I have been wanting to share the fascinator I made to wear for my sister-in-law's Bridal shower. Her theme was a Day at the Races and it was during Travers weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY. A big horse racing weekend! We had a lot of fun!! Anyway, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of those fancy fascinators that we have seen at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. I wanted to make something cute, that coordinated with my outfit and was under $20. So here is what I came up with...
Plumes (Feathers-Joann Fabrics)
Rhinestone adorned embellishment
1/2 yd pink bird cage veil netting
First, I took the stem off of the peony and then attached the loose feathers onto the flower with my glue gun.
I then laid out all of my materials. I then took the ribbon and made a bow and then adhered it to the headband.
I then adhered the flower with glue from my glue gun to the headband and ribbon. Also, during this step I cut the pink netting and made rounded edges and adhered the netting underneath the flower.
I then took the plume of feathers and separated part of the flower petals and adhered the base of the plume of feathers with my glue gun as close as I could get to the center of the flower so the plumes would stand up by themselves. I then fluffed the petals back to normal to cover up the base of the plumes.
I then took the rhinestones and randomly adhered them with fabric glue.
It was pretty simple overall and I played with the placement before I actually glued anything down. The only thing I would change is I would of adhered the flower a little to the side rather than towards the center of the headband.
The Final Product...
Here is what it looks like on...
My Eyes look creepy in this pic, but it shows a good idea of how it turned out.
So, what do you think? Yay or Nay?
I did get tons of compliments at the Bridal Shower and it matched perfectly to my outfit. I am saddened though, because I did not get a picture at the shower with it on. Grrr!
Anyway, this weekend I am working on a lot of fall/halloween projects that are soon to come! I've also added a new addition to my office...a new project table!!
What are you doing to get ready for fall?