OutsaPop Easter fascinator tutorial

OutsaPop Trashion Easter fascinator 1

Etsy had a meeting in Helsinki in February and I had the pleasure of meeting the very charming Matt Stinchcomb from Etsy Communities there. He asked me to make a trashion tutorial for Storque, How-To Tuesdays column. And so I did. Easter themed of course since spring is almost here. To me this was a huge honor as I´ve been a loyal shopper and supporter of Etsy for many years now and I feel it has made a huge difference in how DIY is seen and sold these days online.

Wearing fanciful fascinators is a guaranteed way to get attention. I prefer them to buying pretty shoes, as flaunty hair accessories are a sure way to crown any outfit and get noticed. They also easy and fast to make, suit any hair style and are much cooler to wear than hats. This hand-sewn fascinator is made to a round crafting felt base. They can be decorated with pretty much anything, including leftover fabrics, ribbons, cords and lace doilies... Anything lightweight will work! I enjoy a bit of humor in my dressing up, so I often use small toys, plastic flowers and other objects to decorate my fascinators.

Now I can walk around Helsinki with a birds nest or a black raven on my head and so can you!

See more, bigger and better photos at my Flickr galleries. Photos by Stella Harasek.


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  1. love your blog, cause the great dose of inspiration
    thank you
    I make DIY myself, and I thnik you may like it.
    I always inspired by things like biology, or physics, planets, stars and wild creatures.
    That's why i like your birdy hats so much.

  2. I like to make my own hats too, but if you don't have time, you can always buy a lovely Easter bonnet (complete with nest and eggs) at ShopCurious!

  3. Oh my grandfather was a milliner and he would love this fascinator! He loved anything creative and delicate. You are so talented.


  4. Hey I just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog! I love all the diy information, and the things you make. :)

  5. I just love these, especially this black one! I have to make one to myself =)

  6. Just came across your blog!

    It is lovely!


  7. I love it so much! Very whimsical and I adore birds.
    melina bee