I’ve made floral party hats before, but this week we made a whole paper flower tree in our studio (DIY coming soon!) and it made me want to do a refresh of one of my favorite crafts ever. These fascinators have a crepe paper base, but we added painted paper petals to give them an extra punch of color. We attached flowers in different sizes and added a few hanging ribbons to make them more interesting. I’m in love with the final product! They’ll definitely be making an appearance at our Easter party.
Material Needed: Headband, Jewelry Wire, Scissors, White Cardstock, Crepe Paper, Paint, Paint Brush
Step 1: Cut out two small pieces of crepe paper and a two 10 inch pieces of jewelry wire.
Step 2: Crumble one of the crepe paper pieces into a ball and cover the piece of the wire so that the ball folds over the wire.
Step 3: Fold the other piece of crepe paper over the ball and squeeze around the bottom of the ball.
Step 4: Cut petals out of crepe paper.
Step 5: Begin placing petals around the ball base of the flower and wrap with the second piece of wire to secure in place. Continue until you are satisfied with the look of the petals and have finished the length of the wire.
Step 6: Cut out the shape of your flower base on cardstock.
Step 7: Paint if desired.
Step 8: Cut a small hole in the center of the flower base and pass the wire though.
Step 9: Using the wire, secure the flower to the headband.
Step 10: Repeat this process until flowers cover the top of the headband.
Step 11: Tie ribbons in between the flowers.
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro