I made these today for a little angel that will soon be coming into the world. Not mine, but still a little girl I am very excited to meet.
I started by cutting out a cardboard base. I then covered the bottom half of the base with the long, sharp feathers using hot glue. Once done, I covered the top half with the fluffy feathers, again using hot glue.
I then made the silk flower and glued it on.
Underneath, I looped 2 little pieces of elastic and glued them on. These are to put babies arms through.
I have seen these used in photo shoots and they look just gorgeous. I can’t wait to snap a pick of the little one in them. Not too long to wait now!
I just love flowers. They feel so summery and fresh.
I made these headbands with the feel of the summer sun, festivals, parties and good times in mind.
They were fairly easy to make. I used store-bought artificial flowers. I trimmed them and glued them together. It is really important if you are using artificial flowers to glue the petals down. They are usually threaded on a plastic straw and lose their grip once you pluck them from the stem.
I then hot glued the flowers to a silver headband. I used a foam head to help me arrange them.
Afterwards, I cut a small strip of green felt and hot glued it to the underside of the headband. This is to make it more comfortable to wear and to help hold everything together.
Give it a go! I’d love to see your creations.
Of course, if you aren’t crafty or don’t have the time, these ones are available through my Etsy store. Go to https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Ahecticlife.
You can also find me on Facebook. Search for ahecticlife.
This is the latest in my collection. I wanted to try something a little different and am really happy with the results.
To give you the low down on how to make this one:
- Gather your flowers or decorations (I used artificial flowers on a stem and some beads already on wire)
- Make or buy a sinamay base (you can buy them already formed – if you are having trouble buying in store try eBay)
- Hot glue your decorations to one edge of the base
- I then glued down a couple of extra flowers to hide any glue blobs that were showing or wire bits that were sticking out.
- Sew a clear hair comb to the underside of the base (I also added just a touch of hot glue where I’d sewn to make sure it stuck!)
Of course, if you don’t feel like making one yourself or don’t have time, this one is available through my Etsy store. See https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/169219129/red-fascinator-headpiece-hair-accessory?.
I have also started a Facebook page where I am selling my work. Search for ahecticlife or go to https://www.facebook.com/ahecticlifeartsandcrafts?ref=hl. I would love for you to jump on board!
I’m looking forward to a big year ahead! Lots of creative works coming your way.
I have always loved masquerade. Whenever I hear the word “masquerade” I immediately think of glamorous balls in times long since passed. Women wear long gowns with layers upon layers of fabric making their skirts buff out from their waists. Their hair heaped high upon their head. Men are in dark suits with long tails. Their shoes polished and silk handkerchiefs are carefully placed in their breast pockets. I imagine a Cinderella story, with glitter and romance.
I have longed to capture this fairy-tale and try mask making. Today, I finally gave it a go.
I started with a Paper Mache mask. You can buy them already cut to fancy shapes.
I then applied a layer of artificial silver leaf. I haven’t used this before but it was quite easy to apply.
I hot glued a ribbon to each side at the back of the mask. Then I hot glued a piece of paper over the ribbon on the backside of the mask. I wanted to be sure it all stayed in place.
Finally, I decorated. I used a fabric flower that I cut out from some trim I had. I also used craft gems of different sizes.
It was a little time consuming but quite easy to do. Feel free to give it a go.
Of course, if being arty isn’t for your or you don’t have the time or materials then this one is for sale through my Etsy store. You can find it at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/175602303/silver-and-peach-butterfly-mask?.
There is nothing like a sunset to signify beginning. For me, the sun setting marks the end of the day and the beginning of a new adventure. I always watch the sun go down wondering what the new day will bring.
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