|Fascinators topped with purple Peeps|
Here is an after-the-fact Easter bonus for makers. Too late for this year's Easter parade but pin it or bookmark it for next year or revise the concept to suit another occasion.
These little headpieces bring new meaning to the expression, "I'll eat my hat." Technically, these are not hats they are "fascinators" — the little nonsense creations worn by the fashionable, by nobility attending a royal wedding, and by anyone who launches into the project below.
|Modeling a Peeps fascinator fashioned from felt and tulle.|
|Peeps fascinator using straw doll's hat and felt as base, embellished with tulle|
To make the hats, play with the tulle and felt (and straw hats if you have them) until you have something pleasing and stitch them together with a needle and thread. Use a glue gun to attach the Peeps and again to attach the entire hat to the headband. When gluing the hat to the headband, glue it slightly to one side of the arc or the other so the fascinator has a rakish tilt when worn.
|Adults in a variety of Peeps fascinators (click to enlarge)|
|Toddler sporting high-fashion fascinator|
|Made and modeled by a three-year-old|