How to Make a Bird Cage Veil in 5 Easy Steps

 DIY bird cage veil for a hat or wedding veil comb.

Like for realsies easy. And this is all you need:

  • 9″ wide spool of bird cage netting (also called Russian netting or French netting interchangeably)
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Matching Thread
  • Ruler or measuring tape

STEP 1:  Use your measuring tape/ruler to cut an 18″ piece of netting

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STEP 2:  Count 7 holes down and follow the line of the netting to cut off the upper right corner. Repeat for the other side.

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STEP 3: Thread your needle and knot the end around the lower right corner of your netting.

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STEP  4 : Do a quick running stitch through the netting holes  pulling the thread to gather as you go.Go clockwise from the lower right corner to the lower left corner. Do not go across the bottom.

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STEP 5:  Pull your thread to gather your netting into a caged veil shape. Tie off the end and snip your thread. TIP: Gather the netting loosely if you’re going to attach it to a hat, gather it tightly if you’re going to attach it to a barrette.

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Now you’re ready to attach your veil to a hat, hair comb or clip.

I used this veil for my couture Eternal Love hat:

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