- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Here are my DIY Peacock feather hair fascinators for my bridesmaids! I’d love any feedback that you have!! After putting it on my own hair, I was worried that the curly feather part might be too “big”….what do you guys think? I could always trim it a bit….
I also made peacock boutinierres for the groomsmen and peacock corsages for the moms/grandmothers (tutorial to come soon!) I also haven’t made MINE yet, it will be similar except it will have some white feathers on it.
First I gathered my supplies! Previously trimmed peacock feathers, glue gun, scissors, various embellishments, felt, small alligator clips from Sally’s that were a little over a dollar for 12, bead strands from Michael’s for a dollar, and small spotted feathers that I yanked off an old headband.
I had trimmed the feathers by first cutting them a few inches below the eye, then using the scissors to curl the bottom fringey part (like you would curl a ribbon) in one direction for the effect I wanted
After that, I took the larger teardrop shaped piece of felt and glued the curly/fringe part of the feather first, then the two peacock feather eyes overlapped one over the other. Next I glued the spotted feather, and the three strands of beads!
Next I added one of the various embellishments I had collected over time. I wanted each one to be different. The small butterfly/flower one is for my daughter (I also used smaller feathers for hers so it would look right on her smaller 9-year-old-head).
Lastly, I glued the smaller piece of felt to the alligator clip. Make sure you glue it to the correct side or you won’t be able to open it correctly later, oops!
Then I glued that piece to the larger piece of felt on the back of the hairpiece….and its done!