Hair fascinators…they are so pretty! I knew I wanted to wear one for our wedding day. I spent some time perusing Etsy looking for the perfect flower for my hair. I never quite spied one I was in love with though. Most of the fascinators I saw included feathers and I wasn’t sure I wanted that. I thought about approaching a few vendors who had something close to what I was looking for to ask about a custom order, but as I started thinking about it more I realized that this would be one project I could tackle myself.
I envisioned a hair flower made out of layers of silk that matched my dress, with layers of tulle, maybe with a touch of French veiling since I wouldn’t be wearing an actual veil. Perhaps a vintage rhinestone brooch in the center? Perhaps something like this??
The first step in this project was finding the perfect rhinestone brooch. Mr. Gazelle and I were up in Edmonton way back in October, perusing the Old Strathcona Antique Mall. I spied the perfect one in a jewellery cabinet. It rang in at $10.45 – not a super duper bargain but it was exactly what I was looking for.I used the hankie that came with my dress to find a beautiful off white silk at the fabric store that matched almost exactly. From there the next question was what kind of flower did I want to build? Martha Stewart came to the rescue with her peony template.I followed Martha’s tutorial as a guideline, but I’ll take you through my steps in the next post!
Did you decide to DIY a project because you couldn’t find exactly what you were looking for?