Post # 1
I went to AC Moore today to try my hand at making a flower hair fascinator. I made two, but I’m comparing it to the ones on sale on Etsy, and of other DIY bees’ hair accessories, and I feel as if they are either a) too full (too many petals) or b) not falshy enough (no crystals)..
Any opinions please? the FI likes the lighter pink color one. I feel as if the lighter pink needs more ‘pizazz’ and the darker pink has way too many petals and may be too ’round’
I can’t wear white flowers cuz my dad will flip (its a chinese thing). Should I just try making an entirely different one??
Sorry for the crappy pics, I had to use my phone. =X
Post # 3
I think they are lovely, but if you think they’re too full, you could just remove a couple layers, or add some crystal beads if you think they need some bling. You could also perhaps buy a few more flowers in various shades of pink (I would probably keep the petals in a similar shape for consistency) and mix them in with the darker pink. Why do you do a little trial in your hair and take a pick for yourself so you could see the whole look?
Post # 4
I think it looks super girly/pretty/bride-ey! Very nice! I am so not that crafty.
Post # 5
I like flower 2 but I am a little type A so I appreciate the “roundness.” 😉 Maybe you can find a way to add a crystal to the center or you could add some feathers or lace to the back if you wanted something flashier. I think it’s very pretty so far!
And I just saw we’re almost date twins! Maybe I need to start thinking about my fascinator…
Post # 6
I think it is the type of flowers you are using. They don’t look like they are made of the highest quality material. Are there any better silk flowers you could buy?
It might be the fullness thing too. Try pulling a couple petals out and see how it looks.
Post # 7
I think they are lovely – my preference is for number 1 over number 2 due to the color and the form/size of the flower. I love the pearls, but then again I am not the flashy kinda girl heh, so if you like them to be a little more flashy maybe you could add some beads or such? And yup if you feel the flowers are too full, maybe pull out some petals here and there to make them less big? I wish I’d be so craft to be able to make my own hairpiece – love the idea but just know tis gonne be a failure if I try lol.
Post # 8
I really like them but agree with @brownbear that if you feel there is something missing you could add a feather or lace or crystal or etc to the back to “finish them up”.
Post # 9
I like the first one a little better – I don’t think you should add any bling, though, but that’s just my personal preference. I tend to not like anything too blingy/bridey, but more romantic and soft. Good work!
Post # 11
I agree with the other posters… if you want to add something you could always add a layer of organza, or tulle (sp?) or a feather. I think they are both really pretty but I like the second one better!
Post # 12
I think they are both great but I like the first one a bit better just because it’s less round and looks more realistic that way I guess. I don’t think anything needs to be added either, but I’m sure more pizazz would look good too 🙂
Post # 13
Hi, Thanks everyone for your advice!! I was wondering, does Michael’s or AC Moore carry higher end silk flowers? If not, where should I go to look? I had gone to AC Moore and randomly walked into the faux flower section that day and grabbed those 2 flowers to practice on. I’ll probably make some more to see how other styles will look and maybe even make some for my BM’s and my flower girls.
@ Miss Brown Bear: Hi, almost date twin!!! I’ve been pretty laggy on planning lately, this is one of the most productive things I’ve done in a month!! It didnt take long at all to be honest. It’s also pretty fun!
@ vanilla frosting & mrs to be: these hair fascinators are seriously very very easy. believe me when I say that, cuz I am TOTALLY not a crafty person. All there is is buying the faux flowers, some beads, a small clip and then taking the flower apart and stacking the petals and then sewing it all up and adding the beads. Its actually pretty fun, although I must warn you, if you stack too much (like what I did with the 2nd flower), it’s a little difficult to get the needle through. Which is why I’m a little hesitant to take it apart to remove some petals…