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Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts - DIY Gift Baskets

Looking for easy homemade Christmas gifts that look awesome? Have you tried DIY gift baskets? I personally love edible gift baskets the most. They are easy and fun to make. If you are on a tight budget, make a mini gift basket and add beautiful embellishments such as a gorgeous handmade bow or a Christmas pick. Here is an example of a cute mini Christmas gift basket. You may also want to see these DIY Christmas gift ideas such as this adorable Candy Bouquet.

Please, share your DIY Christmas gifts with others…

DIY Christmas gifts - an edible gift basket

Materials to make this DIY gift basket: a small basket, floral foam, Kit Kat candy bars, a sealed bottle of wine, a bow, wooden skewers, clear packing tape, and scissors.

  • Prepare a basket - step 1. Find a small basket (7” x 5” x 2” basket in this example).

  • DIY gift basket - step 2. Place a wine bottle in the basket against one side. See how much floral foam you need to cut in order to fill the remaining space in the basket.

    DIY gift basket - step 2a

    Cover the foam in red tissue paper, securing the paper with Scotch tape in several places.

    Front View

    DIY holiday gift basket - step 2b

    Back View

    DIY gift basket for Christmas  - step 2c

  • DIY Christmas gift baskets - step 3. If you have space between the foam and the basket, fill it with red shredded paper or red Christmas garland. If necessary, secure the garland to the foam with U-shaped floral pins.

    DIY Christmas gift baskets  - step 3

  • DIY gift baskets - step 4. Place a teddy bear or any Christmas toy such as a Santa, a snowman or a symbol of the coming New Year (according to Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake) next to the wine bottle.

    Secure it to the bottle with a piece of clear packing tape from the back.

    DIY gift baskets for Christmas - step 4

  • How to add candy bars to your basket - step 5. Take KitKat candy bars, wooden skewers, clear packing tape, and scissors.

    Secure two wooden skewers together with Scotch tape. Then, attach wooden skewers to the back of each candy bar with clear packing tape.

    How to add candy bars to your Christmas gift basket

  • Edible gift baskets - step 6. Insert three KitKat candy bars in to the foam to achieve the desired look.

    Edible gift baskets for Christmas - step 6

  • Easy homemade Christmas gifts - step 7. You can secure a small or a big bow to the neck of the bottle with double-sided tape or a dab of hot glue.

    Candy gift baskets - step 7a

    Easy homemade Christmas gifts - a gift basket


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