I am trying my hand with a flower girl basket. Or as my friend's granddaughter called it a basket for a "petal thrower." Or something like that. I like petal tosser the best.
I started with some off white fabric with bits of gold all over. It is almost like glitter, but stays in place. For some reason this fabric doesn't fray like the other fabric I have used. I found it at Jo Ann's with the quilting fabric, so I don't think it has any polyester, but it could. I didn't look.
In certain light it looks yellow and that is not the look I am going for. Our daughter's wedding is coming up and I thought I could try a few baskets in her colors and see how they turn out. Those colors are cream, gold and hints of raspberry.
I made a large basket and did a row or gold ribbon around the top. The handle is made from gold and white cording, also found at Jo Ann's.
It may be too big. It would hold a LOT of petals (for tossing), so the next one is smaller.
I tried several variations of raspberry ribbon on top, but it wouldn't lie flat and kept puckering. I tried to add a border on the outside and didn't like that either.
I removed the ribbon and put a row of the same fabric across the top. I zigzagged three pieces of cording together and covered it with the same fabric as the basket. This had to be hand stitched.
I like this one the best so far. I think a bit of ribbon can be added to either one of these baskets to match any bridal colors.