I've mentioned before that I was at the foot of the pyramids in Egypt for the millennium new year, and then in Times Square, New York the following year. I was also at the bow of a huge cruise ship one year, just me the stars, and the water below, sailing into the future. Another was spent at a Buddhist Temple in Japan, ringing a gigantic bell, sending my New Years wishes out to the universe.
Not too long after that I moved back to Saskatchewan. And although I do love my country and my province, I have to say that since my return, New Years eve celebrations have been a little less than fascinating.
I usually look forward to a comfy night at home, on the couch, with lots of junk food, and lots of reruns of some TV show.
This year, I'll probably end up doing the same thing, but I thought why not do it in style? So I made a fascinator.
If you want to add a little extra ooompf to your party dress here's what you'll need:
1) Remove any embellishments from your headband.
My head band also had some ribbon covering the ends. I only removed the front part because I wanted to glue this back on afterwards. I thought it might help make it more comfortable on my head.
Also, don't worry if you're left with a bit of a mess. It's all going to be covered up in the end and no one will even see this.
2) Lay your pretty ribbon across your headband to measure how much you'll need and then cut. Next, use a hot glue gun to glue ribbon to the head band. Re-glue or add the ribbon to the ends if you want a softer fit.
I wasn't sure this was going to work because the feathers were so stiff and the head band so rounded, but the hot glue did the trick. I did end up snipping off the bottom pieces a little bit though.