Gift baskets 101: How to make your own


Gift baskets rock. Instead of receiving only one gift, you get multiple smaller ones. You can share the goodies with others. And you get to keep the basket when you’re through. 

Besides receiving gift baskets, I also love giving them. But buying them pre-assembled from stores can be expensive, as the markup on the individual items is considerable. Putting together one yourself is a lot more affordable, and the bonus is you can really customize it for the recipient. They’re also much easier to assemble than you’d think, thanks to these three secret ingredients: foam, wood skewers and glue dots. n

Anchor the basket with foam

Attach skewers to gift items

Stabilize with glue dots

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