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Dress Up Wedding Veils

My girls are having fun with their new dress up wedding veils. We’re singing, “I’m getting married in the morning“! These wedding veils are simple to make and fun to wear for playtime. I almost want to make a third one for myself!

Dress up Wedding Veil

Dress Up Wedding Veils

Supplies for Dress Up Wedding Veil:

  • white headband
  • 2×3 feet white tulle
  • white ribbon
  • scissors
  • needle and 2 feet of white thread
  • hot glue

Dress Up Wedding Veil Supplies


1. Find a white head band. If you don’t have one, wrap any color headband up in white ribbon before you begin.

2. Thread your needle with your 2 feet of thread. No need to knot it yet. Take the top of your tulle, thread your thread through it once and then tie a knot to secure it.

Stitching a wedding veil

3. Stitch the thread up and down every inch or so through your tulle until you get to the end. Pull the tulle back and the thread tight, until you get a 4-5 inch section of scrunched up tulle. Tie off the end of the thread by knotting it with the end of the tulle, just as you did at the beginning.

Stitching up Tulle

4. Add hot glue to the top of your head band in a 4-5 inch strip, then add your tulle section to the hot glue. Carefully press this down – caution, hot glue is hot! Trim off any excess tulle that may be over the headband’s edge.

Adding Tulle for a Wedding Veil

5. Cut out another section of white ribbon the same length of your headband. I found some lovely beaded ribbon to add a little pearl look to the veil. Attach this ribbon to your headband, on top of your tulle, with hot glue. Press it down to secure it.

Handmade Wedding Veil

Once the glue is dry, fluff up the tulle and it’s ready to wear. My girls are having fun practicing walking down the isle. The big question is, something my 5 year old is already worrying about…who will they marry?!

Playtime Wedding Veils



  1. I’m sure children would love this kind of thing, I know I would when I was younger, but I’m acutally going to use this for a halloween costume, I’m going to be a zombie bride! Thanks so much for the idea!

  2. I love this Idea for my bouquet toss at my wedding, I will provide all the single ladies with a veil! Cute!

  3. Thanks, for this great and simple idea, I was just asked to make veils and tutus for my daughters dance class. This is perfect…

  4. So cute! (and easy!) Especially with the whole Royal Wedding thing!! LOVE it!!

    My little one doesn’t have to worry about who she’s marrying. She says it’s either her older brother or her dad! So there you go! Spoken by a confident 3-year-old!

    And I love the pics of your girls. Adorable!

  5. Pefect!!! My little girls watched the Royal Wedding, and now are obsessed with veils. My youngest is turning 3 this week, so this will be wrapped up and given to her as a gift. Perfect, thank you so much.

  6. Ha! I didn’t even realize that the Royal Wedding was coming up with week (that’s how out of it I am). But how appropriate!!

  7. Must be a five year old thing, because both of mine obsess over this all of the time!

  8. Love this idea! I’m having a tea party to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday – I’m going to make this for all of the little ones attending – so clever!

  9. This is Awesome Marie! Why didn’t I have you make one of these for my wedding instead of paying $100-plus dollars for tulle?!?!?!

  10. What a great idea. Just yesterday my 4 year old daughter was watching a “Barbie” cartoon and they were talking about getting married. I pulled my head up from the computer to see what Barbie was talking about thinking to myself. They really have this kind of content on the TV for kids. Then my daughter said mom I want to be married like Barbie.
    Even though I cannot imagine my 4 year old daughter thinking about marriage. She loves dress up and this veil is a perfect thing to add to her princess attire.

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