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Do It Yourself Birdcage Veil

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

This subtle and pretty Do It Yourself Birdcage Veil is an alternative to the more traditional veil. A perfect finishing touch to your wedding day look. You can go ultra simple with a plain birdcage, or feminine and polished by adding an accent flower or two. To see more crafty do-it-yourself wedding projects click here.


1. Flower Cardboard Cutouts
2. Scissors
3. Needle & Thread
4. Cotton Fabric
5. Ribbon
6. 9″ Veiling Material
7. Metal Comb
8. 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 the flower shaped cutouts (from biggest 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.

A special thanks to our North Carolina photographers Hilton Pittman Photography for this crafty DIY along with Haut-Fin Designs.

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  1. 0. Gillian says:

    How cute is this?! Great idea.

  2. I can’t believe its so simple! The finished product looks so complex. Great DIY post!!

  3. 0. La Belle bride says:

    SO PRETTY! I made my own too!

  4. 0. Mila says:

    Ohhh this is the cutest veil I think I’ve ever seen!

  5. 0. Elia says:

    I think I just may have to try this! Awesome :)

  6. 0. g says:

    Beautiful design – simple, yet elegant. Fabulous photography.

  7. 0. Veronica says:

    Love the step by step directions, it is very easy to follow. Bird cage veils are becoming very popular as the vintage theme starts to really have a strong presence in the wedding industry. Great Post, and thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, I was toying with the idea of making my own (they can be so expensive!) but wasn’t confident. These step by step instructions are so very simple, I’m totally going to make my own.

  9. 0. Bel says:

    Amazing DIY!!! I love it!!

  10. 0. Sasha says:

    I thought this was easy an the step by step instructions were great. I can’t wait to put this on my fascinator that I’m making. Any good ideas for fascinators if so do tell……Sasha

  11. 0. Heather says:

    I am making this and I really love it! I used some lace in the flower too, and it looks so pretty. However, make sure that you get “milinery netting” and not just regular netting otherwise the veil doesn’t work very well, plus the unfinished edges are really irritating to the face!

  12. 0. Amanda says:

    I’m making this veil as we speak, and adding a little embellishments to it to make it my own. So easy! Love it

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