Bike basket flowers DIY

Bike basket flowers

Do you have a bike? I have this sweet beach cruiser and I always wanted bike basket flowers for it. I longed for a cute banana seat bike with the flowers on the basket when I was a kid. Isn’t it funny how we hold onto things sometimes? Well I have long since let go of denying myself things that I wanted from childhood as long as I can afford it and also have the room in my life for it. I do have room for this silk flower bike basket and I think you should also make room for it if you have a bike. Or maybe you just want to decorate a basket. That’s totally fine! There are no rules.

Bike basket flowers
BEFORE

This is a photo of the old flowers. I wired these onto the basket directly but they needed a refresh and a better system to attach the flowers. I took off the old flowers and salvaged the ones I thought were still usable.

Bike basket flowers

Supplies:

Silk Flowers
Scissors
Floral wire
Plastic base (I used a piece of old sink protector mat)
Hot glue
Wire cutters
Pliers

Bike basket flowers

Begin by selecting the flower combinations you want and trim the silk flower stems to about 5″ each. Sort by color.

Bike basket flowers

To get an idea of how your arrangement will look loosely arrange your flowers as you like them. Here I have tried to stagger the flowers in a pleasing pattern.

Bike basket flowers

Wire the first flowers individually around the stem.

Bike basket flowers

Start in the middle and attached your flowers to the base.

Bike basket flowers

Wrap the wire around so that the flower stem is secured to the base. You can start to add flowers as you go.

Bike basket flowers

I added flowers to the ends to give my flower arrangment a place to end that was symmetrical.

Bike basket flowers

To fill in the center of the arrangement you can make small bundles of flowers and wire them in as a bunch.

Bike basket flowers

Keep adding flowers as you go working from the center to the ends.

Bike basket flowers

Once you have all your flowers wired to the base you can fluff and bend them so that there are no holes or gaps showing. Add more flowers if needed.

Bike basket flowers

The arrangement is easy to attach to your basket, just wire the plastic base to the wire or wicker basket and you are ready to ride.

Bike basket flowers

Your bike will be easy to spot in a crowd and also add a little sunshine to your bike rides.

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Welcome! I’m Jane, and I am obsessed with crafting, cooking, decorating, gardening, repurposing castoffs and general DIYing.

This blog focuses on creating on a budget, creative and fun projects that will add a bit of amusement to everyday life, cause lets face it, sometimes life isn’t so easy. My projects aim to be simple while also being Eco and budget friendly with a sense of humor or a sarcastic twist.
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