One of the most symbolic moments of any wedding is always the flower girls walking down the aisle spreading flower petals before the entrance of the bride, so it is really important that she looks great as she does it! With our DIY Floral Wedding Basket, she can look fashionable at a cheap price, and you can even have some fun making the basket together!
Step 1: What Do You Need?
As always, we will try to make sure that these instructions are easy to follow! That includes using materials that are quite easy to find, and you'll easily be able to find most of these materials at a DIY or craft store, and you may even have a spare basket laying around the house that you aren't using now! Here is the equipment you will need
- A wedding basket, or any basket you can find
- If you don’t know about a colour scheme, white is always a safe bet, but if you can't find one, you can always paint it and leave to dry for a day or two before moving on to the first steps
- Shears (scissors can also do the trick if you don’t have any!)
- Some thin wire or strong string
- Satin ribbons to add decoration
Our suggestions are based on what we’ve used, but of course, you can mix and match to find the perfect creation for you. It might be a good idea to try to match the flowers and basket to the colour scheme of the wedding, or find out what the favourite flowers of the bride are, it is her big day after all!. Just remember, nothing too big, or you risk them falling off of the basket! These are our suggestions for the flowers to use:
- Pink yarrow
Once you’ve got all this, we can get started on making our floral wedding basket!
Step 2: Create a Mini-bouquet
This step is important to make sure that your floral wedding basket looks good! Once you’ve chosen the flowers that you want to use, put them together and make sure that they match and look great. Do this by placing all of the blooms together, you may need to manipulate the angles of some of the stems in order to squeeze them all in.
Then tie a rubber band, piece of wire or string around the top of the stems to hold them all together.
Cut the stems to a short length so that you can make the next steps easier. It’s sure to catch the eye!
Step 3: Tie Wire Around the Basket
While this can be fiddly, it’s a vital step. Make sure that your wire is thin enough to fit through the fibres of the basket subtly, but strong enough to hold everything in place. Feed the wire in one side and out the other, leaving it open on both ends to put in your mini-bouquet.
It’s best to do this near the handle of the basket, as it gives you a place to tie the flowers around which provides a bit more support and strength, and will ensure that your mini-bouquet doesn’t fall off as it’s paraded down the aisle!
Step 4: Attach the Mini Bouquet to the Basket
The step where it all comes together! Tie the wire around your mini-bouquet and tie it in a knot to make sure it is secure. It’ll be most secure to wrap it around the mini-bouquet a few times to make sure that it is as strong as possible. If you want, you can always shake the basket a little to ensure that it’s tightly secured, but be careful not to damage the flowers!
Step 5: Repeat!
You’ve added one mini-bouquet, but don’t stop there! It will look great if you have two, or even more, mini bouquets. In this case, we’ve gone for an asymmetrical look with all the veronicas on one side, but you could easily make both sides identical. It completely depends what you prefer!
Step 6: Fill With Petals!
You can’t forget to make sure it works with the petals or confetti inside! After all, that's what it is for!
White rose petals, like these, look especially great at weddings as they symbolise spirituality and new starts.
You can buy petals which have already been taken from the flower, but for best results you should buy the flowers fresh a couple of days before the big day, and gently detach each petal from the head of the flower. It is then best to keep them cool, perhaps in a shady spot where there is a slight breeze, to keep them looking great for the trip down the aisle.
Step 7: Take Care and Enjoy Your Day!
Make sure that you look after the flowers in advance and on the day of the wedding, you don’t want them to look battered and bruised! Until the main event, be very careful to hold the basket by the top edge of the handle, so that you don't risk knocking the flowers.
Two last top tips for you; the later you leave to make your floral wedding basket, the fresher they will look and, most importantly of all, have a great day and enjoy the wedding! Congratulations to the bride and groom!