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How To Make Beautiful Gift baskets To Give for Gifts

Updated on June 19, 2013

A Basket with a Handle is easy to pack

An empty basket with a handle
An empty basket with a handle

Start with a Basket with a Handle

Make your own beautiful gift baskets to give as gifts for birthdays and other occasions. Creating these baskets is easier than you think. Use a basket with a handle for your first endeavor, as it is easier to arrange your products inside. Begin this craft with an unpainted basket so you can select whatever color your wish to celebrate the occasion..This will allow to customize the basket to make it original. .Gift baskets are fun to make and people love receiving them especially with all the surprises inside. You can include favorite items for the person who will be receiving this versatile gift. They will keep the basket to store favorite things and will long remember you for your thoughtfulness.

You can put anything in a basket

Arrange all objects around a main product.
Arrange all objects around a main product.

What You'll Need:

  1. An unpainted basket with a handle
  2. Spray paint in any color
  3. Tissue paper sheets in any color
  4. Chenille stems
  5. Bag of metallic shred
  6. A roll of clear cellophane
  7. Curling ribbon
  8. Newspaper sheets
  9. Favorite small snacks, toys or fragrance items--depending on the birthday person's preferences.
  10. Birthday candles
  11. White construction paper
  12. Two rubber bands
  13. Two-inch wide heavy satin or velvet ribbon
  14. Craft glue
  15. Marking pens

Make A Beautiful Bow

The Bow Makes the Basket
The Bow Makes the Basket
Use lots of tissue paper
Use lots of tissue paper

The Finished Basket

The Finished Basket
The Finished Basket

Instructions for Making Gift Baskets

  1. Take your basket outside or in a well-ventilated room, and spray with two coats of paint and allow to dry.
  2. Line the basket with a sheet of tissue paper.
  3. Crumble enough newspaper to reach almost to the top of the basket.
  4. Cover the newspaper with another sheet of tissue paper.
  5. Arrange all the items your have made or bought, in the basket with the largest in the center. Crumble tissue paper around the objects to hold in place. Wrap some of the smaller gifts in tissue paper and tie with curling ribbon for a festive look.
  6. Sprinkle everything with the metallic shred.
  7. Sit the basket on a large piece of cellophane at least 12" longer than the top of the basket, and gather at the center top of the handle and secure with a rubber band.
  8. Take the chenille stems and wind them around a pencil.
  9. Tie a big bow with your velvet ribbon to hide the rubber band.
  10. Stick the chenille stems in the center of the cellophane.
  11. Take your white construction paper and write a big "Happy Birthday" with the marking pens. Punch a hole on the side of the card.
  12. String two strands of curling ribbon through the hole and tie around the neck of the basket.


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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      How To Make Beautiful Gift baskets To Give for Gifts great suggestions and I like baskets so handy

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Baskets are great for people who seem to have everything. People love to go through all the lovely things and good food you have in the basket. thanks for the visit.

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      8 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I love the idea of making personalized gift baskets - I will definitely try it this holiday season. Thanks for the great tips!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much for vote and mostly for dropping in.

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      Rita Bose 

      8 years ago from Kolkata,India

      Wow! Great ideas, Carol ! Luvd it ! Voted up !

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by. You can do it. It takes practice to organize the different products and make sure they are secure in the basket.

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      Joan Whetzel 

      8 years ago

      What a great idea. I haven't seen gift baskets in a while. They are great ways of gift wrapping. Your instructions make it easy.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I was in the business for many years..And you just have to do it and may be surprised at what you can turn out. Thanks for dropping by.

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      8 years ago from Hawaii

      My mother is the queen of gift basket making! Sadly, I don't think I inherited her talent.

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      Joy Campbell 

      9 years ago from South Florida

      What a great idea and so much cheaper than buying one, plus it is personal when you make it yourself.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Peachpurple. I was in the biz for many years. And taught many people to make gift baskets.

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      9 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Lovely basket. Great ideas of making them. Wonderful hub!


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