Friday, March 7, 2014

Guest Blogger ~ DIY Flower Girl Kit

So excited to start featuring some other wonderful bloggers with you! Rachel is a new mom, bride-to-be, high school English teacher, bargain shopper, DIY crafter, and interior design enthusiast. Her blog, A New Mommy in the Making , is so cute and I just love all of her fun ideas! This post is about preparing for her wedding by asking her flower girl to take part in her big day. Enjoy!

With our wedding fast approaching in July, I needed to get busy asking our little cousin Alayna to be the flower girl for our special day. She's only 7 so I wanted to have some fun and ask her in a way that she could really get excited about. I came up with the idea of a flower girl kit--a box assembled with some of her favorite items as a way to pop the big question to her.

I went to Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite craft stores, and purchased supplies to assemble Alayna's flower girl kit. Our wedding is going to be rustic vintage with lots of lace, burlap, and accents of blush pink so I made sure the kit reflected the theme:

  • Cardboard gift box (big enough to fit your contents. For mine, it needed to fit a Barbie) 
  • Tissue paper 
  • Lace ribbon 
  • Decorative flowers 
  • Large gold stick letters 
  • Glue gun
The first step to assembling Alayna's flower girl kit was to decorate the lid of the gift box.  I began by placing the large gold stickers to spell out her name. I started from the right to the left, making sure I left enough room for the thick lace ribbon.

Once the letters were placed, I plugged in my hot glue gun (fingers beware!) and secured the ribbon to the front. I tucked in the ends of the ribbon on the inside of the lid and glued them as well. 
Next, I took the decorative fabric flowers I'd purchased in our wedding colors and arranged them on the lid. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I secured them with hot glue.

Once the lid was completely finished, this was the final product:

Next, it was time to put the goodies in the inside of the gift box.  I set the tissue paper inside the box and included the Disney Tangled Ever After wedding bride and groom, purple flower earrings, and some candy buttons.

One of the last steps in assembling the kit was including an awesome free printable from The Wedding Chicks. They have a section of wedding printables that are really stylish and did I mention free?

I chose the free bridal party invites for flower girl, entered in my information, and the site automatically generated this adorable card that I could save to my computer and print:

In the final step I hot glued a clothespin on the inside of the gift box lid and attached my Wedding Chicks printable to the clothespin. Once she opens the box, the printable will be right there to ask her the big question: Will you be my flower girl? 

This project took me approximately 30 minutes to complete and was a really fun way to create something special for Alayna that she can remember for years to come.  The best part of this project was the picture message I received the night Alayna received her special flower girl kit:

If you want a unique way to ask your flower girl or even bridesmaids/groomsmen, this is a really fun idea. Now I'm off to make one for our ring bearer!