Gift Basket Fun...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I haven't blogged in forever and so I thought I'd share today's fun project with you! As it may give you an idea for a gift for someone you know...

A co-worker of mine is retiring in a little over a month and today I put a little gift basket together for her. Pretty easy to dress a plain old basket up. I bought the basket for under $5 on sale. The ribbon I had bought a while ago 2 for $1.00, used 2 colors dark turquoise and light turquoise and wrapped them around the handle and did 2 bows at the 2 sides and a bit bigger one in front.

Then instead of buying a bag of shredded paper which the craft store wanted $5 for, I took 5 sheets of turquoise, light blue and light green paper and put it through my shredder. I put the box for the ornament underneath to raise everything up and to save on paper.

Then I filled it with an ornament I bought. A calendar from me, a post card and ACEO from my artist friend Christy Dekoning. I added a magnet strip to the back of the ACEO. My friend loves cats so I know she will love them!

I am going to add a few more little things to it, then cellophane wrap it and tie it off with the matching ribbon. Should look pretty nice when all done!

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