Fascinators are a great way to add hair flair to your costuming for hoop gigs! I’m going to show you how to make a feathery fascinator that won’t get in the way of your hoop routine, such as twirling the hoop over your head.
Let’s get started! You will need a few simple supplies.
All of your fascinator supplies are easy to come by. Some can be bought at a craft store, some can be bought at the grocery store, actually. All of them can be bought online.
Here’s what you need:
- A clean, flat work space.
- A paper plate or paper towels to contain and protect your work.
- Assorted colorful feathers in different sizes.
- Good craft glue, such as Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.
- A metal barrette. I like using a barrette better than a large bobby pin because it’s easier to attach the feather to, and seems to stay more securely in your hair.
- Colored glue pens.
Play With Feather Arrangements
Play with your feathers to see what pretty arrangements you can come up with. Think about layers when it comes to your selection. Larger feathers should go on the bottom, while smaller ones should go on top.
Once you have an setup that you like, it’s time to make it happen!
Remove your feathers and lay down a line of glue with your craft glue. Now it’s time to set up your feathers!
Adding Your Feathers
Now, start layering your feathers on your glue strip. Remember, larger ones on the bottom, smaller ones on top. Keep going in this fashion until you have an arrangement you like.
Feathery Set up!
Here, I have feathers ready to go. They are all attached to the glue. Now, you could stop here, but why? You need some sparkle!
Now, you need to glue some sequins on, right? The problem with the craft glue is that you may see some ugly lines underneath your sequins, but by using the colored glue pens, you get adhesiveness AND sparkle! Lay down a few lines LIGHTLY on your feathers. Don’t go to heavy on the glue, or it will weigh down your feathers and may stick to the paper plate.
Carefully sprinkle your sequins over the glue. Not all of them may stick, but most of them should. Press down lightly over your glue to secure your sequins.
There you have it! You now have a feathery fascinator that will with your fabulous hoop costume! Just let it dry for 24-48 hours before wearing.
There! How did you like this tutorial? I hope that you are inspired and encourage to give this a shot, and perhaps make your own variations! I’d love to see them. Post links and photos in the comments.