DIY Birdcage Veil | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Here are a few different ideas and instruction on DIY bridal birdcage veils. Enjoy!

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Materials & Tools

-4×4 Square of felt

-1/2 yd of 9 or 8” wide Russian veiling

-Hat combs (optional, bobby pins may substitute)

-Fabric glue

-Good luck charm

-3 silk or fabric flowers, source: craft store, tinseltrading.com

-8 filler flowers, millinery or small silk flowers work well

-Needle & thread

-Scissors

-Straight pins

-Ruler/ measuring tape

Instructions

Step 1-Cut heart from felt using template or freehand

Step 2-Cut veiling to 14” piece, if you want a fuller veil add an inch or two, demonstrate fullness by gathering the fabric in one hand. When cutting, be sure to cut just below the “knots”

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Step 3-With needle and thread make a continuous running stitch starting with a cut edge, then work needle along one finished edge and thru the other cut edge. Leaving opposite finished edge open. Be sure to catch each stitch through the “knots” of the veiling.

Step 4- Gather to fit on felt heart, then tack down by stitching with needle and thread. At this point play with veiling and placement using a model head or in the mirror. If using combs, attach now to opposite side of heart that veil is attached to.

Steps 5 & 6-Pin flowers to heart, on top of veiling to figure out best placement, then tack down with needle and thread or glue into place.

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Step 7-Once main flowers are set into place add filler flowers, good luck charms or trims to your liking. Set flowers by gluing stem ends and sticking them in-between main flowers. Charms or trims can be added with needle and thread.

Thanks to www.oncewed.com for this beautyful idea!

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Cost breakdown

french netting: $4/yd (used less than half)-ebay

flower: $1-Michaels w/ coupon

feathers: $1 Michaels w/ coupon

clip for bidcage: $2 for pack of use (used only 1)-Michaels

button (center of flower)-free (my extra button stash)

Thanks to www.weddingbee.com for this idea!

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DIY Birdcage Veil

For the sake of time, we purchased the ready-made veil from Michaels ($15) and spruced it up with our own flowers but it is very possible to create your own veil with a hair clip and french netting obtained from online. Click here for a great tutorial on making the veil out of netting.

DIY Birdcage Veil

The hardest thing about creating this birdcage headpiece is likely going to be the part that entails choosing the perfect flowers to use. The rest is just a matter of cutting the stems off the flowers and glue-gunning the operation down.

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And voila!

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Here’s a sneak peak from the aforementioned weekend wedding photo shoot with our bride positively glowing in her custom birdcage headpiece.

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Thanks to www.i61studio.com for this great idea!

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So one of my closest friends is getting married next year and since I am probably the most craft-y person in her bridal party I volunteered my services to help her make 2 DIY projects – 1st the Birdcage Veil, 2nd a more traditional tulle veil.  Since I’ve never made any veil before I looked at OnceWed.com for basic directions and made a couple of modifications as I went.

Materials:

1/2 yard of 9” wide Russian Veiling – You can buy this on Etsy or at specialty fabric stores like Mood

1 sheet of felt (cut into 2 4”x4” squares) – we used a navy blue to be her “something blue”

Needle & Thread

2 Small Hat Combs – Purchased from Etsy

Scissors

Fabric Glue

Measuring Tape

Silk Flowers and anything else you might want to add

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The first thing I did was cut 2 hearts out of the 4”x4” squares of felt that are the same shape. 1 will serve as extra stability and to cover up any unattractive stitches later on.

Cut a 14” piece of the veil (you can add an inch or 2 for fullness).  Cut the veiling right above the little knots where the “X” of the veiling comes together.

With a needle make a running stitch through one of the cut ends of the veiling and secure to the felt.

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Repeat on the other side.

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You can make a running stitch through the finished upper edge of the veil to gather in the fabric and tack the edge to the felt heart.  Place the heart on your head in the mirror to determine if you like the positioning of the veiling and re-distribute and add more tacks as necessary.

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On the other felt heart secure the hat combs with needle and thread.  I angled them to help ensure they will stay in place on the big day.  Put this aside for the time being.

We found our flowers at Walmart and they were slightly too big so we removed some of the petals to make them the desired size.

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Arrange the flowers on the veil and pin them in place.  Make sure you try it on to make sure they are in the ideal location.  Using needle and thread or fabric glue you can secure the flowers into place.  I personally felt safer using needle and thread to make sure it wouldn’t easily come apart. Using fabric glue or needle and thread attach the other heart that has the combs attached into place.

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Voila! Check out the finished product.  We may add some additional accent flowers as the big day approaches and the wedding décor has been nailed down but for now we kept it simple.

Thanks to www.sugarrockcatwalk.blogspot.com for this Idea!

Your Perfect Day…because you deserve it!

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