are your down with downton abbey?

I am officially, totally, and completely obsessed with Downton Abbey, now that I have watched it all – start to finish – in the last 3 weeks.

As with any good obsession, it leaks into other areas of your life – for me that means I am back to drinking hot tea regularly again and back to making massive hair fascinators.

This week on the Fiskateers website, lead Fiskateer Emma Jeffery is hosting a massive all-out Downton Abbey craft-a-thon, complete with projects, trivia, and challenges.  As part of that she asked me to do a small lesson on how I make my fascinators, to which I said yes.

hair, fascinators, downton abbey, crafting, hot glue, hair embellishments, hair accessories, feathers, flowers, bling, hair clips

Here is the video that I made for them, but this is only a very small part of what they have in store, so make sure you stop and take some time to enjoy the grandeur of the week.  I am having so much fun watching it all unfold and I hope you do too!  (Please excuse the very late-nightness of the video and the complete lack of proper hair and make-up…  it isn’t pretty.  You have been warned.)


  • Hot Glue
  • Fabric – satin and/or chiffon
  • Pre-Made flowers – I had Prima on hand
  • Bling – I used Bazzill
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Hair Clips
  • Flame source – either a lighter or candle
  • Heat-safe work surface


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