IT’S WEDDING SEASON! While I am not married or getting married just yet, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding just recently, and I hosted her Bachelorette party! I’ll have another post on hosting the party, but for now I’m going to show you how I made a party veil for my lovely bride!
- 1 headband
- Tulle (amount is determined on how big you would like the veil to be)
- Ribbon in the wedding colour
- Letters (I spelled out “BRIDE” but you can put anything you want)
- Acrylic paint (I chose white)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glitter Spray
First you want to take your letters and paint them, and after they have dried, glitter spray the heck out of them! Make them glitter and shine just like your bride!
TIP: Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area, that stuff is potent!
I put 5-6 coats of glitter spray on the letters to get the desired effect I was looking for, so drying times will vary.
Next, warm up that hot glue gun and start measuring and cutting your tulle. I had leftover panels of tulle from an Aunt’s wedding, but you can buy the tulle in rolls such as this and then you’ll only have to worry about length. Start adding sections and layers of tulle to your headband until you have the desired amount of pouf to your veil.
TIP: Tulle doesn’t provide a great barrier between the hot glue and your fingers, be careful when attaching the tulle to the headband.
After one layer of tulle, don’t mind my craft room.
Two layers of tulle.
After two layers of tulle I was pretty happy with how big the veil was looking, based on how I thought my bride would be comfortable, as well as the activities I had planned for her bachelorette.
Next, take the ribbon and measure it to the length of the amount of tulle you have, and start hot gluing it to the headband in sections. Your goal is to make it sit in it’s individual pieces down the bride’s back, so you may need to hot glue it in place further down the veil.
The back view.
Once you are satisfied with your ribbon, it is time to attach the letters. The trick here is to attach enough hot glue so your letters will stick, but not so much hot glue that all you see is big globs of glue. Take your time and add small amounts of hot glue at a time and hold your letter in place, you want each of them to line up as nicely as possible and most importantly stay attached!
All of the letters attached.
After my letters were attached and definitely staying, I took the entire veil outside so I could take the glitter spray too it! If you know me, you know I love my glitter spray!
Then I let it dry outside for about 20 minutes (it was pretty windy that day).
And Voila! A DIY Bachelorette Party Veil! (ft. my cluttered fridge)
What are your favourite uses for tulle? Let me know in the comments!!