This DIY Tutorial was created by Kathy from the wonderful Pink Chalk Studio blog. Although this project was meant to be used as a home decor, I thought this basket would be adorable for flower girls to carry down the aisle (specially at venues where petal toss is not allowed).
Kathy’s Lavender Basket:
General: The basket ornament uses the same construction process of weaving as displayed in making lavender wands. This tutorial will assume you are familiar with that concept.
What you’ll need:
– 13 stems of Lavender (or any odd number you prefer)
– 2 yards of satin ribbon
Step 1: Tie one end of ribbon approximately 2 inches below base of lavender buds.
Step 2: Turn the whole project upside down. Spread stems in same fashion as you would for making a lavender wand.
Step 3: Weave ribbon until you reach the base of the lavender buds.
Step 4: Divide the stems in two parts. One part will have 6 stems, the other 7. These stems will be grouped to form the basket handles.
Step 5: Cut 2 pieces of wire. Wrap wire around each of the two sections meeting to form a single handle at the top. The wire will keep the stems from separating and provide structure to the basket handles.
Step 6: To finish basket, take remaining ribbon and wrap around the handle beginning at the base of the buds and making your way around the entire handle until youâ€™re back where you started. Tie off the end and make a decorative bow as desired.