Creating a Wedding Veil Keepsake
Wedding Veil DIY
Homemade Wedding Veil Keepsakes
A homemade wedding veil keepsake is something special that you can make for yourself or a special future bride in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful homemade wedding veil and save yourself a lot of money. You can easily make a wedding veil at home with the right wedding veil pattern and sewing materials in no time at all. Making your own bridal veil not only saves you money, but this is something from your wedding that can be handed down as a keepsake that will be treasured for generations to come. Read on and I'll teach you how easy it is to make a homemade wedding veil or an easy to make bridal headpiece. An inexpensive wedding veil keepsake is one that will be perfect for your wedding day!
Making a Wedding Veil Keepsake
How to Make a Bridal Veil
To get started in making a bridal veil, you'll need a beautiful hair clip. If you have long hair a large clip is necessary; for short hair a small clip will do fine. The clips should be the type that you squeeze to open the jaw of the clip, but the handles of the clip should be as small as possible.
Purchase fine white netting at a fabric store to use for the veil. The netting can have little rhinestones, or pearls, or touches of glitter to the wedding veil or leave it plain. Cut a large circle, about 30" in diameter, or larger if you want the veil to hang longer, and scrunch up the middle, then hot glue it to the top of the clip. Take care not to drip glue into the spring mechanism of the clip, but instead, glue to the insides of the clip handle. To hide the clip, you can make a netting bow to place on top of the wedding veil. To make the bow, cut three circles: a 4", 5" and 6". Stack the 4" on the 5" and put them both on the 6" circle. Put thumb and first finger together to make an "O". Now poke the three layers downward into the "O". From underneath grab the middle of the three layers and tie them off. They will now form a blossom that can be attached to the top of the wedding veil.
Large barrettes can be purchased at a beauty supply store; then you can add your veil. Scrunch the wedding veil material onto the barrette with glue. You don't have to scrunch the veil, which brings it up slightly on the sides; you can glue it to the barrette, then place ribbons, beads or other adornments to cover the glued area.
A simple wedding veil can be made that lays upon the head with bobby pins to hold it in, but you can dress it up with ribbons on top or a netting bow.
Another easy way to make a wedding veil is to purchase a small pillbox-type of hat; then attach the netting to the hat. The netting can be stitched on and later removed to wear the hat again, or it can be permanently glued on.
Another very easy wedding veil design is to stitch a ponytail tie or piece of elastic to the underneath part of the netting. When time to wear it, pull some or all of the hair up in the tie with the wedding veil attached.
DIY Wedding Veil
Homemade Bridal Veil
Easy to Make Bridal Headpiece
You can also use a headband to make your wedding veil. They are very inexpensive and come in varieties that are thin or wide, cloth or plastic. Headbands are absolutely the best way for making a quick and beautiful veil. Fold the netting in half, crease, position the crease on top of the headband, and then glue into place. Now cover the entire top portion of the headband by attaching sequin or rhinestones - even glitter paint. Spray adhesive works the best for gluing the netting onto the hard plastic type of headbands; fabric glue works for cloth bands. The netting can also be sewn to the bands or hot glue can be used on the fabric headbands.
Homemade Wedding Veil
How to Make a Bridal Veil
Vintage Wedding Veil
Vintage Wedding Veils, Hats, & Headpieces
Maybe your wedding veil of choice will be a blast from the past. Lovely vintage wedding veils, headpieces, and hats from years ago would make a nice touch to a Victorian style wedding.
Bridal Veils for Those Who Can't Sew
Okay. Let's say you can't sew at all! Maybe you consider yourself someone that isn't very creative and just throw your arms up in the air at the thought of making anything homemade because it's simply not your thing. Well ladies, don't despair. There is help for you, too.
If your wedding budget is rather limited and you want to save a few bucks, the cost of your wedding dress, shoes, and veil might need to be addressed. Of course, the wedding dress has to truly stand out and is the main attraction of any wedding, so we can't cut costs there. The wedding veil and bridal shoes are two places that costs can actually be cut without making any major sacrifices.
You might want to purchase a wedding veil and add your own special flavor to it! Pick out a very simple and inexpensive bridal headpiece, bridal veil, or wedding hat on ebay or Amazon. Clip on a favorite little pin and you've made it your own. Maybe a little keepsake brooch from grandma tacked onto a a headband would be a nice touch. Your dress is going to take center stage anyway.