Guest Blogger: Fascinator Tutorial

I am going to show all of you lovelies how to make your own unique fascinator!
First you will need your supplies: hot glue gun and glue sticks, fabric of choice measuring 4in by 20in, safety pin, alligator clip, trimmings like ribbon or lace, and a decorative button or jewel. (psst, I also used a sewing machine, but you don’t have to – the glue gun and glue sticks will suffice)
Step 1: Take your long strip of fabric, fold it in half-length wise and sew or glue it down.
Step 2: Take your safety-pin to one open end of your folded fabric, pin it to the top and scrunch your safety-pin through your fabric until you can pull it out the other open end.
Step 3: Lay your fabric flat, seam side down. Now here is the tricky part. Fold your fabric back and forth, like an accordion, but not with equal folds. Like a zig – zag motion or a wave. However you prefer, because this is your unique fascinator.
Step 4: Pin it down to keep it in place, then glue it down how you like it. glue the ends down too so you don’t see the seams/open edges.
Step 5: Glue on your decorative jewels, buttons, trims, or lace however you please. I chose these pieces because I knew I would wear it often.
Step 6: Now cut off 2 extra pieces of fabric, one the length of the top of your alligator clip, and the other the length of the inside bottom piece of the alligator clip. Make sure not to glue your clip shut as you glue on your fabric to the clip. One on top, the other on the inside.
Step 7: Glue the top of your clip to the bottom of your fascinator. Practice how you are going to wear it and how your want the clip situated in your hair before the actual gluing part.
Step 8: Wear it proudly! This is your creation!

– Bethany 

You can find more of Bethany’s creations at  www.lilbitandnan.blogspot.com

 PS: Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway!  You have until next Monday!

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