Friday, May 15, 2015

Flower Girl Baskets

How to Make Unique Flower Girl Baskets:

Are you looking for a way to make your wedding something unique while staying on a budget? Try this quick project for adorable baskets that your flower girls will love.

Here are two unique Flower Girl baskets that I have created. My wedding colors are gold and blue, so I chose to go with a neutral white and gold. I have both blue and white petals for my wedding, so they will contrast nicely with the baskets.

What you will need:

  • Wicker basket(s), spray paint if you want to change the color of your basket(s)
  • Cloth ribbon, white or your base color
  • Sheer wire ribbon, gold or your accent color
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Silk Flowers
  • Pearl or bead accents
  • Metal charm to match your theme, if desired
  • Solid and sheer cloth material, white or your base color
  • (Optional) Glitter Glue, gold or your accent color

How to make your basket:
  1. If you haven’t done so already, pick your base and accent colors. White or Ivory is traditional, but I have seen some baskets with unique colors like teal and purple. Make sure they go with the flower petals you are going to pick for your wedding. Get your wicker basket and spray paint if needed. I started with a wicker basket. I was lucky to find three matching wicker baskets at a secondhand store. I then spray painted them white.
  2. Once you have picked your colors, trim your wicker basket with cloth ribbon of your base color. Wrap the ribbon around the handle to make a seamless handle sheath. Wrap your wire accent ribbon around the middle of your basket. Glue to the body if you can not wind it through the wicker.

  1. Create your basket liner with the solid and sheer cloth material. I will try to include a variety of liner designs for different size baskets, but since your baskets will vary I can’t include all shapes or sizes here. Once you have created your liner trim it with your cloth ribbon. Cut a hole for each handle, and use the ribbon to tie a bow on each side.
  2. If you have a metal charm for your theme, tie the ribbon around the charm on one side.

  1. On the other side take the silk flower and wrap around the bottom of the basket handle.
  2. Wrap the pearl or beads around the flower.
  3. Take another portion of the sheer wire ribbon and wrap around the flower. Take the ends and
create a bow.

Voila! You have your one-of-a-kind Flower Girl Baskets.

Next Week:
Nothing scheduled. I'll try to get something up soon.

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