DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband for Halloween MEOW!

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

I know, I know, everyone and their mother has done a DIY cat ears project and tutorial, but none like this {maybe?} lol. I searched for a leather pair a little bit like this cat ear headband by Fleet Ilya {$518} but less like Bat Girl or Cat Woman {though they would work for those costumes too}, and a bit more wearable, and found little to my liking… thus, a DIY. Leather was my textile of choice so I had to figure out how to make them stand upright without flopping over like a pug. Here’s what I came up with…

What You’ll Need…

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* Black Leather
* Pinking Shears
* Revolving Leather Hole Punch
{this is a good tool to keep on hand for adding holes to your belts, shoes, etc.}
* Stretchy Headband Comb
* Needle/Thread


DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* Cut out your cat ears from your leather. I eyeballed it, {it’s better if they’re not exactly perfect} You can draw them out first on your leather and/or find a cat ears template online to help. They’re pretty basic though. Mine are about 2-1/2″ wide X 2-1/2″ at the point. You can make them larger if you wish, but keep in mind the leather flapping over.

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* Pinch the bottom/center and put a few stitches through each {use a larger needle & you may need pliers to help pulling your needle through the leather}. Secure them with a knot. This gives them more dimension and more of an “ear” look than a flat triangle does.

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* Open them and flatten out the bottoms and they should look like this.

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* With your leather hole punch, create 4 holes along the bottom of each, spaced appropriately.

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

* Try on your stretchy band to see where exactly your ears should be placed, then poke the spikes of the comb through the holes, leaving one center spike out. It will lay beneath the pinched section and slide into your hair just the same.

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

I liked the idea of the comb vs a headband because it gives that sort of 80’s big animalistic rocker hair


DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • A.Co

    September 5, 2013 |

    OMG!! You’re genuis! Well done, Maegan! This looks awesome!

    Love that you used the comb-headband, I have one of those kicking around and love that this doesn’t permanently use that headband for this. Additionally, I recently purchased a leather hole punch; YAHOO!! 😀

  • Ashlea with an a

    September 5, 2013 |

    Obsessed with this!

  • CodeOverdressed

    September 5, 2013 |

    Cute DIY! You look adorbs!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  • Ada Cao

    September 6, 2013 |

    hello I love your blog very much and Can I have a link from your blog or one review to my jewelry shop ? And I will happy to ship you some of my products for the review or link for free! Feel free to Find something you like on my shop please.

  • Anonymous

    September 6, 2013 |

    So easy, and very cute (in a ‘catty’ way)! I’ll have to try this DIY! Those headband combs seem very versatile, too. Something I hadn’t thought about buying/wearing until now, of course! Have a beautiful, restful mini-vacation this weekend at your vacation-resort, Cinderella Sunshine!

  • Trissta

    September 6, 2013 |

    Hmmmm… I do like how this works. I normally pass things like this by, because they’re put on headbands and headbands hurt my head. I could definitely do this one, though. And I’M SO EXCITED FOR HALLOWEEN! Whew. Anyways… Cudos on this DIY. I like it.

    Much Love,

  • Jane Droll

    September 6, 2013 |



  • Mana

    September 7, 2013 |

    I kinda really love these. Not normally my style, but since those metal ones popped up at Urban last year, I kinda feel in love with them. These are perfect for pre-Halloween fall time.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • theestherchew

    September 8, 2013 |

    OMG! This is really creative.

    Hi Megan, I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years already and your DIYs never failed to impress me. How on earth did you come up with ideas like this? On top of that, you have a unique style of fashion.

    Please keep it up. I enjoye reading your blog.

  • Sarah

    September 8, 2013 |

    Thank you for sharing the steps. Very creative. I like it so much.

  • Jess

    September 10, 2013 |

    Hi Maegan, this is so cute :-)I love it! And you look so good with that lil’ meow on your head, definitely gonna try this. Xo, Jess

  • lena

    September 17, 2013 |

    that’s cute! thank you for sharing 🙂

  • inforeseps

    August 24, 2014 |

    i will try this for my daughter. yippiiiii….

  • Fashionista in the Oven

    August 25, 2014 |

    haha funny and lovely! So cute! Thanks


  • Afmu

    August 26, 2014 |

    Aww, so cute <3

    All Fashion and Make Up

  • Unhas Decoradas

    December 20, 2017 |

    So cute! Thanks

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