Friday, 1 February 2013

Helping you out with your big day: a DIY birdcage veil

Is this your summer of love? If you’re heading down the aisle this year you’ll know just how costly planning a wedding can be. That’s why DIY projects like this Birdcage Veil from Wedding Chicks are such gems. They help you to create something exquisite for less.

You’ll need:
  • Flower Cardboard Cut-outs
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • 9″ (approx. 23 cm) Veiling Material
  • Metal Comb
  • Alligator Clip

  • To make the flower:  
    Make flower shaped cut-outs from scrap cardboard pieces. Lay cardboard cut-outs onto cotton fabric and trace the flower shapes. Cut out flower shapes.
    Stack the flower shaped cut-outs from biggest on bottom to smallest on top.
    Fold stack of flowers in half. Fold in half two more times. Holding the base of the flower, use your other hand to gently peel the petals outward to make it “bloom”.
    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:   
    Cut out a 12″ (approx. 30 cm) piece of 9″ veiling material. 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.
    Gently gather that end of veiling together, stitch the gathered part together, then tie a knot to secure it in place.
    Place a 3″ (approx. 7.5 cm) piece of ribbon at gathered end of veiling. Fold both sides of ribbon toward the middle of the ribbon itself and stitch together. Repeat these steps again on the other end of the veiling.
    Cut out a small piece of cotton fabric and place inside an alligator clip.
    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). Sew the flower to the side with the alligator clip. 
    Sew a metal comb to the ribbon on the other end of the veiling.
Planning a wedding on budget can be a chore. That is why we’re happy to be able to supply you with high quality bridal statins, chiffons and more at amazingly low prices. Give us a call on our GOLDEN NUMBER (0861 322 839 | 0861 FAB TEX) and we’ll see what we can do to make your big day the stuff of dreams. You can also send us a FRIEND REQUEST on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and stay up to date with the latest news and specials.

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