For Miss Heather's 22nd birthday last month, our good friend, Ellen, and I decided to make a little something special for everyone. So, of course, we made fascinators!
|Kate Middleton wearing a pretty feather fascinator.|
A fascinator is a fancy headpiece that the British typically wear to fancy and/or formal events.
Follow the steps below to make your own fascinator to add a little pizazz to your outfit as well as ensuring your group will be seen!
*You don't have to use every item on this list, these are just some suggestions!*
Shoulder pads or removable swimsuit pads
Fabric of your choosing
Hot glue gun and glue
Small wooden animals
Hair combs and/or alligator clips
Whatever you want to use to decorate your fascinator!
|Here is all the supplies we used + my cat, Winnie.|
*Keep in mind that this is a time consuming craft that takes A LOT of creativity!*
Step One: Take your shoulder pad or swimsuit pad and choose what you will use to decorate.
Step Two: Cut the fabric so it will successfully cover the shoulder pad or swimsuit pad so you can't tell what's underneath.
Step Three: Use the hot glue gun to glue down your fabric underneath (meaning, the glue won't be seen when it's on your head).
Step Four: Take the items you chose to decorate your fascinator and use the hot glue gun to place them on your fabric covered shoulder pad.
Step Five: Flip your fascinator facing down and take a hair comb or muitlple alligator clips and hot glue them on the fascinator in the direction you desire.
Step Six: Rock your fascinator!
Below are some pictures of the fascinator's we made!
|The fabric and headband we |
used to create Miss Heather's
|Ellen using red-glitter fabric to create her heart shaped fascinator.|
|A fascinator we made using purple-glitter fabric, white tulle and a gold bead.|
Lastly, *because I am insane* I decided it would be fun/good idea/practical to recreate the fascinator Princess Beatrice wore to the Royal Wedding.
|Princess Beatrice wearing her jaw-dropping fascinator at the Royal Wedding last April.|
As you can see, this was not a easy task we were taking on but thanks to Ellen, we did it!
|We took a styrofoam ring and shaved it down. |
Then we covered it with gold fabric and used buckets of hot glue to secure it.
|Then we took aluminum tape, placed two pieces of wire on the sides and |
hot glued the whole thing with the gold fabric.
These were used to create the bow as well as the strands coming off of it.
|The last step was to cover a shoulder pad with the gold fabric and |
secure the ring onto it. This is where it got a little complicated.
Ellen had to wrap wire around and through the styrofoam ring and
hot glue it all together. Then cover the wire with a piece of gold fabric.
To place it on my head, we used two alligator clips that we hot glued underneath.
|Miss Mel wearing the finished product!|
Here are some photos of the group wearing their fascinators!
|Miss Heather wearing her bow-crown and Elise wearing|
one with gold fabric and feathers.
|Elise, Miss Heather and Miss Mel wearing a fascinator |
with purple-glitter fabric, white and pink feathers and a gold bow.
Have fun crafting and spread the trend!
-Miss Mel and Miss Heather
p.s. this isn't the first time we've worn fascinators....
|Bosch, Miss Mel and Ellen wearing fascinators at Miss Mel's 21st Birthday last May.|