Sunday, March 4, 2012

Home Made Gift Basket

Friday was my sister-in-law's birthday. When I started thinking about what we weregoing to give her, I wanted to do something thoughtful. She has had a tough year, so I thought giving her something relaxing would be fun. And then I started thinking about how fun it would be to have this gift be all home made! So I decided to make her brown sugar honey body scrub, lavender lotion with vitamin E, home made lip balm, hand soap in a cute little dispenser. I also made a rice-filled heat pouch that she can use in the microwave. I placed all of the items in a basket and put it in a basket bag.
I used some extra linen fabric that I used on the jar lids and for the heat pouch to create a rosette and then made cutie little burlap leaves and then I hot glued this to the front of the basket (inside the bag so that it will be on there if she wants to use it in her house.)
Here is a kind of "aerial" view if you will. I plan to go back through and share how I made some of the items in other posts.
That little green and white thing in the back is the heat pouch. I sewed a stripe of green and white damask fabric to the white litten before sewing it basically like you would a pillow. It turned out so cute! Unfortunately, I was not thinking and did not get a better photo of it than this!
I topped it all off with a burlap bow. I was SO pleased with the way it turned out and she loved it! My favorite thing about it was that it was almost entirely home made. The only thing that I did not make was the basket and there is a candle down in there that I just purchased. Now I want to go back and make myself a batch of everything!

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  1. What a beautiful gift! I'm sure your sister in law enjoyed it. Megan

  2. Hi-I am glad I ran into your blog as I have enjoyed it! I have already read all of it these past 4 days (& nights). Tons of Great ideas-I just started a blog myself, will you please take the time to look at it? Any ideas or comments for me will be appreciated!

  3. Great ideas. Love it!

  4. Gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift, and so nicely packaged too!