Cheap Chic Jubilee Tip of the Week
With all these street parties and Jubilee events in the offing you're going to need a right Royal fascinator with which to wow the crowds!
Rather than spending your hard-earned cash, why not make and decorate your own little hat for a completely unique look?
You could even organise a get-together with tea, cake and bunting whilst your crafting your little hats.
Follow these instructions to make your own Jubilee fascinator.
You'll need a sinamay fascinator base; a piece of bunting; some royal ribbon; garden wire; a clip; some craft felt; charms to add to your fascinator; glue gun or glue; scissors, wire cutters, pins, needle and thread.
1. Cover your fascinator base with the piece of bunting and pin in place on the reverse of the base.
2. Sew the fabric down with largish stitches on the reverse and tiny stitches on the front. Trim back the excess fabric.
3. To make the bow, place two strips of ribbon back to back and stitch down each long edge with a sewing machine or by hand using small stitches.
My ribbon strip was about 75cm long.
4. Now cut a piece of garden wire the same length. Bend back each tip for safety and thread through the open short ends of the ribbon.
Sew up each short end of ribbon enclosing the wire.
Arrange your ribbon into a 3D bow.
5. Using a glue gun, stick your ribbon (ends pointing upwards) and any other charms to your fascinator base.
6. Cut a piece of craft felt to fit the reverse side of the base, cut two slits and thread through your clip.
Cover the whole of the bottom of the felt with glue (Uhu all purpose glue works well) and stick to your base.
Allow it to dry, clip into hair and go out and party!