Post # 1
photo by Jenna at http://www.jennacole.com
Here’s the birdcage veil my mom and I made! The materials for the veil were very simple: $6 worth of French Netting from Fabrique, and some thread! I found the fascinator on Craig’s List, of all places, for $10. I love the theatrical size but beautiful nature of the flower, and the little pouf of netting that we left to frame the fascinator makes me smile.
I really should’ve documented the process of making this veil, but we essentially wove thread through the edge of one length of the 9" wide netting and then pulled it tight to the size of my head (I have a large noggin’, just for the record). The gathering is hidden by the fascinator, and the clip of the fascinator is doing double duty to hold the veil in place.
Has anyone else made their own birdcage veil, or another type of veil altogether? Were you happy with your results? I love my veil, but I especially love how much money I saved! Basically $6 in materials total!
Post # 3
I would love to hear more detailed info on what it takes to make one.
I want to make my own and have no idea how to do it.
Post # 4
I’m making my own. I’ll post it after I do. I’m doing it in a veil making class. I spent $4 on materials!
Post # 5
Oh that is sooooooo pretty! Great job!
Post # 6
that is great that you made your own. it’s horrible how people can charge so much for them!
Post # 7
Oh, I know. I must admit I felt a bit smug when a coworker bragged that she got her veil for a "great deal" for $150. I kept to myself my $6 veil price tag.
Post # 8
I would also love more detailed instructions on how to make one! Doctorgirl, where are you taking a veil making class?
Post # 12
it’s gorgeous! I am making my own as well, so I am around $6 or less 🙂
Post # 13
Seriously, someone please point me toward more detailed directions. I have the elements picked out, jsut need a bit of know how…I’m crafty, went to art school, but lord I need instructions 😉
Post # 14
that looks absolutely amazing!!!! wanna make me one? just kidding….but not really 🙂
Post # 15
beautiful! you should consider making and selling them on Etsy!
Post # 16
Gorgeous! And I must give a shout out for Dallas!!