I’m a hat kind of girl. I have always loved collecting fancy antique hats with nets, feathers, and all of the trimmings. As the years go by, I seem to have less and less places to which I can wear some of my more extravagant pieces, but New Year’s Eve is certainly an occasion where (even if you’re not a hat person) it’s totally acceptable to rock something over-the-top (literally).
This easy, DIY fascinator is a great use of leftover ribbon from the Christmas holiday, so the only things you may have to purchase are the clips, felt, and numeral stickers – should you want to use them! Don’t put away the Christmas ribbon just yet! The easy step by step tutorial might just inspire you to get creating!
ONE cut a 4 inch circle from a piece of black (or whatever color you love) felt. TWO snip a half inch slit about 2/3 of the way down the center of the circle. THREE slip the top of the hair clip through the slit. FOUR gather together a couple lengths of wired ribbon and a few pipe cleaners into a bundle. I used a thick wired ribbon in my bundle so that I had a place to stick some ‘2014’ stickers. FIVE slip the bundle of ribbons and pipe cleaners under the top of the hair clip with about 1/2″ hanging through the other side. Make sure that the thickest ribbon is on the bottom. Bend the 1/2″ portion over top of the clip tightly. SIX curl and position your pipe cleaners and ribbon. I used a champagne cork to curl mine. SEVEN stick fun glitter stickers with ‘2014’ or ‘CHEERS’ onto a front portion of the ribbon. You might have to try on the hat to get a good feel for where this is.
Tada! Now don’t you feel fancy?
p.s. We have another post later today, so stop by around noon to see a great idea for your NYE bar!