Sunday, September 9, 2012

Easy Take-out Gift Baskets

I needed two small gift baskets for two of my favorite people and I happened to spy two take-out containers that I purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts just because they were so pretty.  By folding the flaps inward, the baskets were formed and would hold more treats than the take-out box folded in the normal way.  To add more flair I wound pipe cleaners around the handles and tied on a matching ribbon.  (My husband preferred the handles unadorned so that might be something to remember if the gift is for a man.)  Voila!  I had instant gift baskets which can be made suitable for many occasions.  I think perhaps if you filled a ziploc bag with gel crystals (available at BFC) the basket take-out container would be a quickie bouquet vase for the hostess or hospital patient.  Isn't it fun to think outside the take-out box?

12 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

What a cute idea and lovely containers... Those recipients are going to love you for this..
TFS - enjoy your lovely Sunday!

Annette said...

aww how totally adorable...love it

Cami said...

Cute little gift boxes and pretty design so you didn't even have to cover it. Great to have a supply on hand for last-minute little gifts.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

How clever Lynn. These would make great gifts for all occasions. Totally "outside the take-out box." Have a great week.

sweet said...

That is such a smart idea about folding the flaps in and those boxes and goodies look so adorable!

Expressions & Inspirations said...

Hi, Lynn, ^_^ I love the take-out box and all the love you put into it! Thank you for all you do and give! :) I enjoyed the snacks.

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Hank hendricks said...

The recipient is definitely be going to have love for this...pretty design so you don't have to cover it just like a card in Gift Card envelopes.

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eunice said...

Ahh! Super clever idea! The take out boxes really look like baskets, and the I really like the idea of chenille around the handles as the finishing touch!

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