PW Guide Article: How to Make a Birdcage Veil

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How to Make a Birdcage Veil

Get the vintage look yourself for just $20!

How to Make a Birdcage Veil article photo
photo by: Jordan Ferney


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Posted on June 4, 2010 at 10:59 am
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someones_lost_angel
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beautiful veil! maybe I will try to make my own and see how it turns out!!! :) thanks for posting!!!

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:52 am
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perfect! I've been looking for the shape to cut it- did you use 9" or 18" wide?

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:59 am
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great article! birdcage veils are sooooo pretty!!

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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How long are each of the sides? What should we cut them to? Thanks so much! This is SO helpful!!!!

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm
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It appears that for a 2 foot piece of material, the cutting specifics are:  1.  on the top edge, measure in 6 inches on each side and mark.  2.  On the left side beginning at her Point A, measure up the raw edge 12 inches.  3.  Draw a light line from the 12 inch point on the raw edge on the left side to the left side mark on the top edge.  4.  Repeat Step 2 on the right side, marking that 12 inch point starting upwards from her Point B.  5.  Draw a light line from the 12 inch point on the raw edge on the right side to the right side mark on the top edge.


This should give you the correct shape and removes a huge fold that appears on either side of the veil when placed on your head if you do not make the "cut in" adjustment.  


If you chose to do the 16 inch veil, then I would suggest that you decrease the 2 inches on both the measurement from points A & B rather than the "angled" cut.  

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:09 am
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I loved this idea and I was able to do it for only 11 bucks versus Davids Bridal prcing of 120.00

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:25 am
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Awesome!

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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This is great!!  Thanks so much!  I really wanted to make my own to save money, and now I can! :)

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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Thank you so much for this post!  I can't wait to make my own veil and have it perfectly tailored to me!

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 7:53 am
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i love it!

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 10:43 am
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Great idea!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 6:46 am
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This is one of the things I've always known I've wanted, and I'm SUPER excitedto make it myself! Thanks!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 9:46 am
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awesome idea!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm
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Saving this thread!  I am going to attempt to do this myself - can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for in the past 2 months.  ;)  Thanks for posting.

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm
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I love the vintagey look of this veil! I'm going to try it this weekend!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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Wonderful! Great way to get the bird cage veil on a budget.

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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Great!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm
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I love this veil!!  

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 5:14 am
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i feel like I've seen this post 10 times!!

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm
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Love the birdcage veils!! Thanks so much!

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm
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