Following is a guest post by Emily at Texas Life… enjoy!!
When it came to our wedding this past June, I knew that I wanted to DIY some things to make our special day more personalized (and it helped to save money where we could, too!).
One of the things I decided to make myself were our flower girl baskets.
I’m in love.
They are simple, yet beautiful.
I just didn’t like the all-white, silky ones lurking in the wedding aisles of JoAnns, Michaels and Hobby Lobby, so I knew I was going to make my own. I just had to figure out exactly what I wanted to do.
This is my final product! Don’t you just love them?
Here’s what you need to make your own sweet flower girl baskets:
- Two spools of ribbon (coordinating colors)
- Fake flower (your choice)
- Glue gun
I decided on these smaller Longaberger looking baskets from Michaels. I think the girls will be able to get their hands in them easily enough and they’re not too big, either.
These flowers I found are great. I loved their size and color, and also that they are daisies (which will be used prominently throughout our wedding flower decor). I simply clipped the flower to the basket.. and that was it!
Then I glued a dot in the inside handle of one of the baskets. I just wove the ribbon around the handle and glued it at the other end.
I did the same thing with the white ribbon, I just started on the opposite end of the handle.
At this point I thought the basket was a lacking something, so I decided to glue the yellow ribbon around the top trim of the basket.
Now for a few more pictures….
I can’t wait to see my two beautiful flower girls walk down the aisle in these baskets. Now the question is.. real or fake petals? What do you think??
Here’s the cost breakdown for my flower girl baskets:
- Baskets ($3.99 each)
- Ribbon ($1.98 for both)
- Flowers ($1.98 each)
Total cost for both baskets: $13.92
To give you an idea of what flower girl baskets usually cost… This basket from JoAnns is $19.99. Definitely not my style.
I love that I was able to incorporate my own “touch” into our wedding day. It’s so fun to be creative and crafty when you can to make your day even more memorable and personal!
Emily is a wife and SAHM mother to two tiny troublemakers. She considers herself an amateur sewer, crafter, home decorator and chef. You can often find her at Target, Home Goods or perusing blogs and Pinterest in her spare time. Emily loves sharing her crafts, recipes and thoughts on life on her blog, Texas Life.