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Astar's Craft: Fascinators for a Race Day Outfit

With Astar

Fascinators for a Race Day Outfit

Whimsical Fascinator Hat
Things to gather
From Spotlight you will find a large selection of fascinator bases
Butterflies in a colour to suit - various sizes
Chenille sticks
Hot glue gun and gem bond glue
Paint brush
Matching thread and needle
Fabric rose/flower to suit or tone with colourway of outfit

At centre 'crown' of fascinator glue large flower.
This will create a central/base from which to position remaining embellishments.
Fix chenille sticks to base of fascinator by either gluing or hand stitching close to base flower. 
Glue a small butterfly to end of each stick to create the elusion of them flying or floating above hat.
Glue larger butterflies to top and base of fascinator.
Further embellish with ribbon bows.

Floral Fantasy Fascinator
Things to gather
Fascinator base in a shape to suit&
Hot glue + gem bond glue and a fine paint brush
Foliage and flowers to dress and embellish hat.
Black and white strip ribbon in a width to suit
Needle and matching thread
Sharp scissors.

I found a really lush abundant foliage bush - that looks similar to a variegated 'spider plant' with long dangly bits hanging down
+ 2 plastic green anthuriums to tone and match
If the foliage has a long stem, use wire cutters to remove stems that are too long.
Glue or hand stitch foliage to base of fascinator to suit
Glue or hand stitch flowers.
Make a bow and fix.
Further embellish to suit.

(Broadcast 1 November 2012)