Make Your Own
Once you decide who you are creating this gift basket for, then decide the type of basket which would be the most appropriate for that person.When creating a themed gift basket, don't limit yourself as to the type of basket that you can create. It can be something simple and small, homemade or lots of great goodies that make a really beautiful gift basket.
For instance if it is a teenager try a makeup bag or a plastic bucket for a gardener or a beach bucket for a child, try a laundry basket, a small plastic container or even a pretty purse, depending on the occasion and who it's for (you are only limited by your imagination for the type of "basket" you choose).
Next, find your fillers...
The fillers don’t have to be expensive but ensure that they match the type of gift basket you are creating. Make sure that what you buy will fit inside your basket. The secret to the presentation of your gift baskets are to make sure it looks like it is overflowing. The type of fillers you use will depend upon the theme of your basket and again, who you are creating it for.
Now for the fun part – decorating! Start arranging your items into the basket. Make sure to put the bigger, taller or larger items to the back and the smaller items in the front. You can use shredded paper or any other “stuffing” to prop things up or fill in the holes if you need to. I like to cover the basket in cellophane and then type of personalized card or make a themed card. Presentation is the secret to a Professional Presented Gift Basket.
Finished ……. how easy was that!
Gift Baskets are lots of fun to create and very easy to make. Gone are the days of saying… oh I'm not creative enough to make a professional looking basket. Anyone can make a professional looking gift basket - as long as you have some imagination and a willingness to give it a try.
About the Author: Donna Hamer is the author and publisher of eBook “101 Gift Basket Ideas”. For a Free 5 part Mini Course on how to create your own “Personalized Gift Baskets” visit www.101giftbasketideas.com
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About The Author - Donna Hamer is the author and publisher of the eBook “101 Gift Basket Ideas”. For a Free 5 part Mini Course on how to create your own “Personalized Gift Baskets” visit http://www.101giftbasketideas.com
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