DIY Metal Cat Ear Nekomimi Headband

I am in love with the Japanese fashion because it's so diverse which I find magnificent! :) And the cat ears headband is one of their trends that really caught my attention. Since it's not yet trending here in the Philippines and I badly want to wear one, I've decided to make my own because I don't want to pay a fortune for the shipping fee! haha. Also, I'm not really into headbands so this is a great way to revamp them! :))

- Thick wire (I used a copper wire because I have a red metal headband)
- Pliers
- Thin metal headband
- Glue gun
- Pearl beads (optional) 


1. Measure the wire at least 6 inches. Then cut it using your pliers.

2. Using your pliers, enfold (wrap) at least one inch of the wire on the metal headband, 2 inches from the center (Or you can wear the headband to measure your desired position). Then glue gun it.

3. Afterwards, bend the wire to form a cat ear shape. Be sure to leave at least an inch hanging from the other end. Then wrap it on the metal headband and secure using a glue gun.

4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 to create the second ear!

5. For embellishments, you can use pearl beads to stick to the ears to make it look more elegant. But as for me, I went for the simpler look because I ran out of white pearls!


Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.


  1. Ahah. so cute dear! :D Meaow.. I love cats! :D Kisses and have a good day!

    1. meowwwww!~ i love painting cats! i would love to adopt a black one soon. hihi :"3

  2. This is wonderful! I can't wait to try this

  3. Tres mimi!!! bravo!!!!!
    Bonne journee!!!!

  4. so cute and simple :) nice tutorial

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  8. This is soo cute,smart and creative!
    thanks! ;)