Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

Rather than overload you with a lot of wedding goodness today, I wanted to showcase this adorable and super easy DIY I stumbled across a few weeks ago! This is a darling birdcage veil DIY! I think it'd be so cute to do in different colors for different occasions. Why save all the pretty for the wedding day?!

DIY Birdcage Veil

Needed Supplies:
  • Flower Cardboard Cutouts
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • 9" Veiling Material
  • Metal Comb
  • Alligator Clip

To make the flower:
1. Make flower shaped cutouts from scrap cardboard pieces.
2. Lay cardboard cutouts onto cotton fabric and trace the flower shapes.
3. Cut out flower shapes.

4. Stack them from largest on bottom to smallest on top.

5. Fold stack of flowers in half.
6. Fold in half two more times.
7. Holding the base of the flower, use your other hand to gently peel the petals outward to make it "bloom".

8. Continue holding the base of the flower, and stitch the base together (going back and forth several times), then tie a knot to secure it in place.

To make the bandeau birdcage:

1. Cut out a 12″ piece of 9″ veiling material.
2. Thread a needle and tie the loose end of the thread onto one end of netting, forming a knot.  Stitch in and out, going through every four gaps.

3. Gently gather that end of veiling together, stitch the gathered part together, then tie a knot to secure it in place.

4. Place a 3″ piece of ribbon at gathered end of veiling.  Fold both sides of ribbon toward the middle of the ribbon itself and stitch together.
5. Repeat these steps again on the other end of the veiling.

6. Cut out a small piece of cotton fabric and place inside an alligator clip.

7. Place one side of the gathered veiling on top of the alligator clip, and sew it tightly to the small piece of cotton fabric (the top of the alligator clip is in the middle of these two pieces).

8. Sew the flower to the side with the alligator clip.
9. Sew a metal comb to the ribbon on the other end of the veiling.

What do you think? Something you might give a go?!

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