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DIY veil by our friend Nicole

March 10, 2009

Finding the perfect accessory for your hair is tres important when it comes to completing your wedding day look. But as Nicole discovered while planning her September 2008 wedding in Sonoma, pretty veils, clips, and combs can be more expensive than you expect. She loves making jewelry for friends so decided she was up for the challenge of creating her own veil and like a handful of lovely blogging brides before her, (Peonies, Jamie, we’re talking to you), she made her own.


And she was nice enough to let Jillian come over on Sunday to watch her recreate her veil for those of you considering a project like this.

What you’ll need:
(and your supplies can vary depending on taste, of course)


Fabric: Tulle (be creative and select different sizes and textures to create contrast)
Beads/Gems (from your local bead shop. Rhinestones, crystals, clear beads add sparkle and a bit of elegance to your handmade creation)
Comb (Any beauty store or Target should have this)
Feathers (try craft stores, like Michaels)
White thread, sewing needle and fabric glue that dries clear

How To, from Nicole:

“First, I have to preface by saying there is no right or wrong way to do this project. It’s all about your preference how long or short you want to make your veil.

Step 1: Gather the materials and lay them out. You’ll want to cut the tulle in a few different sizes. This way you can play to see what combinations you like best.


Step 2: Once you have the combination you like, gather the tulle in a bunch on the comb so you can stitch the two parts together. Make sure it’s stitched tight. Play with the tulle to make sure it’s falling nicely across your face.


Step 3: Now you can begin to add gems and feathers. You’ll want to add a cluster of gems on top of the comb to hide your stitching. Then add rhinestones and feathers to your liking.


Step 4: Tuck the comb into your hair and drape tulle in front of your face…You’re done!”

See how pretty Nicole looks at her wedding? We have more pretty photos of her wedding on the way.


Bottom photos by Lydia Daniller.