Friday, January 11, 2013

DIY Flower Girl Baskets

Today I'm sharing with you one of the most popular posts from my personal blog, Texas Life. I figured, what with the winter holidays being over, people are starting to look towards spring, particularly wedding season. Since I was just married this past summer, I have some great ideas that I'd love to share with our Huckleberry Love readers. :)

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:
  • Basket
  • Two spools of ribbon (coordinating colors)
  • Fake flower (your choice)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
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.

Huge improvement!



Now for a few more pictures....





My sweet little flower girls looked lovely walking down the aisle with these baskets. I filled them with real yellow rose petals that they promptly ran out of after about 10 steps. Ha ha! :)

 
And, in case you're interested, 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! :)

You can read more about our wedding here, here, here, here and here! 

Sharing today with Live, Laugh, Rowe, I Heart Naptime and Whipperberry
 


4 comments:

  1. Hi Emily, adorable baskets. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  2. Hi Chris! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. We're glad you enjoy our blog so much! :) I am now following your blog, too.

    Have a great weekend!

    ~Emily

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  3. These flowers I found are great.I have recently found your blog and am now following you,..

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