|My hand-crafted clip-on feather fascinator.|
We bought my daughter white folding chairs and a roll-up camping table for her birthday, and she is assembling two place settings, a white table cloth and a centerpiece for the evening. She has a white dress and comfortable shoes (because you walk or take public transportation to the event), but wants to jazz things up a bit, and a white fascinator would add a bit of style to the evening.
Mom to the rescue!
On a quick run to the craft store this week, I snagged a stem of silk mums and a stem of white feathers. Total cost: $5.00. I found some 'bling' in my stash of jewelry supplies. It was just a matter of assembling the parts.
|The headband, ribbon and Pellon Peltex I already had in my stash...the only purchase were the flowers and feathers.|
|A rhinestone button adds just the right amount of bling!|
The feathers needed a little trimming before I glued them onto the Peltex. I laid them out first, so I would know how long to make them and which feather would be glued down first. I topped the feathers with another piece of Peltex, and clamped them for about a half an hour to secure all the pieces together. Then I glued the hair clip to the back of the foundation.
The last thing to be glued in place was the flower. I wasn't sure if she would prefer a hair clip or a headband, and I had enough supplies to make another, so I made one of each. I'm sure she'll find someone with whom to share the other fascinator!
|The headband version of the fascinator.|