DIY Birdcage Veil & Hairpiece
Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:23 PM
Since I had such a hard time finding information on how to create your own birdcage veil online, I thought I would share this here.
It was actually pretty simple, and if I had of been able to find the netting in the width that I wanted, it would be practically no work at all!
I live in Toronto, and I got all of my supplies at Sussman's bridal on Queen St. W. I bought a little extra of everything in case I made a mistake and the total cost was about $60.
The 1st step was to cut the 1yrd of netting into half and then very carefully sew it together by putting a running stitch through each square (I actually knotted every few squares). Because I wanted at least 15" width and this was only 9" I had to do this. There will be a slight seam, but you won't even notice it.
Next, add on the metal hair comb at the width you like and attach by very carefully hot gluing it.
For the flower/fascinator, these are the materials I started with:
Feathers of different variations, silk flowers, felt to create the 'base':
Start by gluing the longest feathers to the felt base.
Then I put a few stitches in this to make is sit circular:
And again with the next layer:
Add the metal clip (hotglue again):
Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:28 PM
Basically just set it as you want and put the comb in your hair and pin it down as appropriate.
I will also be adding scattered rhinestones to it (very carefully with the hot glue).
Sorry the pics are a little yecky, it was 2am! lol
Oh and a little hairpiece I made with the leftovers! Will maybe use for the bachelorette or something!
Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:30 PM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:20 PM
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