How to Make Foam Hair Falls.




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Hello, this is my first instructable, I hope you like it.
I'm going to show you how to make foam hair falls (temporary hair pieces). A cheap and fun way to change your hair. Can be worn alone or over synthetic dreads. Gorgeous cyber hair.
Ready? ok lets go..

Step 1: You Will Need

Craft foam sheets, Strips of elastic or stretchy lace,Cable ties, Craft knife, Metal ruler, Decorative brads or eyelets, Rexlace, & Tubular crin (Cyberlox).

Step 2: Getting Started

First of all you will need to cut the craft foam into strips. Lay a sheet of foam onto some cardboard or a cutting board (so you dont ruin your table or work top), using the metal ruler as a guide, take the craft knife and cut strips of 1" widths or less. Be careful of your fingers.

Step 3: Decorating the Foam

Once you have your foam strips, you need to cut the ends. You can of course leave the ends straight, cut them to points or cut them on the diagonal. This part is completely up to you.

Again, how you decorate your foam strips is up to you. I've used decorative brads (like they use to decorate cards), but you can cut the foam, add eyelets, draw designs on to the foam, even spray paint the foam.

Simply push the brads through the foam, then split the pins on the opposite side and push flat..

Step 4: Attaching the Foam

There are two main ways to attach your foam strips to your elastic or stretchy lace. Folded foam or hole punched. 
Cut your elastic strips, ensure that they are long enough to tie around your ponytail, it's better for them to be too long than too short.

If you wish to hole punch the foam, do so at the top, you can reinforce the hole with some clear tape, to prevent ripping. Next take a cable tie and thread it through the foam and around the elastic, pull to secure.

If you wish to use the folded foam method, simple take the foam strips and fold them over the elastic strip, secure them with a cable tie or elastic band.

Repeat until you have enough foam on the elastic strip to cover your ponytail (remember to make a pair if you want to cover pigtails).

Step 5: Adding Other Materials

You can add a variety of extra materials to your falls, ribbon, rexlace, tubular crin, wool, bubble wrap. The list is only as limited as your imagination.
As you already know I'm going to use rexlace and tubular crin.

Cut your rexlace and crin in to lengths, remember to double the length that you want as we will be folding them to attach them to our falls.

When you cut crin it will fray at the end. To prevent this you can paint claer nail polish on the ends, tie a knot in the end or tuck the ends in by simply pushing your finger inside the tube of the crin. I like to tuck in the ends.

When you have all your rexlace and crin cut to the right length simply tie it onto your elastic.

That's it all finished....Thanks for looking



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    7 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 5

    I made a set similar to these, but I can't get them to tie in right. When I tie them on my hair buns they stick straight out from my head lol Did I maybe make the layers too thick?


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. I went to rave for the first time in 10 years and these were everywhere. I spent the whole night trying to figure out how to make them myself.  I might try this with ribbon curls.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You can pretty much use any material for this method, so goodluck with thr Ribbon, let me know how you get on. xx


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow it looks soo easy

    Can you use anything else instead of foam