DIY Flower Girl Buckets

Thought I would share my most recent project–flower girl baskets.
I knew I didn’t want any of the typical white or pastel-colored satin baskets for my three toddlers to carry, so after seeing something I really wanted to duplicate and with the very helpful instructions of another Knottie who made hers, I decided to DIY.

Here is the basket that inspired me:

And here is what I came up with, incorporating the hot pink and black from our wedding palette and adding some whimsy for our 3-year olds ala the polka dots.  (Here are their little frocks, so you can see why this works…)

with silk flowers inside (will use fresh day of)

And, yes, the baby model:

Cost Breakdown:

  • 3 wooden buckets, Pat Catans Craft Center: $.89 each or $2.67
  • Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon:$3.00
  • Polka Dot Ribbon: $3.00
  • 1 Roll of white Bridal Trim: $.99
  • Can of pink spray paint: $3.25
  • Roll of pearl beads: $2.50
  • 2 tubes of Quick Hold Craft Glue: $3.00 each or $6.00
  • TOTAL= $21.00 OR $7 each

April 28, 2008. details.


  1. Jenna replied:

    The baskets were already adorable, but the little model you have showing it off makes it look so much cuter!

  2. Dana replied:

    The baskets are cute. They are even better because made them yourself.

  3. Meg replied:

    This is totally unrelated, but I saw this cake and just had to show you:;init:.jpg

  4. ami @ elizabeth anne designs replied:

    LOVE them! and the “baby model” is freaking adorable!

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