Southern Mom Loves: Make a DIY Feather Fascinator for Your Holiday Party Looks!

Make a DIY Feather Fascinator for Your Holiday Party Looks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Hi, guys! The holiday party season is coming up and I've got a fabulous accessory for just about any hairstyle and it's also easy to make: a DIY Feather Fascinator! This chic hair accessory is attached to a headband that blends in with your hair color. I went with a winter white to contrast my freshly-hued hair but there are lots of craft feather colors and styles to go with all of your holiday looks. Keep reading to learn how to make it!

This fascinator took me about an hour to make from start to finish, and I even used loose feathers for it! You can find feathers already attached to felt pieces, and if you want to use those, feel free to skip to the end of the tutorial for instructions on how to attach it, but I'll be giving you the step-by-step using a bag of individual feathers.

It really can be worn on just about any hairstyle, up or down. The only thing to watch out for is that you want to hide the ends of the headband under the hair behind the ears. Other than that, go wild! The possibilities are endless!

Before I do any holiday styles, I need to touch up my grays! I'm a huge fan of Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color because it completely covers my greys and really gives me more voluminous-looking hair. This time I'm using shade 1.0 Onyx Black (find your color match here.)

I adore this kit because the K-BOND PLEX formula (salon inspired anti-breakage technology) repairs the inner hair structure for strong and healthy looking hair every time. My hair feels soft, not crunchy, and the shine lasts and lasts. Shiny hair = healthy-looking hair!

If you've never colored your hair at home, you can get professional-quality, lasting color, and it's easier than you think. Check out this post for tips along with how to put together an at-home hair coloring kit.

The Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color kit is different than your regular color kit. First, it comes with a Pre-Color Serum (tube #1). You use this on your ends before you color and it conditions your hair for a more even color result. Next, the color tube goes into the developer bottle, just like you're used to. Coat your hair and wait. The last step is the best step.

Hair coloring kits usually come with a little tube of conditioner, but this one is different. The K-BOND PLEX conditioning formula helps repair the inner hair structure and coats the hair surface after coloring for strong and healthy looking hair every time!

Usually, you can feel the slick conditioner sitting on top of the hair, but my hair sucks this stuff right up! You can tell it's being absorbed and you can see the difference in the results. I get 100% gray coverage and less hair breakage.

It's convenient to find all of the shades, too! You can get Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color at your local Walmart in-store in the hair color aisle or online.

DIY Feather Fascinator

  • 2 bags of short craft feathers in your choice of style/color
  • a headband blank (can be found in the jewelrymaking section) in a color that matches your hair
  • a sheet of craft felt that matches your hair/headband color
  • glue (I'm using hot glue because it dries quickly, but you can use another craft glue)
  • scissors
  • pencil or pen to mark
  • ruler

We want this fascinator to blend in with your hair color, so choose a felt color that either matches your color or is a shade or two darker. If you go lighter, it will stand out more.

If you can't find a headband that matches your hair color, you can cover it in the felt you chose or check out the ribbon section for a good match. You can wrap the headband in the ribbon and glue it down underneath, then commence with the fascinator tutorial!

1. Open your feathers and sort them. You want to discard any feathers that are bent. You can set these aside for use in another project. 

You want one pile for long, willowy feathers, one pile for shorter feathers, and if you find any "perfect" short feathers, set those aside. We want to match two of those to finish up the ends of the headband with.

2. Next, cut your felt pieces. You'll need four 5-1/2" x 1" strips. One front and one back for each side of the headband. Use the scissors to round off each corner of all of the pieces.

3. Start at the top. Match up two of the prettiest feathers from the "long" pile. They need to be roughly the same length and width and be fairly straight. Place one at the top of each front piece of felt. There should be enough of the feather bottom on the felt to adhere well but leave at least an inch hanging over the top edge.

4. Run a dab of glue across the bottom of the feather and place feathers from the "short" pile to the left and right, overlapping the middle feather. Continue down the felt, placing a feather in the middle, running a dab of glue across the felt to hold it on, then adhering overlapping feathers to the left and right.

5. When you get to the end and have covered the felt, glue one of your matching "perfect" feathers to the center-end. Clip off the excess shaft points. Repeat for the second feathered felt strip.

6. Lay one of the feathered strips feather-side-down so that the feather tips are facing away from you. Run a line of glue in a zig-zag from top to bottom. Roll the one side of the headband down the center of the felt strip, starting about an inch in from the end. Immediately cover the other side with the matching piece of plain felt. Repeat on the other side.

Allow it to dry completely overnight and you have a gorgeous accessory that will keep you stylish all through the season!


Are you ready for the holidays?! Could you use a color touch-up or a new hair accessory? Will you be making this one? I love to read your comments!

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