DIY Party Fascinator

26th April 2015


Heading to the Kentucky Derby this weekend or hosting a Derby themed party and wondering what to wear? Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own last minute fascinator!


  • Gold spray paint
  • Brooch or cameo
  • Plastic comb (or headband)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Feathers (you can use any type you like to make your fascinator, I chose this straight hackle patch from M&J Trimming as it came with a small fabric underlay)

To create:
Use the gold spray paint to cover the ends of the hackle patch feather giving it a gold dip dyed effect. Once dry, use your glue gun to adhere your brooch or cameo to the tip of the feather. Allow a few minutes for the glue to dry. Flip over the feather and attach your plastic comb (or headband) to the underlay fabric using your hot glue gun or a needle and thread. Voila! You are derby party ready.

IMG_3809(Some of the other fab feather finds i picked up last week in the Garment District, NYC)

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  • Reply funkyfashion007 26th April 2015 at 9:09 pm

    This comb is so fabulous! I love it! 🙂

  • Reply ellesequations 26th April 2015 at 10:16 pm

    This is so beautiful! And I would never guess it’s handmade!

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