Editor’s Note: This week, we’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by featuring some wedding crafts! Each designer is bringing their “royal best” to the table with crafts that will inspire you to craft along with us!
This is a simple, yet elegant, flower girl basket that any special little girl in the wedding party would be honored to carry on the big day. Here’s how you can make your own.
- flower girl basket
- 6″ wide purple tulle
- 6″ wide lavender tulle
- silk rose petals – purple
- 7mm Swarovski Crystals (10)
- Fabri-Tac Glue
Start by cutting 2 strips of each color of tulle. Each strip should be approx 14-16″. Next, take one strip of lavender tulle, and one strip of purple tulle and lay one on top of the other. Then, tuck the two strips of tulle under the gathered satin on the front of the basket as shown below.
Tie a bow with the the strips of tulle. Then separate the loops in your bow to add fullness. Repeat these first steps with the remaining 2 strips of tulle.
Next, you’ll create the flower embellishment for the front of you basket. To do this, simply take 7 petals (I used 4 lavender ones and three purple ones) and glue them together, using Fabri-Tac glue, with the ends overlapping as shown in the step-by-step pictures below.
Once the base of flower is assembled, cut a strip of each color of tulle, approx 6″ long. Tie a knot in one end of the tulle and then simply twist and wrap the tulle around itself until your happy with the little “ball” of tulle. Secure the ball of tulle to the center of your flower using the Fabri-Tac glue. You’ll need to put glue on the center of your flower, then stick down the tulle, and then insert dabs of glue into the little gaps in the tulle to ensure it is securely attached. To finish off the flower, add 3 swarovoski crystals to the center using Fabri-Tac glue.
Next, to embellish the handle of the basket, simply adhere more swarovoski crystals to the handle. To ensure they were evenly spaced, I first glued one crystal to the side of each handle where the handle meets the basket. Next, I glued a crystal to the top of the handle in the center. I then glued each crystal at even intervals between the crystals I had already adhered.
Finally, fill with silk flower petals and give it to that special girl to carry on the big day! This simple, elegant basket is sure to delight the youngest girl in the wedding party.