|DIY Bridal Fascinator|
On a huge day like your wedding day, all eyes will be on you! You've got your white dress, the perfect shoes and an entire team of people to get you ready-- but you can't forget to accessorize! The Royal Wedding really helped to push large headpieces and fascinators into the spotlight and it looks like they're here to stay. Today I'm going to show you how to make a completely unique bridal fascinator with an optional birdcage veil. By making something yourself, you can have something completely unique and you get bragging rights too!
What you'll need:
- Silk flowers (I picked up a bunch of magnolias and hydrangeas, each sprig was about $10-$15)
- Some white or ivory felt
- Fabric Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Tulle or French Netting (optional)
Take your felt and cut two identical circles and then hot glue them together. This will act as your base for your flowers and also gives you something to pin onto your hair.
Next, pick out your flowers and trim them from the long stems. Again, I've picked magnolias and hydrangeas for the fascinator but you can pick flowers that match your own colour scheme or your bouquets.
Now, this is where you can get creative! I decided last minute to use the large hydrangea leaf as a base and then piled on the flowers. Just make sure to cover all plastic stems with strategically placed flowers.
This step is optional, but cut a large rounded square from your mesh or netting and then gather along one side. You can either use your glue or a needle and thread to secure the gathering and then affix it under the felt base you made.
And there you have it! In only about an hour you can make a unique floral headpiece for yourself! While you may have a more traditional veil to wear during your ceremony, you can save this piece for your reception or even make it to wear to all of your pre-wedding parties like the engagement, shower or rehearsal dinner!
Would you consider DIY-ing your own accessories for your big day?