How do you make a basket out of a box?
You can make a simple basket by wrapping cord around it to hide the cardboard. You can get fancier by cutting the box apart, and then weaving it back together with cord to make a more traditional woven basket. All you need is a cardboard box, some scissors, cord, and glue.
Choose a gift basket filler. Some examples include shredded newspaper, shredded tissue paper, Easter grass, large pieces of confetti, packing straw or colored foam balls. There is no right or wrong type of filler for a basket. Just choose something you like and/or that you feel matches the contents of the gift basket.
What do you line a gift basket with?
Use either tissue paper or fabric. Tissue paper is more affordable, while fabric makes the basket look more elegant. Look in a craft store for fabric remnants, which may be much cheaper than buying fabric off of a bolt. You can also buy individual fabric napkins if they are large enough.
How do you display items in a gift basket?
We recommend starting by placing the larger and heavier gift items in the back. Place shorter and smaller items in front, arranging them in a way that all gifts are visible. Use tissue paper or shred to help boost height for items that may not be quite as visible.
How do you make a hamper without a basket?
Make A Gift Hamper Without A Crappy Basket! Some ideas for you:
- Wrapped cardboard boxes.
- Felt baskets.
- Flat pack boxes designed for flat hampers.
- Tote bags or gift bags.
- Old crockery, bowls, casserole dishes.
- Serving trays.
- Crate boxes.
- Or you could make the container, like a fabric basket.
How much rope do I need to make a basket?
You will need about 10 to 15 yards (9.14 to 13.72 meters) to make one basket. It is always better to have too much cording than too little; joining cording on baskets is difficult. Fold over one end of your rope and glue it in place.