How to make your own feathery floral hair fascinator #Fashion DIY#Floral DIY#diy wedding#fascinator#feathers#tutorial December 2 2009 | Guest post by Rachel Offbeat Bride Tribe member/crafter Rachel took the advice of her photographer and crafted herself and her bridesmaids some feathery floral fascinators for her and her new hubby's black and red uber-stylish wedding. This is a step-by-step tutorial she put together (mere days after The Big Day!). Materials Small hair comb (plastic or metal) Feathers, fake flowers, ribbons, decorations Hot glue gun Yarn Scissors Step 1: Take the yarn and small hair comb. Tie the end of the yard onto the end of the comb and hot glue to the comb. Step 2: Wrap yarn around the comb through tines. This creates a base to glue your decorations to. Choose a yarn color that goes with your decorations so that if any shows through it is not too obvious. Related Post Jess & James' whimsical, vintage-inspired, DIY feathery lovesplosion Here is the story of JE$S & James' feathery lovesplosion. Step 3: When you reach the end of the comb, tie off the thread and hot glue again to set it. Trim the yarn so that your comb resembles the image above. Step 4: You want to start with the items that will be in the back of the fascinator first. Here I'm starting with an ostrich plume. Hot glue them in place to your comb. Hint: When attaching the decorations keep in mind that the comb tines should be pointing down when you put the fascinator in your hair so that gravity doesn't cause it to fall out when it's in. Step 5: Add more decorations in layers. Try not to hot glue them all just to the top of the first layer of decorations. Hot glue some of it to the yarn for more strength. Step 6: The last thing to add should be your focal piece. On mine, it was the flower. It should be last thing to go on so that it is up front and center! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Rachel Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her new husband, stepson, two dogs, three cats and 11 chickens. She's a project manager for a landscape architecture firm by day and a crafty bitch by night. http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/Rachel41 PREVIOUS Sandee & Ty's weird California winery wedding NEXT Danielle & Banger's gothique, Burton-esque, New Orleans, voodoo, Hallows-Eve, handfasting Show/Hide comments [ 18 ] Very beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! Reply This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Reply Beautiful! I'll definitely be DIYing something for my hair. I was thinking a hair vine, but this is so pretty I'm tempted. Hmmm…. Reply Yay! I am so glad you posted this! I am so darn picky about what I want in my hair this makes it easy to find the perfect one… Just make it the way I want it! Thank you OBB!!!! <3 Reply where's a good place to get combs? Reply You can find the combs just about anywhere that sells hair bands, headbands, etc. like Target, the grocery store, etc. The one I used for the tutorial I actually bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Reply My 14yo daughter loves fascinators and this comes just in time for Christmas! Reply I am bookmarking this, it is exactly what I need! Reply Oh yay! This is such a great tutorial 🙂 I am so doing this for everyday life! Reply I made a similar fascinator for my wedding (well 3 actually- for me and my bridesmades) using antique broaches and feathers. I found out the combs did not stay in well at all, so I had to remake them onto hair clips I got at Michaels (I think they are called pinch clips or bow clips). If your fascinator will be heavy or if you have fine hair, I recommend using a clip. It worked perfectly and stayed in all night. Reply Oh wow, that is something I could actually do! Thanks for this, as I now feel comfortable DIYing my fascinator for my birdcage veil 🙂 Reply my one interjection…,make sure the hair combs HOLD your hair before you go to all the effort. Not all hair combs are created the same. The only ones that work for me are from 1940. All the modern ones fall right out 🙁 Reply this! as much as I loved the look of the metal combs I bought, I ended up using a plastic one because the metal ones just wouldn't stay put! Reply Most hair combs are going to have to be bobby pinned in to make sure they stay in all day. Even with clips, the fascinator can sometimes be too heavy for them to hold and they are a bit more difficult to bobby pin in. I have super fine hair, but with some strategically placed pins they stayed in really well. Reply Where do you get the feathers at? Reply You can purchase feathers at nearly any craft store or online. Reply Love these! I made these for all of the ladies at my bridal shower. It was really easy! Reply Cute, what an awesome idea for so many occasions! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.