So now that I finally started working on some DIY hat projects again, I'm on a roll!
The day that I made the last fascinator (see the Carmen Miranda inspired hat here) I also made a black fascinator with cherries but didn't get around to photographing it until just now!
And so without any farther ado, here is the DIY tutorial for a cherry fascinator you can make yourself at home!
Making Little Hats!
1) Start with a fascinator base. I bought this straw base from ebay
When adding decoration which is heavy or which might not have an easy time surviving on the hat from just hot glue alone, I like to find a way to sew on the decoration. For these cherries I hot glued the stems together then sewed the stems onto the hat.
To reinforce the stitches, I then hot glued the decoration on over the stitches.
I both sewed on and hot glued on the bow.
5) Next, sew on a hair clip, alligator clip, or hair comb. Be sure to pay extra attention to which way you will want the hat to be orientated on your head. If adding a hair clip (like shown) or alligator clip you will want the hair clip to be parallel to the ground when attaching the fascinator to your head. This will give the fascinator a jaunty tilt. If you are adding a hair comb you would want that to be at the front of the hat towards your face with the teeth of the comb facing towards the back of your head.
And here you have the finished product! A new fascinator to wear out and have fun with!
|Black Cherry Fascinator You Can Make At Home!|