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Here's a bit about Ann.... Ann Harris lives in Melbourne, Australia with her lovely husband and two beautiful children. She loves to write about love, relationships, beauty, weddings, DIY tips etc. Her hobbies include cooking and reading. Life is beautiful!
DIY Flower Girl Baskets
There are a few things that say traditional wedding louder than the cute walk of a flower girl, grabbing into her flower basket and throwing petals in front of the lady of the day. It is romantic, it is very cute and it makes for a truly complete traditional wedding that everyone will remember for as long as they live. Since no flower girl is complete without her flower basket and since these can get quite pricy, we would like to share with you a way in which you can make your own flower basket.
What you will need
First of all, make sure that you have all of these things before you start making your own flower girl basket.
- A basket – the easiest and the cheapest way to get a basket that will be of roughly the same size as a flower basket is the Easter basket.
- Hot glue gun – it speaks for itself
- Satin fabric – satin is somehow the best fabric for your needs, lush and elegant and thick enough Satin ribbon – same as satin fabric, only a ribbon
- Optional – white cloth, white craft paint and a sponge brush (you will learn why these are optional)
It is far more likely that the Easter basket you had bought will not be white but of some other color. Quite often, Easter baskets are very colorful and therefore not really suitable for the job of flower basket. This is why you will want to prepare the basket before you start putting the fabric on it, which you will do later. You do not want the fabric to give out the color underneath.
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It is best to first do the handle of the basket as you will want to cover the ends of the handle with the fabric you will use on the “bucket” of your flower basket. You also need to do the handle and the easiest way to do this is to go for the overlapping look. You start from the bottom on one side of the handle and just wrap the satin ribbon going around the whole handle. Once you are done, you will be covering the very ends with the stuff you will do during the next step.
Do the basket...
The easiest way to cover this part of the basket with the satin fabric you have prepared is to go for the rich, “loose” covering, meaning it will not be very tight over the basket. This is easier because you do not have to be particularly precise in your measuring.
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Add finishing touches...
If you wish, you can always decorate your flower girl basket with additional details such as ribbons on the handle for instance, or flower decorations on the sides. It is all up to you. Before you know it, you will have an entirely unique and one-of-a-kind flower girl basket that you will have made yourself.
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Thanks Ann for sharing another great guest post with us. Homemade flower girl baskets would make a special addition to any wedding and would be lovely to match with any theme or colour scheme.
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