There’s one mythical creature that soars above all the others. We’re talking about dragons. Even though it seems that most princesses need to be saved from a dragon, we think the magical beings are just misunderstood. Look at the dragon from Shrek or Toothless and friends from How To Train Your Dragon. Daenerys Targaryen aka the Mother of Dragons, also wouldn’t take lightly to thinking that all dragons are bad. These are all dragon characters worth having on your side.
If you want to step your dragon hoodie game up a notch without a big budget consider DIYing a set of removable dragon wings and tail! Use our free printable template and step by step instructions to create these no-sew accessories for your legendary creature!
This DIY was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Head over to her blog to get your fill of fantastic ideas!
- Blue and green felt
- Dragon Tail Template
- Flexible Wire
- Heat n Bond and iron
- Fabric Scissors
- Safety Pins
- Chalk or water erase pen
- Hot Glue Gun
- Clips or pins (to hold felt in place)
Lay your completed dragon hoodie on the green felt and freehand a wing shape using chalk, as shown.
Fold the felt in half with the fold on the right and cut out this shape to make one full set of wings.
Cut a hold in the center to allow one of the spikes to poke through.
Trace this full shape onto the green felt to create a duplicate piece.
Unwind wire in the shape shown on one of the wing pieces, using clips or pins to hold it in place.
Cut and adhere Heat n Bond to the back of the other wing shape.
Layer the wing with the Heat n Bond over the wing with the wire. Remove the clips from the lower level and use them to hold this sandwiched wing in place.
Follow the instructions for the Heat n Bond to adhere these two pieces of felt together. The wire is now sandwiched inside these two wing shapes.
If desired, cut blue felt shapes to add on top of the wing for a little additional color.
Use safety pins to attach elastic strips on the inside of the wings. This will allow the user to easily strap the wings on to wear. Make sure to insert the spike through the hole when worn.
To create the tail, cut out all the shapes on the dragon tail template. Trace each shape onto the coordinating felt color as listed on the template.
Cut three slits on one of the tail pieces where you will insert the spikes.
Adhere the three spike pieces together, leaving the bottom ½ an inch open and not glued together.
Insert the spike into the hole on the tail shape and spread open the bottoms. Use hot glue to adhere in place. Repeat for all three spikes. Apply Heat n Bond to the other green tailpiece and adhere to one with the spikes.
Use safety pins to attach this tail to your dragon hoodie. Now your wings and tail accessories are complete!
The wire in these wings allows it to spread open and formed to different shapes as it’s worn.
Your dragon hoodie, complete with a fire breathing surprise, is now a winged and fully spiked costume ready to put fear into passersby!
Show your kids that a dragon can also be the hero of the story!