I don't do fashion. I am fashion.
Do you hear that clinking sound? That is the delicate clink of porcelain tea cups heard round the globe in celebration of the Up-Cycled Rainbow Fascinator Parade! When the lovely Amy of Start Creative Studio reached out to see if I would like to join her and a group of awesome makers for a virtual up-cycled fascinator parade, it was an immediate 'yes'. When she told me that there would be a fascinator for each color of the rainbow, I might have broken out in a little song and dance... ha ha! Next thing you know, I was elbow deep in the recycled treasure bins, fishing out all the jewels I could find. I started with a palette full of blue paint and a massive pile of treasure, so massive that my trusted co-creator had to reel me in. I was thinking giant towering statement piece until R reminded me that she would probably be the one wearing said head piece and she was thinking a more refined and scaled back look. So we met in the middle. I painted and trimmed, she engineered, and the result is a bright indigo head bloom fit for high-tea at the Ritz, your Kentucky Derby party, or THE ROYAL WEDDING?
- 2 liter soda bottle
- egg carton
- thin foam wrap
- bendy wire
- wine glass coaster
- snippet of an old princess costume
- netting from a fruit bag
- blue acrylic paint in assorted shades
- hot glue gun
- elastic headband
We started by gathering and painting all our recycled treasure various shades of blue!
1. Attach the corner of your princess costume to the plastic headband. 2. Attach the base of a plastic bottle. 3. Next came the felt wine coaster. 4. Then the fruit bag netting. 5. Add the top of the bottle "bloom". 6. Add the smaller egg carton blooms + the bendy wire stamens.
We completed the look by adding a center to our flower made from 1/2 a paper tube and we gave it some extra height with the foam strip loops: