You know that finding the right gift for someone is always a challenge. It’s the same for the ones you are close with and those you do not know well yet. There is also the factor about the budget. But that can all end now if you know the guidelines about basket making. There is no need to spend so much if you are planning to buy a gift basket if you know you can just make one. And you can! Here’s how.
It all starts with the planning. Decide a theme you want for your gift basket making to make shopping for the items and things you need easier. For instance, if you decide on a holiday-themed basket, you will instantly know that you need colorful and bright materials. Make the list after you decided on a theme.
Procuring the Main Items along with the Fillers
A gift basket should have up to 2 centerpieces or presents with value and the rest can just be complementary items. Knowing what the recipient loves would help. For instance, for book lover recipients, you can get a book from their favorite author. To fill the basket, you can just place other related items like hot chocolate, packs of coffee, chips or cookies.
Choosing the Container, Wrapping Material and Decorations Appropriately
In gift basket making, it is important to know what size of basket you need to obtain. It depends on the items to be placed inside. The kind of container also matters, but the size is what you need to focus on. Tissue paper, packing peanuts and other stuffing materials will be needed along with decorations. If you decided on a holiday theme, you can use Christmas tree ornaments, holiday ribbons, pine cones and other related ones for the decorations. For the wrapping material, you can simply use tulle netting or clear cellophane.
The best way to accomplish this is to use a layer of tissue paper and fill it with crumpled paper. That way, the gift basket will look as if it is brimming with gifts. Do not forget to cover it with colored tissue paper before putting the items.
Arranging of the Gifts
All aspects of gift-basket making matter. That goes from the basket-container used to the theme, decorations and the arrangements of the item. There are two ways you can arrange the items. One is through arranging them at the back or in the middle. But all small items need to be surrounding the larger ones. If there are some fragile items to be placed in the gift basket, it has to be wrapped in a tissue paper first before arranging it in the container. Creativity is needed here and all items should be finely seen. Do not be afraid to move the items around to make the best arrangement and find the most pleasing one.
The Finishing Touches
Get a bow or any other ornament you can add along with the wrapping paper. To save, you can use the materials you already have like the tulle netting and just add a sprig of holly.
To finish it all, do not forget to make a personalized card. You can either just create one out of a craft paper or just buy one. The important thing is it contains your message.