DIY $5 Derby Hat and Fascinator Tutorial

diy derby hat

My hat obsession continues! You’ve seen my pimped out hat and the easy newspaper version. This straw style is probably my favorite – and most wearable. Perfect for the Kentucky Oaks BBQ Party I’m going to on Friday!

And don’t you love Caroline’s headband – I made that one for Christmas.I’m attempting to get more pictures with me in them (what a concept) – it required a cookie bribe to get her to hold still for 10 seconds.

Anyway, for the hat I took a $1 Goodwill find and simply added ribbon (1 yard was plenty) and a large flower (cut off at the very top of the stem).

derby hat

Also I couldn’t resist taking on the fascinator that the lovely Kate has made so popular.

Yes, more black feathers (I think it’s a Black Swan phase). I used one large group of feathers and several smaller loose ones. For this, I used an even smaller styrofoam ball than this one and glued it to the headband.

The center piece is a glass pebble with a bit of lavender paper Modge Podged on.
diy fascinator

If only I were as photogenic as Kate! Which one do you like best?

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