DIY Snapchat Deer Filter Tutorial
Hi my favorite people!
I really hope you liked my first Snapchat costume tutorial, and I really reaaally hope you're reading this because you already made your dog filter costumes and you feel fully prepared to take on the next challenge- the Deer Filter! The Deer Filter is such a classic, from the cute ears to the adorable voice, so I tried my best to recreate it out of craft supplies.
Grab your felt, headbands, and glue gun, because it's time to get this thing started.
Total Time: 30-40 minutes
To start with you'll need your brown, white and black felt to make the ears. Just like the dog filter, you're going to cut identical pieces for the ears (only 2 instead of 4 pieces), but this time you're also going to cut two thin black strips for the top of the ears and two white pieces for the inside of the ears. Make sure the white is just a teeny bit smaller than the brown pieces. See the photo below to get a better idea of how each of the pieces should look!
We're already at the gluing stage, how fast was that?! To begin with, glue the black strip to the top corner of each ear. Once that has dried, glue the white piece on top of the rest so that the black and brown felt is peeking out of the edges (hence why you made the white a wee bit smaller!)
This step is a little tricky, so take your time and don't freak out about it! You're going to glue one side of the ear at the thinnest end to the other side, kind of like you're just rolling it up. This should make the ears less flat and look more realistic. Take some time to roll it different ways and see how you like it best, and then use the hot glue once you're satisfied with the shape. Make sure to firmly press down on the felt so that the glue holds everything in place.
Set those ears aside for the time being and turn to your extra brown and white felt (this is for the nose and forehead piece). Using your sharpie, freehand draw the shape of the forehead and nose bridge on the brown/tan felt, and then do the same by drawing a trapezoid on the white felt. Once you're happy with the shape, cut lots of small white pieces to glue to the forehead. It should look like this when you're finished with this step:
It's time to make the cute little nose! Similar to what we did with the dog nose, take a small piece of black clay and roll into a ball, then slightly pinch on end to form the nose shape. Using the end of your sharpie, lightly press into either side of the nose to make the nostril indentations. Once satisfied with the shape of the nose, stick it in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. After it has cooled down you can hot glue it to the white felt.
It's finally time to attach all of these pieces! The ears can be hot glued to the headband, make sure to place them a little lower on the band than the puppy dog ears as the deer's ears are slightly off to the side. Once the ear glue has dried, you can use your string to attach the forehead/nose piece. I glued one end of the string to the forehead felt and the other to the top of the headband so that the face piece hangs down the middle of the face. If it sounds complicated just find yourself a mirror and try various ways of hanging the face felt from the headband. I did this for about 5 minutes before figuring out what way worked best for me. Go, experiment!
And that's literally all there is to it! It couldn't be easier am I riiight? Check out some pictures of my wonderful deer Tayler and tag me in your creations (@tesnialys) so I can see what you came up with!
See you tomorrow my lil crafters!