Halloween DIY: Spider Fascinator

A couple of black pipe cleaners and some googly eyes later, Crown and Glory have whipped us up a super kitsch spider fascinator.

What you'll need:

Black Pipe Cleaners
Black Faux Fur
Black Felt
11cm Sinamy Fascinator Base
Googly Eyes
30cm Hat Elastic
Glue gun/glue sticks

Step 1:
Using your fascinator base as a template, cut a circle out of your faux fur fabric. Repeat with the felt, making this section slightly smaller.

Step 2:
Attach the fur circle to the top (dome side) of the fascinator base by covering it in hot glue and carefully placing on top, smoothing it out as you go along - allow this to cool for a few moments before placing to one side.

Step 3:
Begin to assemble your spider’s legs. I used long pipe cleaners cut in half of varying legs to add to the effect (skip this step if you have short ones). And cut two 2cm strips of felt.

Step 4:

Glue your spider’s legs to the strips of felt by running a strip of glue down the centre of the cut felt and then positioning the legs on top. Allow to dry and repeat.

Step 5:
Attach the felt strips to the underside of the fascinator base by running a line of glue directly onto the fascinator base and placing the strips on top as shown. 

Step 6:

Prepare the elastic headband by making two small incisions into either side of the felt circle. Thread the elastic through and secure on the back with two further strips of felt. Stick them down using the glue gun.

Step 7:

Glue the felt circle (remember you want the elastic side on the outside!) onto the underside of the fascinator base with the glue gun (use step 2 for guidance). 

Step 8:

Attach the googly eyes to the front of the fascinator, curving the bottom row around to add effect. Bend the pipe cleaners into desired position – the front two legs coming over the face would work well.

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