DIY Ideas From Off White Weddings

September 14, 2009

I have to say sorry I haven’t been as bloggy the past few days. I have been super busy, super tired and trying to sort out some super new plans for brand Rock n Roll Bride.

Firstly I wanted to say that Rock n Roll Bride has been nominated for a Blog Award! I’m pretty excited as it’s the first one I’ve ever been considered for. I don’t know who nominated me but if it was you thanks so much! I would super duper appreciate it if you took 2 seconds to click this link and vote for me!

Secondly behold another new series – oh yes. The very gorgeous Hillary from Off White Wedding contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing some of her DIY ideas with you all. After seeing her faaabulous snap station and trifle buffet on The Bride’s Cafe there was no way I was going to refuse! Hillary has put together a little tutorial to show you how you can make your very own birdcage veil. I hope you enjoy it!

♥ 25×15 in piece of tulle in whatever color you wish. Be subtle or be bold! (I got my Tulle at Joanne’s but any well stocked fabric store should have it)
♥ Hair comb, plastic or metal (I found mine at Target)
♥ Embellishment flowers of your choice in coordinating color (mine from Joann’s)
♥ Needle and matching thread to tulle (contrasting color shown in how-to so you can see it!) 

clara bouquet

♥ Cut an 15×25 piece of tulle. It’s pretty much one size fits all, I tried it on five different women and it fit everyone.

clara lean

♥ Accordion fold  the tulle across one of the 15 inch sides (fold like you would if making a paper fan)

veil-accordion fold

♥ Fold the accordion folded edge over ¼ -1/2 inch and secure with a few stitches of thread.  Repeat with other 15 inch side.

veil fold

♥ Make a running stitch every inch or so (just in and out of the tulle) on the top edge of the tulle on the 25 inch side. 

veil running stitch

♥ Pull the thread so the tulle gathers all together snugly at the top and stitch together so it’s a small little bunch of tulle. You have essentially gathered the top edge of the tulle and both of the side edges, leaving the bottom edge alone

veil edges sewn together

♥ Sew the bunched up tulle onto the middle of the comb, sewing in and out of the teeth of the comb.

veil front of combveil back of comb stiching

♥ Attach embellishment flowers by sewing them onto the tulle. 

veil flower stitchclara back of veilclara back of veil 2clara side view

Thanks to much to Hillary for all her hard work on this!

Photo Credit: Jess Epstein
DIY Tutorial by: Off White Wedding

I would love to share more DIY tutorials (with a rock n roll twist of course!) on the blog. If you are interested in contributing, don’t be shy – just drop me and email already!