I love Mardi Gras. When else is it acceptable to have party on a Tuesday? AND, this is the first time in two years that I haven’t been pregnant on Mardi Gras (two different pregnancies, not only really long one, lol!). Things are going to get crazy!
Well, honestly, I don’t think my Mardi Gras 2013 will be wild and crazy, in the conventional sense. It will be wild and crazy in the domestic sense! So, even though I won’t be painting the town red I thought it would be nice to have a festive hair piece–and nothing says Mardi Gras to me like peacock feathers.
Since I didn’t have any real peacock feathers laying around, I decided to make some out of felt (of course).
This is a super easy project.
Step 1: cut out the feather. Each feather has three parts. The smallest (top) piece is felt. The middle piece is tulle (I used a cream sparkly tulle), and the bottom largest piece is felt.
Step 2: Arrange and pin to a large piece of felt, as shown below.
Step 3: Head over to the sewing machine and sew one straight line down the center of each feather. I pinned and sewed each line individually because they overlap a bit.
Step 4: Trim excess felt from the backing.
Step 5: Hand stitch a long piece of ribbon onto the back so that there is enough length to tie it around your head…and done!
I might not be in New Orleans this Mardi Gras, but wearing this I will be celebrating!
Thanks as always for being here,