Are you ready for a St. Patrick’s Day DIY bonanza!? (Hope you stocked your tool kit!) In true Studio DIY fashion, you’re in for two weeks of St. Patty’s appropriate DIY projects to get you ready for March 17th, and a few you can use for other parties throughout the year, too. Like this one, a rainbow fascinator! Rainbow hues certainly aren’t limited to just one day (Thank goodness!) and you could adapt this to all sorts of color palettes! Outside of an Irish bash, you could make them for a tea party, bridal shower or anything else that requires some fancy-pants hair ware! Let’s do this!
Tissue Paper in Rainbow Colors
Cut two six inch squares of each color of tissue paper. Pinch each square in the middle and tightly twist, as shown below.
Grab your red, orange and yellow tissues “poofs” (that’s six total!) and pinch them all together with your fingers. Twist them and then wrap tightly with tape. You won’t see the tape (it will be hidden under the tissue) so use as much as you need. Make sure the tape catches all six pieces by giving them a slight pull. If any come out, you’ll need to add more tape to secure them. Repeat this process with your green, blue and purple tissue poofs now.
Hot glue your red, orange and yellow section to your headband.
Now glue your green, blue and purple section going in the opposite direction to your headband. The two sections should overlap slightly when glued. Fan out your tissue poofs to cover your tape and to make sure you can see all the colors.
Put on your fascinator and get your party on!
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icing designs says
oh my…too fun!!! that is so colorful and cute!!
Bridgette Rutz says
adorable, so adorable!
This is awesome. I love it. So easy and colorful.
Oh you are too cute!
Aw shucks, thanks Tan! I’m just a five year old in a twenty-something’s body! =)
This is too cute!
We just had Mardi Gras in Sydney (huuuuuge gay pride parade and the whole city goes partying, everything is decorated with rainbows) – this would have been perfect!!! I’ll have to make one next year 🙂
Love it, Claire! Definitely bookmark this for next year! =)
I will make a fascinator this weekend for my daughter’s party next week.
Wonderful!! If you make one, Nina, be sure to send me a picture! I’d love to see it!
This is awesome! Great for parties!
Debie Grace says
I am pretty sure my niece will look good with this on her 6th birthday! Thanks for the idea. 😉
Heather - Chickabug says
I love the way this looks! Those colors are so pretty and vibrant! : )
Crystal @HelloCreativeFamily says
This is so pretty! My daughter would adore it. I think I’ll make her one to wear on St. Patrick’s Day!
I included it in a post I did with my favorite rainbow crafts, DIY projects and recipes! I’d love for you to take a peek and share if you think you’re audience would be interested in it.
This is really fun! I think I might try a similar color arrangement with tulle instead of tissue paper. It won’t be as bright since the tulle is pretty see throught but it will hold up better around water. 🙂 If I was going to be inside I would duplicate yours exactly. Thank you so much for the step by step images!