One of the most important parts of a wedding ceremony is the flower girl and her basket. You want the basket, like everything else to look great and perfect. There are a bunch of different ways to create your own flower basket without going to too much trouble. You have so little time to get everything ready that you want to have something that will look great without taking three days to make. Let’s look at some easy flower girl basket crafts.
First, buy a plain basket from your local craft store or supercenter. You can buy any color you want, and if you want a color they don’t have, check to see if you can paint it. Usually you can. You will want something that reflects your style, your personality, and your theme for your wedding. Remember, the groom should like it too. Take him shopping with you to help pick out the things you will need to make it.
You can use all sorts of supplies. If you want to only use ribbon, buy a lot of it and a few different kinds. Get small and large sizes. Get only white, if that is what you want, or buy the colors of your wedding. Ribbon can look so beautiful on a basket. You can weave it around the handle, or the sides, or even poke it in between the basket itself in the basket weaves. Tie bows and let some hang out or on the sides. Be creative.
Using flowers is always a fun idea. The basket will be filled with petals, so get whatever flower you are using and put a real one, or fake one, on the outside. Use the whole stem or just the flower bud itself.
Dried flowers are also a fun idea. You can hot glue them onto the outside of the basket and weave them into the basket. You can also use things like dried or fake fruit, like cranberries, to give it a fall effect.
Use many different materials in building your flower basket. It should be something that reflects you. It should be creative, yet simple and wonderful.
Make sure to keep your receipts. A lot of the time you will have extra supplies. It is better to buy a little extra in case you mess up or you don’t plan for enough materials. If you don’t open it and keep your receipt, you can usually take it back and get your money back. It is better than buying something and realizing you need more and then going back only to find they don’t have any more of it. A lot of the time they will run out and won’t be able to get more in time.