Gift Wrapping: Baskets

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Gift Wrapping: Baskets

Here is a list of simple ways you can make your baskets look festive.

Fill a basket with:

  • Cellophane grass
  • Crumpled tissue paper
  • Piece of fabric
  • Shredded colored paper
  • Straw
  • Raffia

Fill-ins for your basket

  • Candy canes
  • Foiled wrapped Santas
  • Small pine cones
  • Bunch of cinnamon sticks tied with red ribbon
  • Christmas greenery
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Lots of small bows
  • Nuts in a shell
  • Small scented candles
  • Christmas baking
  • Mandarin oranges
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Basket liner:
1. Measure the basket from rim to rim and cut the fabric circle 1/2″ bigger.
2. Finish the top edge of the fabric.
3. Lay fabric right-side-up in the basket. Pleat to fit.
4. Hot glue fabric onto the basket

Fabric cover
1. Measure the basket from rim to rim.
2. Multiply the measurement by 1 1/2.
3. Cut out fabric circle this dimension
4. Place the basket on top of the wrong side of the fabric and pull up the fabric.
5. Attach a rubber band at the rim over the fabric
6. Stuff between fabric and basket with fiberfill
7. Cover the rubber band with ribbon, raffia, yarn, etc.

Sponge paint basket
Dip a dampened sponge into the paint, and remove excess paint on paper towels. Use a light stamping motion to paint with.

Splatter finish
Apply sealer and let dry. Apply a base coat of paint. Let dry. Thin accent paint. Splatter on colors. Occasionally splattering some basecoat paint.

Wood stain
Apply stain with a small brush. Let partially dry and wipe off excess with a lint-free cloth

Please share your suggestions for baskets in the comments below.

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