Wedding is always a joyful event. And can you imagine anything more joyful than a bunch of dressy kids running around? Involving children in the ceremony, as flower girls, ring bearers, junior bridesmaids, and junior groomsmen or by giving them some important duties will make them feel important and it will be an adorable addition to the ceremony. Still, to be honest, there is nothing cuter than a flower girl walking down the aisle scattering rose petals along the bridal path. The charming girl, aged between 3 and 8, will have to have nice flower dress and some delightful accessories. Making your own flower girl details is quite possible.
It is only natural that a flower girl has a crown made of natural flowers, right? You will not find such crowns in a fancy boutique. You will have to make it by yourself.
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
Form a circular shape out of a floral wire, adjusting the diameter to the head size. Now wrap the wire in floral tape. Cut the flower stems to 5 to 8 cm. Layer some greenery across the wire and tape it with a floral tape. Attach the flowers to the crown and tape the stem onto it. Just to be safe it sticks, wrap the tape around the stems 4 or 5 times. Cut off excess stems and attach the ends of the wire together.
Though it is possible to buy a flower girl basket at affordable price, sometimes the fun is in making it yourself.
- Easter basket
- Satin fabric
- White paint
- Thick satin ribbon
- Hot glue gun
Paint the basket white. First, hot glue the bottom and put a circular shaped fabric. Then, work your way around the sides. Fold the satin over to create a more gathered look. If you try to stretch it out to look straight, it will require much more work, and most probably will not look as perfect as you wish. Glue a small piece of the fabric inside the basket. Wrap a satin ribbon around the handle and make bows out of it.
The most popular and the cutest options are tutu dresses. We will show you how to make them, without any sewing involved.
- 1 tank top
- 5m of 1, 5 m width tulle (in a color of your choice)
- 1 elastic headband with holes
Measure the headband to be the size of the flower girl’s waist, when tightened. Cut if needed. Cut the tulle into strips (about 20). Add it to the headband (place the middle fold under the band and through one of the bottom holes, making a loop and tie into a knot). Repeat until you have a whole skirt. Make a second row too. Attach the tank top with four equal strips of tulle, by tying the skirt to the tank top straps with a simple knot.
Flower girls are adorable as they are and a simple flower crown is enough to call it a hairstyle. Still, there are some other hairdos that are easy to pull off and simple to make; a classic bun decorated with a single conspicuous flower, a pinned side of the hair with a floral pin, side braid, or any kind of braid for that matter, minimalistic half up – half down look, the usual straight down hair, curls, pony tail with flower details, etc.
Creating these accessories together will only form a strong bond between the bride and her flower girl, thus making the whole ceremony even more delightful. It does not hurt to try, right?
Article By: Emma Lawson
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