When trying to decide upon a gift idea for a friend or family member, often one of the best and most versatile ideas is to create a gift basket to hold a few different gifts that your friend will love. Gift baskets are unique, custom, and creative, making them very special and meaningful. Here are the top 5 DIY budget-friendly gift basket design tops.
- A different way to create a gift basket is without a real basket. Instead, you can use a really sturdy cardboard box which will allow you to recycle a box you have lying around the house. Wrap the bottom and sides of the box with a fun, festive wrapping paper to add some color and flare. The box boxes are often those that have been sued for flowers since they are more of a square shape.
- You can also use a traditional basket. Often it is best to “re-gift” the basket. Don’t worry, no one will know, and the gift you give snide will be brand new and meant for your gift recipient. Whenever you receive a basket, it is a good idea to hold on to it and store it for later.
3.You can also buy a new basket from a thrift store or other location. Make sure that the backer is structural sound and intact so it can support the gifts you put inside the basket. A fun idea is to spray paint the wicker of the basket in a great color such as the recipient’s favorite color or in a shade that will coordinate with the rest of the gift.
- After you pick what kind of basket you will use, you will also need to fill the basket with a filler. The most convenient, affordable, and eco-friednly option is to use old papers that have been put through the paper shredder. To make the filler even more colorful, look through your trash or recycling for colorful papers or old magazines that you can shred.
- Finally, depending on what you choose to put into the gift basket, you will also need other containers to put these gifts in. If you give bath salts, consider plastic or glass jars and containers. For good items, you may consider putting them in small bags. You can find cut decorate ones, or, when in doubt, zip lock bags always do the trick!
All of these design tips will help you to create a gorgeous, unique gift basket that will impress your gift recipient. Be creative and use different materials to make your basket one of a kind. Consider a traditional basket, bubble wicker baskets, or consider decorating a cardboard box. You can also make your owner filler from shredded papers and magazines. Finally, put individual gifts in specific packaging for a complete look. These DIY projects are also affordable, easy to do, and attractive. Putting your time, energy and creativity into this gift will make it that much more meaningful to your friend or family member.