I decided instead of having our flower girl throw petals we would have her carry a floral pomander instead. I thought it would compliment the tutus well and would just be less mess to deal with. Here were some of the photos I used for inspiration:
I showed these to my sister/mother of our 3 year old flower girl and her first reaction was that Emily would probably end up throwing it at someone, more than likely her baby sister. Unfortunately I was already set on the idea so I guess we will just have to hope for the best and buy Payton some protective armor.
This week I decided it was time to get cracking on making the ball. I just bought some ribbon, a foam ball and some fake flowers. The hardest part was getting the ribbon all the way through the ball but with some force, creativity and a wooden spoon it was finally all the way through. Then I just hot glued the flowers to the ball. Here is the ball about half way done:
And here it is completely finished:
The whole project probably took me less than an hour and was very easy. It turned out to be a little larger than I thought it would be but hopefully it won't be too big next to Emily and hopefully she doesn't decide to use it as a weapon.