Happy Tuesday, Friends! Is anyone else running around like a nut after Thanksgiving playing catch up? I’m trying to clean up the Fall decor while simultaneously dragging out my Christmas decorations! My dining room is still left over wedding central. I need to put everything away, but meanwhile, I ran across a few pearls and faux flowers I used to decorate the flower girl baskets for my son’s wedding recently. Who would have thought flower girl baskets are tricky to find?
For my son’s wedding in November my two great nieces were chosen to be their flower girls. So, I volunteered to buy or make their flower girl baskets. It turned out to be more of a daunting task than I originally thought! My original plan was to go to Michael’s and purchase two small wicker baskets, paint them white and decorate them with flowers and ribbon. No such luck. Maybe because of the time of year, I couldn’t find two matching pretty shaped baskets that would work. I also looked on Etsy and eBay and couldn’t find exactly what the bride-to-be envisioned. (something white, simple, classic, of course.)
Plan B. I looked online and found these darling little baskets by Lillian Rose. The baskets were already covered in a pretty satin fabric with a covered handle and a bow on the front and back of the handle. They are available in white or ivory and the large baskets measure 9.5″ tall and 6.5″ wide. Perfect! And they were $15 each plus shipping. (You can find them online on Wayfair or Walmart.) Here is how the baskets look as found:
The baskets were already pretty, but I wanted to add some simple faux flowers and greenery to match the flowers in the wedding. All of the other flowers were a monochromatic mix of white flowers and greenery. I found these pretty little clusters of faux flowers at Michael’s. They were attached by strands of translucent white ribbon so I cut apart each cluster and used one per basket.
I used the ribbon on the backs of the rose clusters to attach them to the handle. I like how it looked but I decided to add a bit more. (More is more in my book, so I couldn’t stop there!)
I twisted on some shiny green leaves to add additional shades of green. And for good measure I added a small strand of pearls as well. I only embellished the one side and left the other side with just the white bow.
And multiply the process times two….(I sent pictures of the baskets during the process to my future daughter-in-law for her approval. I wanted her to love them, too. And she did!)
Here are the darling flower girls in action, dropping white rose petals with precision. So adorable!
The flower girls preceded the lovely bride and her proud Father. It was beautiful.
So the flower girls got to keep their little baskets for what I’m sure will involve lots of future make believe, dress up and probably reliving their special day as flower girls. Who knows? Maybe they will use them again next year for another family wedding? We shall see!
Thank you for stopping by! I’m putting candles in the windows and hauling out boxes of Christmas decor as we speak. Hope you have a great night! xoxo Dell