Weddings can already be so expensive with big ticket items like the venue, catering, dress and flowers. Consider being budget friendly when it comes to your hairstyle! Even if you pay to get your wedding updo done, you can always make a DIY wedding hairpiece for an affordable price that still looks high end for your big day!
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For weeks before our September 22nd wedding I saw lots of DIY hairpiece and DIY fabric flower projects around the wedding and as a crafty bride, I knew I could put these concepts together to make a DIY wedding hairpiece for my big day!
- Satin fabric
- Tulle Fabric
- Misc beads, pearls
- Hair clip
Trace and cut different sized circles of satin fabric. I traced different lids and rolls of tape I had in the house as my different sizes.
Light a candle and wait a few minutes for it to heat up. Bring the fabric circle NEAR the candle, but not too close to the flame. You’ll see when it gets near the heat that it will start to curl up slightly. Make sure you don’t set your fabric on fire! :)
Repeat this action for all different sized circles.
Layer your fabric circles together. Cut circles of the tulle fabric and mix it into the stack of layered fabric to form a flower shape. Sew these layers together with a similar color of thread.
Sew beads and pearls in the middle of the flower to accent.
Sew hair clip onto the back of the flower.
( photo credit: Brad Ross Photography)
The best part? The total cost for this item was $1.53 in fabric (I already had the beads and hair clip).
This was literally my first attempt at this type of craft and I was happy with the result (aka it’s not so hard!)