I have my very last wedding DIY project to share with you all today! I will be doing a round-up next week of all the projects I made for our wedding with pictures of them in use on the big day :)
I knew I did NOT want to buy a wedding veil. I did not feel like paying over $100 bucks just for some tulle.
Luckily, hubby's mother let me use hers! Isn't it great??
Haha, ok. Well, maybe not great for the 21st century. It wasn't actually even a veil, but more of a wedding cap. Check out that poof on the top of my head!! Apparently my new MIL spent more on this hat than her actual dress!
Luckily, she was very nice and told me I could do whatever I wanted with it. Cut it up including!
So here was my game plan: use some tulle from her veil and use the pretty comb from my sister's old veil:
Not the best picture, but the comb had lots of sparkle and some little pearls that matched the beading on my dress perfectly!
I was actually very worried about this project. I saved it until like two weeks before the wedding and was like....I know it can't be THAT hard but I've never made a veil before!! Luckily, it really wasn't hard and I figured it out easily. I didn't take pictures of the process (bad blogger) because I was in my how-am-i-ever-going-to-finish-everything-for-this-wedding panic mode...so I just banged it out. Here's a quick explanation though.
I cut off the top layer of tulle from the puffy wedding cap. I trimmed off the ugly finishing it had on the end and just did a clean cut and left the end raw. The tulle was shaped was like a very long rectangle with a curved bottom.
I grabbed a long piece of thread and ran it through the top of the tulle, and gathered the tulle to the middle.
I then took the ends of the tread and used it to start sewing the tulle onto the comb. This is what it looked like from the back (not really the prettiest, but hey no one saw the back it was in my hair!)
The end result?
A beautiful veil for my wedding day - that didn't cost me a thing :) Horray for repurposing! And a MIL and sister willing to part with their old veils.
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