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project: felt flower fascinator

flower fascinator

For Easter this Sunday, I have a very simple dress, and so I wanted something to wear in my hair that was a little fancier, but still handmade and fun. So I made this fascinator of sorts! I plan to pin it just above a messy bun...hopefully that will work like I want it. You know how hair is...

If you'd like to make one of these or something similar, here's the basic supply list and process:

Wool felt
Embroidery floss
Bobby pins
Tiny hole punch

flower fascinator

Cut out a base from felt. Mine is a rounded corner rectangle, but an oval or other shape would work well too. (Check out Material Evidence for the thick lavender heathered felt I used!)

Cut a smaller piece in the same shape as your base.

Cut flower pieces (I used templates from Purl Bee, as well as their yoyo idea!)

flower fascinator

Punch some holes into the base piece, making sure that they are in far enough from the edge that the smaller shape will cover them. These holes are where the bobby pins will slide through.

flower fascinator

Sew the smaller shape in place.

flower fascinator

Choose an arrangement for the flowers.

flower fascinator
flower fascinator
flower fascinator

Stitch the flowers down, going through both layers of the base. A word of advice: Don't use too many stitches, or it will be harder to get the bobby pins in. What you see on mine is a safe amount, but too many more stitches would have been a problem.

As you see, I have some running stitch, straight stitch, french knots and a blind whip stitch for the yoyo.

flower fascinator
flower fascinator

Turn over the whole thing, and slide some bobby pins into the holes. You'll need to slide these part way out again when pinning it onto your hair, but this give you an idea of how it will fit and hold.

flower fascinator
flower fascinator
flower fascinator

This has me extra excited about Sunday and getting a bit dressed up! As if I needed another reason to be excited about Easter coming up!

10 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the colors:)

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  2. Please post how this looks in hair. I might try this.

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  3. What a wonderful springy Easter idea. And of course you have your Easter outfit picked out. :) I have no idea what I am going to wear yet...spend too much color coordinating the kiddos. ;)Cheers.

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  4. SOooo cute, Mollie! Great job!

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  5. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. How cute! Thanks for the pic with the bobby pins. I was having a hard time figuring out how you'd get it to stay in. I want one for Easter!!

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  7. What a sweet and creative idea!! You are going to look so beautiful on Easter!! :) xo heather

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  8. This is just adorable. I can see it being worn as a pin/corsage as well or even the details in to a cuff bracelet. Oh...the ideas! Beautiful work!

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  9. I like it very much. Thank you for this ideia.;)

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