Dress up the the browband of your bridle using felt and beads. This super fun project is a great way to turn your boring bridle into a fun, colorful, and unique piece of art.
Things you need:
- Measuring tape
- Felt in desired color
- Velcro strips
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon in desired color
- Piece of paper and pencil
- Beads of any shape, or color
1Measure the length of the browband in your horse’s bridle. This will be the length of the piece of felt you will need. Measure the width of the browband, and multiply it by 3. This will be the width of the piece of felt you will need.
2Using the measurements taken int he previous step, cut out a piece of felt. This will be the base for the beads.This beaded decoration will be able to be removed with velcro. This will make it easier to take off to clean your bridle. Cut a strip of velcro with both sides on. Make is the same length as the width of the browband.
3Place a strip of velcro on each end of the length of the browband. Use a hot glue to attach the velcro in place. Allow the glue to dry before moving on to the next step.
4Cut a length of ribbon the same length as the browband. Place the ribbon across the front and center of the piece of felt and glue it in place. allow the glue to dry.
5Draw rectangle the same shape and size as the piece of felt on a piece of paper. arrange the beads on the paper rectangle the same way you want them to go on your browband. This will be your guide for attaching the beads. Try different styles before deciding which like best. try arranging the beads to spell your horse’s name or make different designs.
6Pick the beads on at a time of the paper and glue them on to the browband. Make sure to keep the same pattern you made on the paper. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
7To attach the beaded browand to your bridle, wrap the felt around your browband and velcro it in place. Adjust it so the beads are in front and viola it is ready to use!
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