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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Fancy Hunger Games Hats!!!

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Because obviously.
Enjoy ❤

MATERIALS USED:

worbla – black felt – birdcage netting – black ribbon – wooden skewer – black ribbon – gold liquid leaf

alligator hair clips – craft paint: black, red, yellow, white, asst. blues

TOOLS USED:

heat gun – hot glue gun – needle and thread – scissors

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Cut my shapes out of worbla. Used the heat gun to form the flat circles into rounded caps and curve the mockingjay emblems to the caps.

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Painted my mockingjay emblems referencing each of the novel covers.

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Covered caps in black felt. Also painted the inside with black craft paint.

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Cut the corners off apprx. 18″ of netting. Used a running stitch clockwise from corner A to corner B and gathered to form a birdcage veil.

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Used hot glue to assemble:  Attach the mockingjay emblems to the felt caps, then attached the birdcage veil underneath and used ribbon to cover the edges, then attached alligator clips to either side.

Note: You can get plain alligator clips- I just happened to have these ones,  which are meant for hair accessories that can also be worn as pins, left over from another project. 

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Hunger Games Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Catching Fire Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Mockingjay Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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