Ribbon Flower-Girl Basket

Send your flower girl down the aisle with a basic Nantucket basket that’s spruced up with a ribbon fringe and handle—perfect for holding her petals.


The Tools

  • Small Nantucket basket
  • 1/2-inch twill tape
  • 5/8-inch grosgrain ribbon
  • Tacky glue
  • Needle and thread
Photography by: Johnny Miller


  1. Cut 1/2-inch twill tape long enough to wrap around basket and overlap slightly.
  2. Cut 5/8-inch grosgrain ribbon to desired length; make enough strips to fit around basket.
  3. Fold each ribbon in half as shown, and pin onto twill tape. Alternate colors as desired.
  4. Hand-stitch ribbons to tape, and snip ends at an angle.
  5. For handle, lay 8-inch piece of ribbon across top of basket (do not pull taut), and attach to side just below rim with tacky glue.
  6. Glue ribbon-fringed tape just below rim, making sure to cover ends of handle ribbon.
  7. Trim ends of tape where they join.