Basket Making is popular for seasonal gift giving such as Christmas
and Easter but they also make wonderful gifts for any and all other
occasions. Listed below you will find an example of how you can
make baskets for important events.
Decide on a theme and color scheme for your basket. Make sure to
coordinate the colors of lining, fillers and decoration together.
You will need to line your basket to really give it that classy
effect. It helps to keep items in the basket from rolling around
and adds some contrast to the basket.
Tissue Paper - you could blend two colors together for a
higher level of contrast. Spread a few pieces of tissue paper onto
a flat surface and fold once into a triangle. Starting on the bottom
of your basket lay out the long end and make a flap over the side
of your basket with the pointed end. Take out a few more sheets
of paper and do the same making the pointed end fold out from the
other side of the basket.
If you’re working with two colors lay out two or more
sheets of one color and lay down the second color and inch or so
apart from the first so that the two colors show. Follow the same
instructions as before for the rest. Keep in mind you can be as
creative as you want. You can experiment with a few sheets of tissue
and come up with a way of your own.
Fillers are used to keep everything in the basket from rolling
around. You could use any type of material you like that could act
as a buffer. Cotton, face cloths, mesh materials make great fillers.
You can decorate around your basket or base with flowers, ribbon
or anything else that you can think of that might relate well with
Wrap your basket up with clear plastic. Lay out one roll of plastic
onto a flat surface, big enough that the plastic doesn’t bunch
up. Place your basket in the center of the plastic and gather the
sides upward until you can bunch sides together at the top of the
basket. Use ribbon to tie the top spreading out the plastic there
as well. You could use two different colors to add more flavour
to your creation or use one and add a bow.