I wasn’t crazy about the flower girl baskets that the craft stores sell nor do I think they are worth their price. I found gorgeous baskets on Etsy that are more than what I want to spend even though they appear to be well deserving of their prices. So the only solution left was for me to make one myself. But of course! I made two baskets; one for Suraya and one for her little cousin Hana.. her co-flower girl:)
I found two cute little baskets at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each, and the rest of the material I used I already had on hand.
First thing I did was spray paint the baskets with a few coats of white paint.
In between coats of spray painting and waiting for the paint to dry, I made fabric rosettes.
After I finished the rosettes, I decided to add pearls to their centers.
By the time the rosettes were done, the baskets were ready to be decorated.
I cut out a strip of fabric to go around the top of the basket and then over the fabric I placed a gold wire mesh type of ribbon. Then I cut out thin strips of fabric and sparkly gold tulle and tied them on each side of the basket’s handle.
Last, the rosettes where glued on each side of the basket. And that’s all it took to make a flower girl basket! Simple and cute! Much better and cheaper than what I found at the craft stores..hehe. What do you think?
The baskets will be filled with pink rose petals on the day of the wedding. I can’t wait! I think I’m getting more excited then I should be! Hehe. It just brings back so many memories from when I was a flower girl for two of my aunts’ weddings. First time I was a flower girl, I think I was three. The only thing I do remember from that wedding was my basket. It was a beautiful white basket with lavender ribbon hanging from the sides and small lavender flowers. Sweet memories. :)
Were any of you flower girls? What do you remember about being a flower girl?
Sharing Suraya and Hana’s baskets over HERE.