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Making A Fruit Gift Basket Doesn't Have To Be Difficult If You Follow These Steps

Aug 17, 2007
Gifting your loved one something special made by you is the perfect gift. They will appreciate personal, handmade gifts rather than enormous expensive gifts. Always remember it is the personal touch that makes the gift special and unique. A fruit basket is a perfect gift for your near and dear ones. But most of us drop the idea, because we don't know where to start or how to make a fruit basket.

Making a fruit basket isn't all the difficult as it may appear to be. To begin with, you should select the perfect basket. There are many different shapes, sizes and colours of baskets available in the market. Always try to get a big, fancy colourful, basket, which will make the gift look very stylish. The basket can be either made of cane, wood, glass, ceramic glass, thick paper or straw. Make sure the basket is sturdy enough to carry the weight of the fruits.

Once you have decided on the size, colour and shape of the basket, you can buy different colours of cloth or fabric to decorate the basket. You can either stitch it to the basket or stick the fabric with glue on the basket. Using a good fabric can bring out the effect of the basket. You also have the choice of sticking ribbons, streamers, bows, stars, or flowers, on the basket, giving it a yet another personal touch. If you like you can stick to a colour scheme. Colours like either red or green can be used according to your choice. You can buy fruits according to your colour scheme too. If you don't want any colour scheme you should always try to make the basket as bright and colourful as possible.

Now that you have your ribbon, fabric or cloth, you can stitch or glue it to the basket in whichever way you like. You can also decorate the handle by stitching the fabric and ribbons on it. Sticking streamers can make the basket look very bright and colourful. Once you have your basket ready, you can arrange the fruits in any order you like. Either one kind of fruit or an assortment of fruits can be used in the entire basket. You can decorate the fruits making a design or a pattern. You can put nuts or dry fruits if you like. A special gift or small notes in between the fruits also adds an element of surprise to the receiver.

As a final touch you can cover the basket with either transparent, cellophane, handmade paper. Using colourful paper can make the gift look fantastic. You even have the choice of leaving your basket open. You can tie a small bow, flower or star on the top of the gift. After all making a fruit basket isn't all the difficult.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as the custom giftbaskets at http://www.giftbasketsplusmore.com
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