DIY feather fascinator!

kueyrHere is a post for my crafty feather lovers! This is long over due. If you don’t already know, I love feathers. They are like hair in so many ways, yet so much more dramatic. I like to use color and texturizing techniques to make hair look like feathers. I like feather extensions, but not those played out ones from last year. Real ones like these. Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 6.55.22 AM

Feather fascinators are great because they are easy to make and you can wear them over and over again. They add a pop of color to your hair, as well as a gorgeous boho feel to long hair or 1920’s Great Gatsby feel to short hair. Try them with a finger wave for polished and dramatic vintage gorgeousness.

IMG_3948IMG_3977Today, I am going to show you how to make your own feather fascinators.

What you will need is a scrap of leather, some craft glue ( I love Ecoglue) scissors, and feathers. For these fascinators, I used a mix of Peacock feathers (the big blue and green ones, and the small green ones) Pheasant feathers ( The medium sized grey blue ones and the orange ones) and Chicken feathers (the whispy red brown ones.) You do not need to use these same feathers, but you should have an assortment of 3-5 different varieties to make your DIY feather fascinator.

IMG_3874I get my feathers from a no-kill feather company. They collect dropped feathers instead of killing birds for their feathers.

Are you ready for some feather designing? It is easier than it looks. As a general rule, you will glue your feathers onto your leather pad layer by layer. Go ahead, get creative!

Watch this video and learn. Then, get your girlfriends together for a Friday night Feather Fascinator party.

 

XOXO, HTHG

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