You’ll be seeing rainbows when grabbing your Rainbow Smash Pickaxe inspired hoodie out of the closet this fall season! Fans of the video game Fortnite may recognize this popular harvesting tool, which can be made in wearable form! This getup won’t cost you 1500 V-Bucks as you can easily DIY it with felt, metal clasps, foam and other items in your craft space following our easy no-sew tutorial!
This post was written, created and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Click that link for more of her DIY projects!
Rainbow Smash Pickaxe Hoodie Supplies
- Teal Hoodie
- Felt – green, yellow, pink, purple, teal, gold
- Craft foam disc
- Pink spray paint
- Metal Rings
- Googly Eye
- Fabric Glue
- Fabric Scissors
- Serrated knife
- Hot Glue Gun
- Safety Pins
First, put on the hoodie and lay the craft foam disc next to your head. Use a pen or marker to trace the outline of your head shape. Use a serrated knife to cut out this shape plus the spiked mane design on the top.
Apply light layers of spray paint on all sides of this shape until fully covered.
Next, cut out all the felt shapes to complete your rainbow smash pickaxe hoodie, starting with the green, yellow and pink stripes. You’ll need to create a similar shape as seen above to go around the hood.
Cut (2) long purple strips for the straps across the forehead. This will later be applied to the hood with metal accents at the ends.
Cut a cone shape from the gold felt and cut several tabs at the bottom. Roll this cone shape and use fabric glue or hot glue to keep it closed. Stuff with batting or cotton balls. Wrap the gold ribbon around to create this magical horn. Tip: any time you’re using fabric glue, you may want to use safety pins to secure them in place until they dry and then you can remove the pins.
Cut 2 pairs of ear shapes, as shown. You’ll fold each in half and secure the top with a dab of fabric glue.
Begin assembling your rainbow smash pickaxe hoodie. Glue the purple straps onto the hood, looping the ends around the metal clasps on each side. Glue the colorful stripes around the back of the hood and down each arm.
To attach the horn, cut slits that line up with the tabs at the bottom of the horn. Tip: use water erase pen or chalk to make these marks!
Insert the tabs and use fabric glue or hot glue to secure in place.
Do the same for the ears, inserting one on each side of the head.
Glue the googly eyes onto both sides of the head. Glue the mane onto the back of the head. Tip: to help get the placement correct, place a soccer ball into a sand bucket with a helmet on top. It sounds silly but it best mimics the shape of a head to get the mane on correctly without burning anyone with hot glue!
Who knew unicorns, llamas and rainbows could be so tough?
No rainbow streaks will appear from this cozy hoodie but you still may get just as many cheers and high fives from fellow Fortnite players when rocking it on Halloween or just your average fall day.