6 Easy Steps to Creating Any Gift Basket

Give an ordinary gift basket a professional look with a dash of Pro

It’s that time of year! Easter, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, you name it there’s a gift basket for the occasion.

If you’re making any gift baskets this year, UGlu is going to be your best friend!  Check out how easy it actually is to make gift baskets with just 6 simple steps that anyone can follow!

1. Gather and layout all your materials.

You have to see what you’re working with. See how many items you have, the various sizes and see if you have a good variety of sized items.

Here’s what I used:

  • Basket (I used a wicker basket, but any basket will do)
  • Various sized treats
  • Filler grass
  • Foam bowls (at least 2)
  • Cellophane
  • Embellishments: decorative carrots, bows, and ribbons
  • UGlu

Materials Used: UGluⓇ, Basket, Various sized treats, Filler grass, Foam bowls (at least 2), Cellophane & Embellishments

2. Build a solid base:

Build up the center of basket simply with foam bowls and UGlu. I used 2 foam bowls stacked on top of each other to build up height. You want to build up the items so they are showcased not sunken in! I used UGlu Dashes to hold the bowls together face to face, and a UGlu Power Patch to secure the bottom of bowl to the inside of basket. By doing this, you are creating different levels within the basket to allow for an interesting and appealing display.

Build up the center of basket simply with foam bowls and UGluⓇ. I used 2 foam bowls stacked on top of each other to build up height.

3. Prep it

Add another UGlu Power Patch to the top and maybe around the sides of bowl to stick your filler grass and scatter it around so your basket looks full. Make sure to save some for some extra “fluff” later.

Add another UGluⓇ Power Patch to the top and maybe around the sides of bowl to stick your filler grass and scatter it around so your basket looks full. Make sure to save some for some extra “fluff” later.

4. Fill it up!

Fill with goodies…but keep in mind the “Florists rule” try to keep the items on display 1 ½ times taller than the container. This is why I used the foam bowls to add a taller base within the basket, to add dimension and height. Also, try to open any items that are packaged in multiples, because you can scatter them and make your basket appear fuller.

UGlu is amazing for this step! I was able to use the UGlu Dashes to affix the smaller items and the UGlu Power Patches for the larger items. UGlu is my go to for making gift baskets because it keeps everything put, but if needed I can remove it with a “simple twisting technique” and reposition the item without damaging the display item or the basket…truly a unique double sided tape!! UGlu made it so easy for me to play around with the placement of my items if needed, but let me tell you these things aren’t going anywhere. If you need to ship out a basket, rest assured, your items will stay put!

Fill with goodies...but keep in mind the “Florists rule” try to keep the items on display 1 ½ times taller than the container. This is why I used the foam bowls to add a taller base within the basket, to add dimension and height.

5. Spin your basket

Spin your basket around. Make sure it is presentable from all angles. Looking good?? Notice how you can see all them items, nothing is buried or hidden. You can use UGlu to stick your items directly in place and even hide or mask things that aren’t as appealing…such as the barcodes on the back of the packages.

Spin your basket around. Make sure it is presentable from all angles. Looking good?? Notice how you can see all them items, nothing is buried or hidden.

6. Wrap it up!

I cut a large piece of cellophane from a roll and was able to pinch the top and sides together with a single dash of UGlu per side to help keep the wrapper in place. Thankfully UGlu is transparent, so it will go unnoticed and will not distract from your design. Once all wrapped up you’re ready to go!

I cut a large piece of cellophane from a roll and was able to pinch the top and sides together with a single dash of UGluⓇ per side to help keep the wrapper in place.

*Bonus Points!

Grab some bonus points by further accessorizing your gift. Can’t tie a nice bow? Or maybe just short on some ribbon? Try this HACK for BOWS MADE EASY!

P.S. I like to use wired ribbon for bows because it keeps its shape best.

1. I cut my left over ribbon into 3 pieces. 2 smaller ones of equal length (the loop part) and one about double the length (the tail).
Try this HACK for BOWS MADE EASY! I cut my left over ribbon into 3 pieces. 2 smaller ones of equal length (the loop part) and one about double the length (the tail).

2. Loop the shorter pieces of ribbon ends together and affix with one UGlu Dash.

Loop the shorter pieces of ribbon ends together and affix with one UGluⓇ Dash

3. Find the center of the longer piece and tie on some curly ribbon (this is how you will attach the bow to your package). Add a UGlu® Dash to the base of each tail of the ribbon.

Find the center of the longer piece and tie on some curly ribbon (this is how you will attach the bow to your package). Add a UGlu® Dash to the base of each tail of the ribbon.

4. Peel back the liner of the UGlu Dash and affix your loops right on either side. Use those ties to place bow perfectly onto your package! Viola!

Peel back the liner of the UGluⓇ Dash and affix your loops right on either side. Use those ties to place bow perfectly onto your package! Viola!

Now that you have all the basic skills to create an awesome gift basket, don’t limit yourself to just a basket. A basket can be anything, an umbrella, a pail, a tote bag, and etcetera. If you can imagine it, you can create it! You can cater your basket to any person for any occasion! So think outside the box and get Gift Basketing!

Some Inspiration:

For the kids: a pail & shovel…fill with a beach towel, flip flops, sunglasses, candy, and a ball
For the “chef”: a crock pot…fill with wine, pasta, bottle opener, wine glass, and a cook book
For the beach bums: A cooler…fill with ice packs, hat, to go cup, sun block, and a towel
Your options are limitless!!

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