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How to Make a Feather Fascinator

comments (6) May 20th, 2009     

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erika_kern Erika Kern, contributor
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Feathers and a vintage button add sophisticated glamour to your bridal ensemble.
Add a bit of tulle as a veil and youre ready for your big day!
Cut two pieces of felt 7-3/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches with curved corners for the base of your headpiece. To add stiffness to your support, iron the felt with spray starch.
Feathers and a vintage button add sophisticated glamour to your bridal ensemble.

Feathers and a vintage button add sophisticated glamour to your bridal ensemble.

Photo: Erika Kern

I'm a firm believer that every bridal ensemble needs a beautiful headpiece. Now these toppers can be a bit pricey, but with a little clever ingenuity you can create a feather headpiece for nothing at all!

Here's what you'll need:

  • White felt (I used a wool/rayon blend)
  • Spray starch
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Floral wire
  • White thread
  • Thin ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Feathers (I used white feathers and guinea feathers)
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • Pearl floral picks (optional)
  • Large button
  • Multisurface glue (I like E-6000)
feather fascinator
Cut two pieces of felt 7-3/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches with curved corners for the base of your headpiece. To add stiffness to your support, iron the felt with spray starch.
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Use white wrapped floral wire to add flexibility to your headpiece. I wrapped three lengths of wire together to give it extra support. Bend the wire into the shape of your felt, placing it about 5/8 inch in from the border of your felt. Tack it down with thread.
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On the nonwired side, sew two strips of ribbon along the top and bottom of your felt piece, sewing down at 1-inch intervals forming loops for bobby pins.

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Comments (6)

DoranKei writes: I like feather workk
Posted: 5:33 am on February 27th
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Posted: 7:01 am on February 15th
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Posted: 1:47 am on February 15th
GriffinW writes: Its beautifull
Posted: 1:47 am on January 22nd
UniqueBoutique writes: love it. I'm going to have a bash
Posted: 5:54 pm on August 4th
Amyers writes: This is so pretty!!!
Posted: 7:43 am on May 21st
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