Another “Berry” Cute Basket

As I said in my last post, I ADORE putting together baskets for family, friends and clients.

I usually find one great piece to design a basket around.  For this basket, I loved that the basket (found at Shinoda’s) came with garden tools (you can’t see them because they are strapped to the back of the basket by the white and green elastic band).  I then found the adorable strawberry plate.

Ah~ A Garden Themed basket!

I love to relax after working in the garden.  Nothing like sitting on the patio admiring the work we have done with a nice cool beverage and yummy snacks! Wouldn’t it be great to have this basket to celebrate the first day working in your yard after a long winter?

This basket would make for a great “Welcome to the Neighborhood” gift for new neighbors, a housewarming gift or for a birthday.

~Bon Appetite’~

This basket cost $45.00 to put together. Most of the items came from HomeGoods and Cost Plus World Market.

The basket included: one plate, two polka-dotted glasses, two gourmet sodas, Brie cheese, two kinds of crackers, strawberry candies, glass tea light holder, picture frame, basket with garden tools.

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

Milk & Cookies All Wrapped Up~

One of my favorite things to do is to create fabulous gift baskets.  I have created so many different kinds over the years using all sorts of items and themes.  I love the creative process of choosing a theme, shopping for the items, finding the “perfect” container, arranging the items to fit nicely.

My friend Shannon thought with the Easter Bunny arriving soon, I should do a blog about baskets.

I don’t know why but I just adore wire baskets. I found this one at HomeGoods for $18.

{My basket items were all found at HomeGoods: white pitcher $12, four acrylic glasses $3 each, glass pedestal plate $12, small dessert plates $10, silver frame $6, five boxes of Girl Scout cookies $20, wire basket $18, six-pack of cotton napkins $10}

I filled the basket with the excelsior, put one box of GS cookies on the bottom for the pitcher to be raised up.

The pedestal is under the dessert plates. I used mail tape to tape the plates onto the pedestal and also to together to keep them from shifting.

The supplies to make a basket are quite inexpensive~excelsior, cellophane, ribbon and tape.

I created the “Milk & Cookies” sign using MS Word and then printed it onto photo paper.

The Back.

I created this basket for our PTO to donate for a Fundraiser Raffle for our Education Fund.

I usually make baskets in my kitchen or the playhouse, but it was such a beautiful day and Baby Girl and her fellow Brownies were selling Girl Scout cookies in front of our house, so Mr. Cabana’s tool bench worked out perfectly!

If you would like for me to be your “Easter Bunny” and create a basket for the “Big floppy eared guy” to leave, I would love to!  Just contact me!

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

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