How to Make a Gift Basket
Would you like to know how to create a handmade basket? I’m ready to tell you everything about it. This won’t take much time, but the result will be marvelous. You will create a unique basket, and it will be impossible to find its copies anywhere. You can fill the basket with handmade flowers with candies.
You can choose any color for your basket and I have chosen silver color, because it matches any other color wonderfully. Moreover, the flowers for the basket can be varicolored. How to Make a Paper Iris Flower.
How to Make DIY Gift Basket Tutorial
The first thing you need for making the basket is expanded polystyrene. Cut two trapezium parts out of it. Their height is 16 cm (which means 6.3 inches), the length of its lower base is 16 cm (which is 6.3 inches too), the length of its upper base is going to be 22 cm (8.7 inches). Thickness of the parts is 5 cm (2 inches).
Make a small hollow in each base of the basket.
Attach the both parts together with the help of the hot glue gun.
Polish the surface and the angles with sandpaper.
Pour some gypsum in the hollow. It is necessary for stableness of the basket.
Now you will need some grey corrugated paper.
Cover the basket with this corrugated paper with the help of hot glue.
Cover the bottom of the basket with some corrugated paper as well.
Use thin wall plastic drainage pipe for making handles of the basket. You can buy this pipe at any building material store.
Wrap the thin silver tape around the pipe.
Bend two pieces of wire for fixing the handles into the basket.
Now you will need a long and wide lace tape. Its width should be about 6 cm (which means 2.4 inches). Its length should be 2 meters (78.7 inches).
Decorate the basket with this tape and attach the handles to the basket.
Attach some decorative cord to the lower part of the basket.
Now your Gift basket for the flowers with candies is ready!
The dimensions of the finished basket is 40×40 cm (which means 15.7×15.7 inches) with the handles and 40x30cm (15.7×11.8 inches) without the handles.