Halloween Ribbon Fascinators and Brooches

brooch and fascinator

For my Terrorific Tuesday project this week, I wanted to feature my cute little ribbon creations. Making these is so (or should I say sew?) much fun. Here’s how I made them:

What you need:
– various ribbons (I like all sizes, usually wide for the base rosette)
– needle and thread
– glue gun
– scissors
– Liquid Fusion Glue
– Buttons and rhinestones in various sizes
– pinbacks
– bobby pins
– felt in coordinating colors

What you do:
1. Cut approximately 1 foot of the wide 1.5″ ribbon. Knot and thread your needle with thread (I used basic white thread, but if you have the coordinating color, I would use that).
2. At one end of the ribbon, start hand stitching at the bottom edge of your ribbon to the other side.
3. Gather into rosette shape and securely sew in place. Cut thread.
4. Cut 4 strips ribbon into approximately 6″ strips. Fold over and glue gun into loops. Glue all loops together, evenly spacing them into a flower shape. Glue gun on top of other rosette shape you have made.
5. Layer stacks of buttons and/or rhinestones on top of each other. Glue together wiht Liquid Fusion Glue. Center and glue on top of rosettes.
6. Cut out a felt circle approximately 1.5″ to 2″ wide. Flip over layered creation and use glue gun to glue felt to ribbon. Glue on pin back or bobby pin. See below:

brooche and fascinator backs
7. Proudly wear your creation like I did below!

wearing rosette

You can also add these to hairbands or ponytail holders. Another way to accessorize with them would be to add them to a choker necklace, shoes, or make a cool wrist corsage!

Hope you enjoyed this Halloween accessory!

Until next time Swellions!


Halloween Swirly Doily Purse

Halloween Swirl Purse

Looking for a sweet little purse for the Fall season? This cute little creation is sophisticated, fun, and oh-so sassy. Perfect for young and old, it’s a great alternative to that busting at the seams purse you’ve been toting around!

Halloween Swirl Doily Purse

What you need:
– Cigar box purse (I purchased mine at Michaels)
– black and orange acrylic paint
Black glitter Tulip 3-D Fashion Paint
– Foam brush
– Spray sealer
– Liquid Fusion glue
– small crocheted doilies (I would give you a tutorial, but I don’t know how to crochet! My friend Katie made me a handful of these crocheted creations!)
– buttons, rhinestones, and small embellishments for centers of doilies

What you do:
1. Paint entire base of purse with black acrylic paint using foam brush. Paint handle with orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
2. Squeeze Tulip 3-D Fashion Paint out onto paint and use foam brush to apply it all over base of purse.
3. Once dry, create a freehand swirl design all over front of purse with 3-D Fashion Paint. Let dry.
4. Lay out what you want and play around with design for doily centers. Glue elements like buttons together using Liquid Fusion. Let dry and then glue your elements to the the middle of your doilies.
5. Adhere doilies to purse front with Liquid Fusion. Let dry.

I think this purse would look cute dressed up or down. It’s perfect those who love a little Halloween fashion accent, but don’t like to dress up in costume!

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Check back next hour for another Spooktastic craft idea!