Introduction: DIY Vintage Holiday Fascinator

About: Customer service by day, fiber artist and obsessed creative by night. I have too much yarn and zero time. Oh, I'm also a graphic design major.

For this gorgeous DIY, I’m going to show you how I made this fun little holiday fascinator. Originally I was inspired to create this fascinator for New Year's Eve, but it works equally well as part of a vintage costume for Halloween or another fancy dress party! Have fun with it - use black netting instead of white or another color, mix up the ribbon or use flowers instead - the possibilities are endless. Let's begin!

You'll need:

  • A roll of tulle or netting, 6-7" wide
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gold ribbon
  • White thread and a sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • A stiffened doily- soak a doily in Mod Podge or wood glue and let dry on plastic wrap.
  • Strong bobby pin or clip

Step 1: Step 1: Sew the Netting

Cut an 18 to 24″ length of netting. With the needle and thread, sew a running stitch about a 1/2 inch in along the long edge of the netting. Pull the thread tight to cinch, and tie off.

Step 2: Step 2: Glue Netting to Doily

You should have almost a complete 'circle' of netting after cinching. Holding the gathered center of the netting to the center of the doily, hot glue together, pressing firmly to seal.

Step 3: Step 3: Tie Ribbon and Glue to Netting

Cut a length of ribbon and tie a neat bow. Hot glue the bow to the center of the netting, pressing firmly.

Step 4: Step 4: Choose Hair Accessory

Choose from a strong bobby pin, alligator clip, or barrette and hot glue to the bottom of the doily. Tip: Cut a length of felt, hot glue to the bottom of the doily, and hot glue the hair accessory to the felt. This is a trick I learned after having some difficulty keeping the accessory attached to the doily.

And you are finished! Wear your gorgeous little fascinator proudly. If you put your own fun variation on this, I'd love to see! Share with me in the comments or tag me on Instagram @melmariadesigns. Have fun!

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