Make your child feel like a princess with a dress-up wedding veil.
To toddlers or preschoolers, a bride is akin to a fairytale princess. If your daughter seems fascinated by brides, let her dress as one whenever the urge strikes with a homemade, dress-up wedding veil. Most adult wedding veils are attached to a hair comb, but these can be difficult for a toddler or preschooler to use. A headband is a far more practical option for this age group. They are easier to put on, less likely to fall out, and much more comfortable to wear.
1Cut two pieces of white tulle with scissors so that they measure 2-feet by 6-feet each.
2Lay the two pieces of tulle on top of each other and fold the long side in half.
3Sew a casing from one end of the tulle to the other, one-quarter to half-inch down from the tulle's fold. The size of the casing will depend on the thickness and width of the headband you are using. It should be just large enough for the headband to fit through.
4Thread the tulle's casing onto the headband, bunching it as you go.
5Push both ends of the casing up towards the center of the headband, leaving a quarter of the headband bare at either end. Secure each end in place with clothes pins.
6Measure from one end of the headband to the other and add a half inch, using the measuring tape. Cut a piece of white ribbon to that length. The additional half-inch of ribbon will compensate for the additional bulk of the tulle.
7Run a thick line of hot glue with the glue gun along the backside of the ribbon and along the tulle that sits on top of the headband.
8Press one end of the ribbon on one end of the headband, then guide it up along the headband, pressing firmly down as you go. Remove each clothes pin when you get to it.
9Hot glue small silk rosettes, fake flowers or beads along the top center of the headband for embellishment.
10Cut six inches off the bottom of the top piece of tulle, cut four inches off the next piece of tulle and cut two inches off the third piece of tulle. The fourth piece of tulle will remain as is. This will create a voluminous tiered veil, just like the ones your child has seen real brides wear!
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- White tulle
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- White headband
- Two clothes pins
- White ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Small silk rosettes, fake flowers or beads