Unique Flower Girl Basket
I like to keep things simple and liked how this flower girl basket turned out. The flower girl could carry flower petals or stalks of country flowers and walk down that aisle.
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- 10 stalk(s)
- red carnations
- a small oval basket
- one block of floral foam
- transparent plastic wrapper
- polycia leaves
- black cloth
- 2 pairs of doll's eyes
- floral wire
- red ribbon
- black ribbon
- black beans
TIP! BEFORE USING THE CARNATIONS, USE YOUR HANDS TO OPEN UP THE PETALS OF CARNATIONS SO THAT THEY LOOK BLOOMER AND FULLER.
First and foremost, soak the foam into water and wait until it absorbs water completely.
Cut each stalk of carnation to leave about 2 cm of stem. Cut also the polycia leaves into short lengths.
To make your job easier, decorate the basket handle with a ribbon first. Here, I used a red cheques ribbon to wrap the handle and tied a bow on each side.
Take the soaked foam and insert it into the basket. Cut the top of the foam so that it is the same height as the basket. Also cut out the excess plastic to make sure that the plastic is not visible.
I am going to make two ladybirds. One is bigger than the other. For the bigger one, I use 6 carnations and for the smaller one, I use 4 carnations.
Let's make the bigger one first. The method for making the smaller ladbird is similar to making the bigger, so I will not explain the steps to make the smaller ladybird.
Take 6 carnations and start inserting into the foam to form a semi-sphere. This is the body of the ladybird. Please remember to make room for the smaller ladybird.
Ladybirds have black dots on their body, right? We'll make that too.
First, take a black ribbon with about 0.5cm width and secure both sides using floral wire.
Take a pair of doll's eyes and glue them on the head for the eyes. If you want, cut a piece of red ribbon into the shape of a mouth and glue it below the eyes.