Diy fascinators

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Diy fascinators
Stand out from the crowd with a homemade fascinator. (feathers image by Allyson Ricketts from

Fascinators add style to any outfit from a wedding gown to jeans and a T-shirt. You can make them from leftover scraps of tulle, fabric, buttons and other odds and ends such as feathers or old jewellery. Since the design is so flexible, you can customise your fascinator to fit your own taste, preferences and the materials you've got on hand.

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Clip or headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments such as fabric, tulle, feathers, beads, rhinestones, old jewellery, buttons and lace

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  1. 1

    Select a base such as an old barrette, a plain headband, a hair comb or any kind of clip.

  2. 2

    Cut fabric to cover your attachment device. You'll want the fabric to be an oval wider and longer than your clip. A sturdy fabric like felt or interfacing will work best to support the weight and structure of the fascinator, but you can use what you have on hand. Glue the fabric to the clip with a hot glue gun. Cut a smaller piece of fabric and glue it on the other side so that the clip is sandwiched between the two layers.

  3. 3

    Add embellishments to the fascinator with the hot glue gun. You can have a layer of feathers, a veil of tulle, flowers rolled from silk--any design that pleases you. You'll likely have several layers. Experiment with the design until you're satisfied with the look.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure your base fabric still allows you to use the clip as designed.
  • Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue when adding elements to your fascinator.

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