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This is another one of those little details that no one else will probably notice, but it’s driving me crazy… I really don’t love those “typical” satin flower girl baskets that I’ve seen everywhere. I’m envisioning something cuter or prettier or more unique than those, but I can’t seem to find anything.
I even thought about having her carry a DIY pomander made from flowers, because I looove the look of those, but our wedding is outside so it seems like it would be silly to NOT have her sprinkle actual flower petals (and I think she’d love doing that).
So… Where could I find a cuter-than-average flower girl basket?
Post # 3
What about a wicker basket decorated with ribbons? It could be cuter that the satin ones and fit your outdoor theme better.
Post # 4
Im having the same exact problem!!!!! so unfortunatley i cant help 🙁
Post # 5
I found the cutest shaped black wire basket at a thrift store for$1. It is the cutest thing ever…a little ribbon…some petals….perfect to go with her dress and it’s black sash!
Post # 6
I am having the same problem. We’re having our wedding at an architectural artifacts warehouse so everything is a little random and different, and our ceremony is outside. I’m thinking about going with these…but not sure if people will think it’s weird? I was also thinking about a grapevine/birdsnest basket to dress up with ribbon on the handle.
Post # 7
I ended up buying a wicker basket from Hobby Lobby and spray painting it. I didn’t like the satin baskets, and I wanted a black basket to match my colors. I’m going to tie ribbons on the side as well.
Post # 8
I decided to make my own and it only took about 10 minutes. I bought a small wicker basket from Michael’s for about $5 and then hot glued ribbon and wired a fake sunflower onto it. My wedding has more of a rustic/picnic feeling to it, so the satin baskets didn’t work. (sorry the picture is so huge!)
Post # 9
Mine are Easter baskets that I adorned with fake flowers.
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Post # 11
Thanks for the ideas… I think I may end up going the fancying-up-a-plain-basket route. I’m just trying to limit my DIY projects since I already have waaay too many! I guess I need a trip to Michaels, maybe I can find some more inspiration there. 🙂
@jen33… I LOVE that grapevine basket, too cool! If our wedding had a slightly more rustic theme, I think I’d go with that!
Post # 12
I really like the rustic looking baskets. I just put the finishing touches on mine. I purchased a small basket for the flower girl and made a matching basket for the programs to fit into. I lined each basket with purple fabric to match the bridesmaids and made fabric flowers to go on the outside. Here is a pic of them before I totally finshed them. I have been doing most of my DIYing in my classroom (I’m a teacher) and I haven’t had a chance to take updated pics, but you get the idea. This is the program basket. The only difference for the flower girls is it’s smaller and the flowers have a pearl in the center of each.
Post # 13
I spruced up a watering can! I found the idea on theknot.com and found an old looking watering can at JoAnns for really really cheap, added some ribbon and a flower and whoolah!
Post # 14
I bought a little wooden basket from Michaels and painted it as well…and then put a layer on modge podge on it to give it a little glossy look…but I haven’t finished it yet…still debating on what exactly I want to do with it! 🙂
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- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
@jenn33 – I loooooove those baskets!
We’re not having a flower girl but if we were, we’d totally get those. LOVE!