You can find filler flower ‘picks’ at garage sales for pennies. You can view it over and over again and share with your children, other family members and friends. Fill in the holes or prop up with more filler (shredded paper, Easter basket grass, wrapped chocolates, napkins or holiday napkins etc. Look for specialty packaging outlets where you can buy it wholesale. For gift basket filler you can use: shredded colored paper, straw, Easter basket grass, crumpled newspaper comics, a bed of wrapped chocolates or other wrapped candy. General tips: Try to use non-perishable items except for fruit for fruit baskets.
Other items might be: extra-large coffee mug, boot, potted plant holder, wire basket, large pasta bowl, large popcorn bowl, cooking pot, clay pot, tackle box, colander, small wagon, skillet, antique trunk, champagne bucket, hamper, Asian-style trunk or picnic basket. You can shred paper in a paper shredder.) Also you can use ‘picks’ of artificial flowers to fill in space. Use freshly packaged food items, because even packaged crackers and cookies can go stale in a couple of months.
You can fill with a variety of inexpensive items and you have lots of choices.Gift baskets are always popular and a great idea to give as a gift. Now stuff the selected filler into the gift basket to give added height to your items.S. You can find fabric or wired ribbon cheaply at Costco– especially in the fall prior to Christmas but often throughout the year in some stores. Use a large or huge bow. In this case, for a food lover. Also there’s nothing like learning how to make gift baskets from a video or DVD for making cheap and easy gift baskets. Making your own food lover’s gift basket is cheap and easy. In any event, making a food lover’s gift basket is cheap and easy.
Homemade cookies, homemade brownies, homemade jams, popcorn, caramel gutter guards Wholesalers corn, giant-size boxed candy, candy canes, suckers, lollipops, apple, pear, orange, persimmon, mango, papaya, chips, pretzels, nuts, coffee mug, gourmet pasta, or gourmet olive oil. but should be easily found in craft stores. Tie off the wrapped basket with ribbon. You can easily customize each basket to your recipient.
Try not to mix chocolate or other food fragrant items with non-food fragrant items in the same basket. For gift basket wrapping you can use tulle netting or I like to use cellophane wrap. For gift containers you can use: any type of basket, wicker basket, straw basket, bucket, laundry basket, plastic container, toy dump truck or other large toy truck, purse, tin, Christmas tin, seasonal container, large tea pot, large upside-down hat, or plastic storage container-put lid underneath.
Place, layer and arrange your selected items on the filler in the gift container. I’ve put together a few great ideas for making food lover’s gift baskets, complete with instructions on how to make them. For gift basket liner you can use: tissue paper, shredded paper, shredded newspaper, tea towels, dish towels, hand towels, kitchen towels, colored towels, colored napkins, placemats, diapers, baby blankets or fabric pieces. Now line your selected gift container.
You can even charge for classes with your new-found knowledge and/or start a home based business if you so desire. If you buy wholesale they are usually around a dollar each.
If you’re going to need a lot of cellophane you can purchase it wholesale through the packaging specialty stores throughout the U. Cooking tools, cooking gadgets, measuring spoons, pre-packaged food items, pancake mixes, brownie mixes, cookie mixes, wooden spoons, your best chocolate chip cookie recipe, Italian recipes, Mexican food recipes or other ethnic recipes, birthday poems, or cinnamon sticks. Bring the cellophane or other wrap over the top of the gift basket and tie it with ribbon and or a beautiful bow! Use ribbon and bows to match your theme colors. Center the gift basket on the wrap. For bows: You can use pre-packaged bows but making your own bows is easy and the best if you can do it.
Here is a small random sampling to give you just a few ideas: Flavored teas, green tea, specialty tea, herbal tea, biscotti, tea infuser, small tools, kitchen gadgets, healthy snacks, fancy chocolates, boxed chocolates, chocolate bars, hot chocolate mix, specialty coffee mix, or a handwritten food related poem. You can buy it in large rolls.
You can find many inexpensive items for use in making your gift baskets or filling your gift baskets at ‘dollar’ stores, craft stores, party stores, discount outlets, flea markets, close-out stores, etc. People love to receive gift baskets. Wired fabric ribbon is best if you have it. Place your cellophane or other wrap under the gift basket. You can make inexpensive gift baskets or expensive gift baskets depending on your budget.