"I'm not wearing a hat."
"YOU HAVE TO WEAR A HAT! Your grandmother was told she must wear a hat. You've got to wear something."
Apparently I have to wear a hat of some sort to my cousins wedding. I love hats (serious affinity to crowns!) but a) I get a bad case of hat head when I wear anything on my head and b) I have to pack it in a suitcase.
The solution? A simple fascinator!
A fasinator is "a type of formal headwear worn as an alternative to the hat; it is usually a large decorative design attached to a band or clip."
Most instructions I found for creating a fascinator said to use a 8" round, but I wanted something quite small. Instead, I opted for the Layered Frame Bella Oval as my base. I painted it black then sandwiched a piece of scrapbook paper that matches the colour of my dress in between the layers.
I applied a pair of Fantasy Wings to a Punchelements 1 inch Scalloped round and topped that with a paper rose. This element holds a length of tulle in place.
I backed the frame with a piece of felt and glued the entire thing to a headband. To secure things even further, an additional piece of felt is added over the band to keep it sturdy.
I did attempt a tutorial but I had issues with the video and the footage was unsalvageable. August continues it's reign of disaster. *sigh* This project is pretty easy though and to make your own, here is the list of all the materials I used:
Punch Elements 1 inch Scalloped
And if you aren't attending an event that requires headwear, make yourself a fascinator and drink high tea at home with pinkies out and fancy something upon your head.