3 Royal-Inspired Fascinators You Can Make

Channel your inner princess with a DIY hair accessory that’s sure to turn heads.

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The Brits are famous for their eccentric taste in headwear. Remember Princess Beatrice's notorious "toilet seat" hat she wore to Prince William's wedding? (We sure do.) Turns out, hats are more than just a fashion choice for British royal women — they're actually required to wear them to all official occasions. So why not get a little creative?

You and I might not be royals, but that doesn't mean we can't dress like one! Check out a few of our favorite royal fascinators below, then click through to learn how to recreate them for your next "hats-required" party.

Simple + Stylish

Photo by: Getty Images/Chris Jackson PT

Getty Images/Chris Jackson PT

Inspiration: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Kate was the epitome of stylish glam when she wore a custom Gina Foster design to her cousin-in-law Zara Phillips' wedding in 2011. While the hat set the duchess back about $700, you can craft your own using a dollar store place mat.

DIY Place Mat Fascinator

DIY Place Mat Fascinator

Copy one of Kate Middleton’s most iconic looks by turning a dollar store place mat into a stunning hair accessory.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

What You'll Need

  • round white woven place mat
  • 2 metal hair clips
  • large faux yellow rose
  • cheesecloth
  • white craft felt
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Bold Butterflies

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Getty Images/AFP

Inspiration: Princess Beatrice

Known for her wild style, the Queen's granddaughter channeled her inner "monarch" in this over-the-top Philip Treacy butterfly headpiece. Recreate this colorful designer look using cardstock, puffy paint and a few other basic craft supplies.

DIY Butterfly Fascinator

DIY Butterfly Fascinator

Copy Princess Eugenie’s head-turning royal wedding look using cardstock and puffy paint.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

What You'll Need

  • half foam sphere
  • metal hair clip
  • card stock in various colors
  • hot glue gun (low setting)
  • felt sheet
  • pencil
  • black paint pen or permanent marker
  • white puffy paint
  • black spray paint
  • scissors
  • floral wire

Feeling Feathery?

Photo by: Getty Images

Getty Images

Inspiration: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Kate made a subtle yet sophisticated statement when she stepped out in this beautiful, feathered fascinator. Make your own for less than $5!

DIY Feather Fascinator

DIY Feather Fascinator

Channel your inner Kate Middleton with a stylish hair accessory you can make from craft store materials.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

What You'll Need

  • 2 long, brown faux feathers
  • 3 small faux feathers
  • sparkling costume jewels
  • 2 black metal hair clips
  • black self-adhesive felt sheet
  • black netting fabric
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

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