Fall In Love With These Easy To Make DIY Gift Baskets

If you love being creative and want  to give Christmas gifts with a personal touch, gift baskets are a great way to go.  At first, I was intimated by a creating professional looking gift basket. Admittedly, my first few attempts were just ok and certainly would not have won any gift basket awards.

To get started on designing your own DIY gift baskets, select  your container, basket bag, ribbon and shredded metallic paper.   I like to buy a container that can be reused, such as a pretty bowl or suede bin (like the one pictured).

DIY Gift Baskets

Next decide on the contents. This is the fun part.  It is helpful to decide on a theme for your DIY gift baskets. Since I am in the beauty and cosmetic business, often I create beauty gift baskets.  Typically, I include my favorite cosmetics and makeup brushes.

DIY Gift Baskets

Purchase your items in a variety of sizes.  Start by placing the taller items at the back and the shorter items in front.  Carefully place your container in the basket bag, tie your ribbon and attached your gift tag!  If you end up with little wings on each side, carefully pin them back with clear tape.

DIY Gift Baskets

Now you have now created a truly personal and beautiful Christmas gift.  No beauty gift basket would be complete without our Vemayca cosmetic bag.  Super soft, machine washable and featuring our exclusive snap out liner, this cosmetic bag is the perfect gift for all your beauty obsessed friends.

Some of my other favorite DIY gift baskets are shown below.  The themes and designs are endless.

DIY Gift Baskets

The animal print gift basket is one of my all time favorites.  Perfect not only for as a Christmas gift, but great for a birthday celebration or a bon voyage gift.  I made my cosmetic bag front and center in this gift basket.

DIY Gift Baskets

This Christmas gift basket was created with a red plastic bowl that was purchased at the Container Store.  Not only will your friends enjoy all the goodies inside, they will also enjoy having a bright red bowl for Christmas.  The snowflake gift basket bag adds a festive feel to the entire presentation. Good luck making your own DIY gift baskets.  And be sure to let  me know how they turn out.

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  1. Valerie says:

    Who wouldn’t want to receive a gorgeous themed basket like this! Great presentation, fabulous product and packing suggestions! Thank you also for including @eyecandycoolers front and center in your beauty gift basket! ;-)

    • Vemayca says:

      Valerie, you are so welcome. Love sharing the things that I love with my friends and fans! Gift baskets are a great way to create a gift that is really special. And so easy to do!!

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