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Saturday, April 18, 2015

DIY Gift Basket (How to Put Together a Great Gift Basket)

DIY Gift Basket

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I'm not known for my craftiness but my daughter can take a few dollars and a few basic supplies and create beautiful and thoughtful gifts.  Today, she was in the process of making a DIY gift basket for one of her college sorority sisters.  I noticed how creative and thoughtful it was so I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures.

 She started out with this cute black basket.   She purchased it at our local Walmart for a few dollars.

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She wanted to include a homemade hand scrub.  She obtained a small jelly jar, sugar, Dawn dish detergent, the hand renewal kind which includes ingredients from Olay.
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 First, she filled the jelly jar with sugar.
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 Then, she mixed in the detergent.
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 My daughter also wanted to include a jelly jar filled with bath salts.
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The hand scrub and bath salts above would later fit inside a larger Mason jar along with a bath fizzy ball.

Next, my daughter needed to add a little sparkle to her regular 'ole jars.  On the bottom of the jar and up the sides about 2 inches, she painted on an adhesive.
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She started sprinkling on the glitter at first, but then we thought of a much faster way to do this.  We poured gold glitter into a large bowl and then my daughter painted the bottom and sides of the jars with the adhesive.  Then, she rolled the jars around in the glitter.
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 Isn't it pretty?
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Now she is ready to fill her gift jars!
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Remember those bath salts and the hand scrub?  They were placed in the first jar along with face mask treatments and a bath fizzy ball.
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 In the second gift jar, she placed items suitable for a self manicure.
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 In the third jar, she placed two pair of socks and a gift card.
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My daughter placed a few other items in the basket as well:  A candle, a tube of lotion, and candy.

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The next and final item for the gift basket is my favorite.  My daughter purchased a white canvas.  On the canvas, she drew the outline of a squirrel.  She painted the outline black to create this pretty black and white silhouette.  She signed it in red for a little splash of color.  I love it.

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 Here is her finished product!
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Not only is this a great gift idea for her to give to her friend but it is also a great idea for family and friends on special occasions too.  Something similar to this will make a perfect Mother's Day gift.

I think making this gift (or in my case, watching someone make it) was almost as much fun as receiving it.  I love that you can personalize it and change it up to fit different themes.

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