In preparing for the Mother-Daughter Tea Party we had recently, we put together kits for the girls to decorate hats to wear at the party. I didn’t want to leave the moms out, so I decided to try my hand at making a few tea party fascinators in case they wanted to wear one.
They were so funny, I didn’t think anyone would want to wear them. But I thought I’d bring them anyway – just for a laugh. Well, they seemed to go over good because the moms did actually wear them. And they actually looked nice in the portraits we took. And, yes, I wore one too – the pink one with a butterfly.
Tea Party Fascinators – How To
I wasn’t sure how to make them, but I googled ideas online and saw they needed to be puffy, and other than that, basically anything goes. Actually, they were really quick, easy and fun to do!
I gathered some decorations I had on hand and bought a six pack of headbands at the Dollar Store and a couple loofahs to use for netting.
Basically, you cut a strip of felt about 1.5 x 3.5 inches and cut two slits in it to slip the headband through. Then hot glue the felt to the headband to keep in place. I placed the felt to one side of the headband near the top. The felt serves as your base to glue the decorations to.
Then, I made large bows from 6 inch wide tulle and hot glued to the felt as my base. Some I started with a gathered piece of loofah netting too. From there, I glued on feathers, flowers, pearls, whatever I had on hand that I thought might look good together. I added butterflies, bumblebees and even a bird complete with nest and eggs. I even used hot pink loofah to tie a large bow on one.
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- Scraps of felt
- Rolls of tulle
- Low temp glue gun and glue sticks
- Feather boas (Dollar Tree)
- Plastic loofahs (Dollar Tree)
- Various silk flowers (Dollar Tree)
- Butterflies and birds (Michael’s)
Hope you have fun making and wearing these pretty DIY Tea Party Fascinators at your next tea party!