- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I’m having a 1950’s Hollywood Glamour themed wedding in a small local movie theatre in…22 days!! 🙂
Of course, when you think of old hollywood glamour, you think of low back dresses, bow-ties, and birdcage veils. Well, I’m not having any of that! 😉
Haha, I have a lovely halter dress with a hand-kerchief skirt, my guys are really too big and too tall to wear bow-ties, and I’m wearing my mother’s veil (for the ceremony at least).
However, I wanted my bridesmaids to have some little addorable birdcage veils to wear for the ceremony. But, no matter hard I tried, they were too big–russian netting doesn’t look so good unless there’s enough of it, and it wasn’t as if THEY were getting married….Finally, it hit me! All I really wanted was to have some russian netting invovled. So I used some netting, some feathers, some super fake jewels, some embrodery thread, some hot glue, and some paint!!
All right, here we go:
Step 1) Use any hair comb (mine are the fancy-shmancy cloth covered ones, but you can honestly use any kind.). Take about 1/2 a yard (match to your specific standards though–more=more bow) and tie it into a bow. Attach bow to hair comb using embrodery thread (it can be any color. You’re going to cover it anyway).
Step 2) Attach feathers! Alrighty, now this part gets a little tricky. And I only say tricky because it depends on what kinds of feathers you can get your hands on, and how much you want. I used a bag of single feathers for the red (trimmed to the fluffiest parts), and for the white background I used the kind that are attached on a ribbon (the kind you use to attache to shoes, lampshades…I don’t know, other stuff?). I think the ribbon really helps to keep you from burning your fingers! So, just hot glue your base color feathers on first (If you’re using the ribbon-type, be sure to fold it over one or two times, glue that closed, THEN glue this one. Your feathers look fuller that way). Wait to dry, and attach accent feathers! 🙂
Step 3) Okay awesome! Here comes the fun part where you get to add some super sweet personality to your headpieces. For mine, I used these silly big fake jewels that you can get near the beading area of craft stores (or in a children’s art class….). Feel free to put anything else here instead!
To get my look: I bought a bag of multi-colored jewels. Next, use a pair of scissors and scratch the silver foil paint on the back of the jewels. It kind of feels like nails on a chalkboard, just to give you a heads up. **Be sure not to scratch too hard–otherwise, you’ll have lines in your jewel. 🙁 Next, use a silver paint pen (so far, silver is the only color to show up well enough), and write in the inital of your bridesmaid. ***Remember to write backwards!! 🙂 After that is dry, paint over the back of your jewel with black craft or acrylic paint.
Step 4) Finally, attach your jewel or other decoration with hot glue, and, viola! A unique headpiece with netting, feathers, and bling? Oh heck, yeah. 😉