29 November 2012

DIY: Flower Fascinator

Hi Everyone!

As promised here are the instructions to the fascinator in the challenge I posted yesterday. 

DIY: Flower Fascinators 


1/2 yard organza fabric (or chiffon) 
Brooch (or fancy button) 
Metal hair clip
Felt (closest colour to the organza)
Netting (optional)


Template: Marker, construction paper, ruler
Glue gun 
Needle and thread

Step 1: (template) 
Draw circles on paper with 4 varying diameters, making the biggest circle as big as you'd like the fascinator to be; use household objects for varying sizes. Use a ruler to draw 8 lines around the circle, making sure they start at the edge and go half way in to the middle. Use the scissors to cut out circles and then cut along the lines. 

Step 2: 
Fold the fabric in 2 then fold again, making 4 layers. Carefully pin the templates to the folded fabric and cut out the circles. Using the template as your guide cut along the lines to form the petals. You should now have 4 petals in each size, for a total of 16 petals. 

Step 3: 
Very carefully hold each fabric petal near the lighted candle, making sure never to let it touch the direct flame; the heat from the candle will curl the fabric. As a precaution keep a bowl of water nearby. 

Step 4:
After all the petals have been curled, stack them on each other starting from the largest to the smallest. Using the needle and thread sew in the middle of the flower to join the petals together. Sew the  decorative button or the rhinestone brooch in the middle of the flower.

Step 5: 
Using the glue gun affix the feathers on the back of the flower in any pattern you like. 
Cut the felt in a small circle then glue on to the back to cover any messy work and to form a base to attach the metal hair clip. Use the glue gun to attach the clip to the felt.

Optional steps : 

* Add netting to one side of your fascinator before you add the felt to form a veil for   added drama. 

* Attach the fascinator to a  headband or ribbon instead of the clip for a more secure hold to the head. 

(Note: the photo above shows a flower made with 8 petals)

Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the step when I was curling the petals, maybe I will take some and edit this post at a later time. If you have any questions about the steps please leave them in the comments below. 

Thank you all for reading my blog and I'm hoping that this will inspire you to make your own fascinator, I would definitely choose a red or burgundy for the festive season to add pizazz to any outfit.



  1. What a great DIY - very pretty!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  2. This looks great hon! Wow, the candles definitely made the petals look pretty nice! I would have totally burn down my house. lol

  3. Wow! Great DIY project that I'll have to try :-)

  4. This should go on The morning show as a follow up to your bib necklace. Part 2 accessorize your hair.

  5. Thanks everyone :) if you make one please tag me so I can share it. :)