used 1/2 of a pound skein of yarn
for our wig.
Once you have what you think is
enough yarn cut the loops.
Cut 1 strip of ribbon the length of your yarn.
(I know their are 3 strips, but we perfered it with just 1.)
Tie a strip of yarn around 1 end.
Divide the yarn into 3 strips and
place the ribbon on the center strip.
Braid the 3 strips.
Make sure the ribbon is on top while braiding.
(we did not get pictures of us braiding)
When you get to the end tie off
with a strip of yarn.
Using the width of head place end
were it will meet up with the "tail"
to make a crown
and secure with a rubber band.
Secure bottom of "tail" with rubber band.
Now give your hair a trim.
Tie ribbon at crown and end.
Add your flowers securing with hot glue.
Now you have a wig
for your little princess

Cecilia was so cute she stuck her head out of
her play house and asked
"who is going to climb my hair"
Are you looking for a cute
"Everyday Princess Dress"

 “Now I’m here, blinking in the starlight
Now I’m here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it’s all so clear
I’m where I’m meant to be


  1. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. My daughter and I are going to make one of these tonight!!

  2. It's almost my nieces birthday and she would LOVE this! I have already bought her a few things so I am wondering if you have a guess for how much all of the supplies cost?

    Thanks for posting!!

    1. VERY inexpensive! I purchased the yarn at Joann's fabrics on sale and the flowers at Dollar Tree.
      Check out our dresses at

  3. Thank you so much! I used 2 posters of a 4 poster bed to wrap the yarn and the length was perfect for my 4 year old granddaughter. She loves it and it is adorable and so easy!

  4. Hi,
    I'm going to attempt to make one of these, but I was wondering if you have a skein of yarn that is less then a pound can you just continue with a second one or does it have to come from only 1 large skein of yarn?

    1. I know you asked this a while ago, but for anyone that may come across this and wonder the same thing... you could definitely continue with a second one because you will be cutting the ends anyways.

  5. Thank you for the tutorial, I had fun making it and it turned out darling, although shorter than I wanted. For others: Account for "shrinkage" as you make the braid. I'd thought of it, but it was much more than I'd anticipated. I made the lengths 60", and lost about 20" after braiding and trimming.

    1. Same here. I LOVE how this turned out. just a tip for everyone... make it longer. You can always cut more off the end if needed, but it does shrink A LOT. I did mine 70" and lost a lot. I used two chairs turned on their sides and used the legs for wrapping around. MUCH faster and easier. Again, I LOVE this! Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. i don't quite understand what the tape is used for..? i want to make this for my daughters birthday

  7. The tape is to mark where you measure the length, so measure how long you need the yarn and mark each end with the tape.

  8. I know this is an old post, but thank you for this tutorial!! I made this tonight and have found that this is the cutest one!!
    Thank you!! 😘


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