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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.

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  • How to make a piece of headwear. Diy Feather Fascinator - Step 1
    Step 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.

  • How to make a piece of headwear. Diy Feather Fascinator - Step 2
    Step 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.

  • How to make a piece of headwear. Diy Feather Fascinator - Step 3
    Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • How to make a piece of headwear. Diy Feather Fascinator - Step 6
    Step 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.

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