- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Here are my “fascinators” for my bridal party! Well.. they don’t quite make the statement of a fascinator, so let’s call them “clips”… so onward we go!
Here are the materials you will need (I bought it all on sale for under $7 at Joanns- Ribbon from Hobby Lobby)
- a hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks (I used about 2.5 for 4 clips)
- I already had these items so they’re not included in the pricing above
- feathers of your choice
- scissors (sharp ones work best with the felt)
- hair clips (or combs, whatever u fancy)
- ribbon of your choice (I would suggest medium to large width ribbon)
- beads of your choice (I used glass seed beads but it depends on the look you’re going for)
- Cut your felt the size you desire your flower to be… like so:
- it doesn’t have to be perfectly round, it will be covered by ribbon!
- fold the ribbon in half, length wise, and place a drop of hot glue to keep it together
- place glued ribbon on the center of the circle… like so:
- Don’t fret if it’s not exactly center, just pull the twisted ribbon tight and toward the direction of center and place a drop of glue to keep the ribbon in place
- Once the glue has dried, twist the ribbon (similarly to how you would twirl your hair) and spiral it around the center, gluing every inch or so
- To “finish” the ribbon, either fold the end over and glue to the side of the flower (remember to twist), or place the end of the ribbon underneath and glue to the bottom
- the tighter or looser you twist the ribbon will affect how the flower looks, experiment with this before you glue!
- for a more pronounced center, fold the twisted ribbon over the attachment point and then continue to go around the center to complete the flower
- Attach the feathers by placing a line of glue and putting the feathers in the direction you wish them to face… like so:
- dont worry about how messy it looks now, it will be covered in a few seconds!
- attach the clip by cutting another piece of felt (retangular works best) that will fit the length/width of the flower
- clip the clip onto the rectangle and place a line of glue down the length of the clip, as well as the 2 sides of the retangle (make sure the glue side is the flat part of the clip and not the angled pinch part!)
- place in the middle of the flower, making sure to cover the feathers (to ensure they stay in place).. it should look like this when youre done:
- using a square or circle to attach the clip will make it off center, like the picture above, but making a rectangle will allow for a more centered clip
- you can also mark the felt to ensure the flowers (if you’re making multiples) will be roughly the same size.. I used a green highlighter (see the mark in the corner?), I would suggest doing this before you attach the ribbon to the first circle!
- Add the beads to the center by placing a dollop of glue (yes dollop) to the center of the flower and “sprinkling” the beads onto the glue
- I suggest cutting the corner off the bag (like how the icing packet is on a toaster strudel)
- give the glue a few seconds to dry and turn the flower over and shake the excess beads off (like you would do glitter)
- I suggest having some kind of bin/container to catch the beads (I used a lid to a storage container)
- If you’re using larger beads, place a small drop of glue and place the beads where you would like them to be (tweezers could be helpful here!)
- the finished product should look something like this!
- Beads will get stuck in the folds (see image below), but you should be able to pull them out easily, tweezer may help with this!
And to give you an idea of how they look in the hair, voila! (excuse the messy hair please!)