DIY: Gift Baskets

May 28, 2016

Gift baskets are a creative way to show someone that you care and actually put time/effort into their special day. Gift baskets are filled with so much fun stuff so it's exciting to receive. There’s no greater joy than seeing a loved one light up when you place that present in their hands.

 

 

 

What You'll Need

 

1.) THEME

What's the occasion? A birthday? An anniversary? How about for Christmas? The occasion can aid in the selection of a theme for the gift, a color scheme, or deciding what items to fill the basket with.

I used a birthday theme. 

 

2.) COLOR SCHEME

Pick a nice color combination by using the person's favorite colors or matching a theme. For example, use green and red if you're implementing a Christmas theme. 

My color scheme was green, black and blue because that was the person’s favorite colors. 

 

3.) MEANINGFUL SUPPLIES

The gifts in the basket can be as costly or inexpensive as you'd like as long as you put thought into the chosen items. Collect some little trinkets to fill up the basket (key chains, lip gloss, candles, notepads, hand soaps, lotion) as well as some favored foods and candies.

I filled the basket with gift cards, a bracelet charm, candy, POM juice, chips, a bookmark with a sentimental quote, sunglasses, framed photo, and various wrapped gifts.  

 

4.) DECORATIONS

Gather your supplies. A majority of the decorations can be bought from craft stores, like Michaels Arts and Crafts store. You can visit Dollar Tree or the Hallmark Store for these items as well. BE CREATIVE and grab anything that will bring your gift basket to life.

I purchased the following from Michaels: a basket, ribbon, construction paper, birthday stickers, confetti (to base the basket), and clothespins.

 

5.) PLACEMENT

Make sure that everything is visible. You want the basket to look full so don’t have any hidden items. 

To do this I put larger objects in the back of the basket and used clothespins to lift up other items in order to give them exposure.

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