- hot glue gun or fabric glue
- satin fabric cut to 1½ x 44 inches
- lace squares cut into 2 x 2 inches (about 12 pieces, more for a larger hair piece)
- pearl strand on the spool
- felt to match fabric color
- snap clip
Start by cutting out an oval from the felt that is about 2½ inches long. Take a lace square and pinch it in your fingers to make a little pom like shown in the picture.
Now put a little glue on the tip of the lace and press onto the outer end of the felt. Repeat around the felt as shown, with about 3 layers or until you have reached the amount of poof that makes you happy.
Next, the rosette. For this tutorial, I just folded the satin in half length wise and left a frayed edge. You can fold the edges in on each side once to meet in the middle and then press in half (like bias tape) if you like, but I like a little fray…such a rebel .
Tie a knot on one end and then fold the little tail over and glue to the knot. Now place a little more glue on the knot and twist and fold the satin around the knot gluing as you go. I have a very detailed post on how to do a rosette here, I just folded instead of twisting for this rosette.
When you reach the end, leave about a 1 inch tail. Add a generous amount of glue to the back…
Then press the end over onto the glue.
Now take the lace and felt piece and put glue on the area of the felt that is exposed.
Then press the rosette onto the the glue and hold in place for a few seconds.
Cut the pearl strands to be three different lengths, I just hold the strand up to the piece and cut the length that looks right. Take the longest strand and glue one end on one side of the fascinator, and the other end on the opposite side like shown in the image above.
Repeat with the other two strands making sure they have a nice drape.
Now cut two small circles from the felt and glue over the ends of the pearl strands. Make sure the edges are secure.
Almost finished! Just cut a little piece of fabric and slide inside the snap clip, and snap closed. Put glue all over the back side (the opposite side of the single prong) and press onto the back of the fascinator. Hold and press until set.
There you have it – a pretty hair piece fit for any special occasion. Pretty, and simple.
Now go and make a bunch!
Here is a smaller one with the folded edges instead of the frayed. Aren’t they fun?!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will answer them there, and of course if you make any let me know or upload an image to our flickr pool – it makes my day