DIY Tissue Paper Derby Fascinator

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Savvy GirlThis year, for the magazine, I did a brief tutorial on making your own Derby fascinator out of tissue paper! While it is always a fun event to attend, many Kentucky locals attend Derby parties with friends and families. However, with out going to the track, sometimes you miss out on the fun of dressing up and getting that chance to wear a fun headpiece. So this year, why not make an inexpensive and adorable fascinator to wear to that Derby party. I like to make an evening out of most any DIYs so why not invite your gal pals over for a fascinator making party- I can always find a reason to drink wine with friends! Share supplies and ideas and just have a good time!

{{See the full article from Today’s Woman here and see the live magazine here.}}

Supplies:

8 sheets of tissue paper (any color or pattern you wish)
headband
crafting or floral wire
string or thread
hot glue gun
netting
extra details (flower for center, etc.)
scissors

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First: To begin, lineup tissue paper so all 8 sheets are neatly stacked together in the color order you’d like. (If extra large tissue sheets- cut down to 12” long.)

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Second: Fold tissue paper in a fan-like manner. Pinch in the center with crafting wire. Cut the edge of each end of stacked tissue paper either at an angle or rounded out to resemble a softer petal-like shape.

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Third: Begin on one side and fluff up tissue paper one sheet at a time. Continue on to the other side and then fluff as desired for extra fullness.

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You can add whatever embellishments you’d like both in the flower or on the headband. Here, we chose burlap flowers for a combination of textures and an extra touch of fancy.

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Next: Cut the desired amount of netting and pinch in the center, securing to the headband where you desire with either thread or crafting wire. Attach flower with hot glue gun or wire until secure on the headband.

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You can also create the same fascinator without a headband for a more traditional look! Try cutting your tissue paper down to a smaller size and secure with pins or a comb/ clip.

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Story from Today’s Woman magazine

Photos by Melissa Donald

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