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DIY Paper Flowers Adorned Picnic Basket

Summer picnics are the hot trend of 2015. It’s the perfect way to invite friend over for an evening at home or away. Pick a favorite park, hike a short distance, or enjoy the evening in your own backyard. Either way, it can’t go wrong.
But, to add a little more of an fabulous touch to our picnic basket, I added these gorgeous Big Bloom flowers from Michaels. Aren’t they gorgeous? They were quick and easy to put together. Each box includes all the petals, cute little glitter center piece, and adhesive to put them together. The Big Bloom kit comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes. And, it includes everything you need to easily create large paper flowers – isn’t that amazing! No more cutting those petals out by hand (wink!) which was a great for our picnic, because picnics are (and always should be) fun, easy, and free of stress.

I love the way the basket turned out! And, while I made this basket for a sweet little family summer picnic, it would also make gorgeous baskets for a picnic bridal shower, baby shower, or girl’s brunch. Really, the ideas are just too many.

To make the diy paper flowers, it’s really easier than it seems. It’s so easy it feels like cheating. Ha! All you do, is simply purchase the flower kits at Michaels and follow the instructions to put the flower together. Then, just use a glue gun to glue the diy paper flowers onto the basket. Next, fill your basket up with all the picnic essentials – pretty blanket, fun plates, gorgeous napkins, utensils, drinks, and a fabulous dinner!

While I loved using this basket for a family picnic, it’s making me itch to host a bigger party with them. Wouldn’t the baskets look gorgeous all arranged with Big Bloom flowers? And, it would be perfect for summer – have the party at the park so that the kids can play, and all the moms can sit around and chat. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Hopefully it will happen. Sounds too good to pass up.

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