The Kentucky Derby may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some pretty attire to enjoy in the meantime! The Cricut blog featured this gorgeous set of Kentucky Derby fascinators a few years ago — and it continues to be a favorite. Using larger-than-life paper flowers for a Kentucky Derby hat is a wonderful place to explore your creativity as you could pick any frosted paper flower patterns, enlarge, cluster, and attach.
May the horse be with you
For these three paper flower Kentucky Derby fascinators, I decided to use white paper and mix shades of bright pink and raspberry for the first two hats, then a mix of gold and copper foil card stocks for the third. Shaping pink tulle and white birdcage netting into the design added some derby style as all the components were secured onto the headbands with hot glue. If you already have a hat and would like to add some derby drama, this technique of making oversized paper flowers will decorate your hat in style.
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- 12″ x 12″ Cardstock – White (10 sheets), Various shades of pink (9 sheets), Copper Foil + Various shades of metallic (5 sheets)
- Plastic Headbands (3)
- 24-Gauge Floral Wire – White
- White Birdcage Netting
- Pink Tulle
- Bobby Pins
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Just wondering if you could make these fascinators with crepe paper instead of paper?
Sure, but I would use a crepe paper pattern and just enlarge them. These patterns are not set up for crepe.