For any bees looking to save mega $$ by making your own flower/hair piece/fascinator, I stumbled across a very easy tutorial on YouTube. I know the feather fascinator I was looking at was $58 or $60-ish dollars and I absolutely refused to pay that much.
I haven’t made one according to her instructions but they are, IMO, by far the best I’ve seen. I’ve made numerous flower pins and headbands and such and it’s SO much cheaper to do it yourself (plus, I like crafty things).
A couple tips if you do want to try to DIY (in disagreement with the video): Glue gun glue is a bad idea for a headpiece, it can melt in direct sunlight and crack in cold weather, not to mention it is bulky and can snap off. The feathers she has are turkey feathers, not goose feathers–goose feathers are nicer. I would order feathers, not get them from a craft store. Also the narrator uses polyester–organza, satin, etc. are much nicer fabrics, do singe, and look better. Also, I would cut individual petals, not circles, to make up a flower. Overall, the more expensive headpieces you can buy are more expensive for a reason (materials, quality of construction, time, etc.), but it just boils down to personal preference regarding overall look and budget.
Yep, if you want better quality, you’ll need to pay more. The tutorial/instructions are very simple and quite easy to follow and that is why I posted it. For a bride on a budget, the most luxe fabric isn’t going to be key but the general idea is there. Like you said, personal preference.
Thanks for posting your take on it. The more information for those who may come across this, the better.
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