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Flower Girl’s Butterfly Net and Ring Bearer Bug Box

My article and do-it-yourself design projects in the summer issue of
DIY Weddings Magazine

Flower Girl’s Butterfly Net and Ring Bearers Bug Box

Two fairy tale design details…

Chrysanthemum petals to scatter.

that will capture the imagination of even the youngest members of your wedding party.

Bug box for the Ring Bearer.

A tiny bug box to carry your rings in for the ring bearer…

Fill the flower girl butterfly net with Chrysanthemum petals.

and a small butterfly net

Decorate the net with ivy and palm leaf butterflies.

filled with confetti petals for a small flower girl to scatter down the aisle.

Tie the wedding rings to the bug box with ribbon.

I wanted the designs to look fairy made and natural rather than perfect and straight.

Glue a few palm leaf and Chrysanthemum petal butterflies to the bug box

Although very few flowers are arranged into the designs, you will find that you use quite a few willow and hazel branches to weave with.

Willow and Hazel butterfly net for a flower girl.

You can do these months ahead of the wedding and simply add a few blossoms, ivy or Chrysanthemum petal and palm leaf butterflies before the wedding, as I did here.

Palm leaf butterfly on the net.

The designs are quite durable and will endure scrutiny by curious little hands even though they may look delicate and fragile.

Christine de Beer DIY Wedding Magazine project.

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5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

5 June 2012 Making the Bug Box

The tiny bug box is perfect to carry wedding rings in by a dapper Ring Bearer

5 June 2012 Making the Butterfly Net

A woven butterfly net to carry scatter petals in for a small flower girl

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

20 March 2011 Butterfly Net

You will need wire, a short stick, twig, dowel or bamboo and net.

3 June 2012 Unravel Bind-Wire

Unravelling bind-wire from the inside out, keeps it from tangling.

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

Favourite Flowers


Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

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28 June 2023 Catch and Release

Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?