How to Make a Feather Fascinator

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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. These toppers can be pricey, but with a little ingenuity you can create a feather headpiece for almost nothing.

Supplies

  • White felt (wool/rayon blend)
  • Spray starch
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Floral wire
  • White thread
  • Thin ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Feathers (white feathers and guinea feathers)
  • Fabri-Tac glue
  • Pearl floral picks (optional)
  • Large button
  • Multisurface glue (E-6000)

 

Assemble the fascinator

feather fascinator
Cut two felt pieces 7-3/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches with curved corners for the headpiece base. Add stiffness to support the headpiece by ironing the felt with spray starch.
feather fascinator
Use white wrapped floral wire to add flexibility. Wrap three lengths of wire together to give it extra support. Bend the wire into the shape of the felt, placing it about 5/8 inch inside the border of the 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 the felt, sewing down at 1-inch intervals to form loops for bobby pins.

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Comments (2)

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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