Ever since the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton I have been fascinated by fascinators!!! Believe it or not women have been wearing them for hundreds of years. Feathers have been worn as adornments in many cultures throughout the centuries. In the 1700’s women adorned their huge powdered wigs with stuffed birds, feathers and even birds nests! We have seen them in the late 1800’s as lace head shawl held in place with a comb, headbands during the Roaring Twenties and even the Pill Box hats... all were FASCINATORS! We just didn’t call them that!
They have just recently made a big comeback due to their popularity with the rich and famous! Fascinators are worn today more often when one might have accessorized with a hat in the past. They are attached with a comb, barrette or headband.
So here I am with my CREATIVE PAPERCLAY® Fascinator!!! It was a great project. I think these would make great party favors for a New Year's Eve party, Halloween and theme party like Alice In Wonderland. Dream on and start “fascinating!”
First, create a pattern for the size of hat you would like. Roll out your Creative Paperclay® about 1/8 of an inch thick.
Cut pattern pieces from Creative Paperclay®. Roll out a thin snake of Creative Paperclay® to seal the top of the wall of hat set aside to dry for 24 hours.
This hat is the size of paper towel roll, the roll helped keep the round form of the hat. Once the brim and the hat top dries roll a snake and attach the brim by wetting the edges of the inside of the brim and wall of the top hat. Set it aside to dry completely at least a couple of days.
Paint hat with black craft paint, then seal with Sakura Crystal Lacquer.
Pierce the brim with an awl making four small holes to attach to a headband. Gather embellishments: ribbon, feathers, lace old jewelry.
Here you have the finished Fascinator!
Grab some Creative Paperclay®
and create your own Fascinator...
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