Flowergirl basket to hold dove/update Here it is!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by bantymum, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    !Heres a challenge!
    I have a beautiful Italian wedding to do and need to design a basket to hold a dove for the flowergirl to carry.
    I got a basket which is pictured, now i need to somehow wrap lace or something over the basket so the dove cannot get out.
    Any suggestions ?
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what about bridal tulle? it's the fine mesh fabric similar to veil netting, but the holes are bigger.
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats a neat idea, my mind doesnt have a bit of creativity yet, its 8.30am here!! thanks. im also wondering how to wrap it around so it looks nice. I will be spraying the basket white of course!!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    how about a little cage to put the bird in? I saw some cute ones in craft stores.. I have one on my dresser made of sticks.
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    i hope they get the flower girl used to the dove...i can just see a kid freaking out and dropping the whole thing ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2007
    upstate SC
    How about making a circle out of the lace and putting elastic around the edge. Put it over the basket with the elastic at the bottom. It wont show...but will stretch to release the bird. I hope the girl is old enough to carry the bird gently.....while it is stuck in the basket!!!lol
  7. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes thanks.
    The little girl has been here to try and hold the dove however she has never held a bird so we decided its not going to happen!!!
    she will be able to hold the basket and Georgie will behave herself in there ( I hope!!)
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    please post pics!

    i sure hope it isn't Georgie Porgy! [​IMG]
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:tulle is very wide and the fabric store will cut it to the desired length. take the basket with you and pull it up the way you would arrange it.

    put basket in middle of fabric and gather over top of handle. gather with ribbon that can be easily undone ( a knot with one piece looped instead of pulled through. leave the looped piece long.)

    when it's time, just pull the long piece of ribbon to undo the fabric and voila, out comes the dove!
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Helen, what a great idea. Love the basket. Now, get yourself some tooling...if you can, match the brides veil....set the basket on the material...then draw the sides up to the top, and wrap a huge ribbon that matched the wedding colors around the top. Maybe some tiny pearl strands draped from the top, streaming down the sides of the basket. Whatever you decide, dont forget the pics!!

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