How To Put Together A Dollar Tree Gift Basket
Hey guys I made 3 inexpensive Dollar Tree gift baskets. The three baskets have different themes. One of the gift baskets is for my Mom who is in the Nursing Home, one gift basket is for the creative crafter, and one gift basket is a treat for anyone who loves a Pedicure.
I don’t know about you guys but there is just something about a gift basket. I love picking through them to see what goodies I got. Mother’s day is coming up and I wanted to share how I put together my gift baskets. You have plenty of time to head to the store and get some stuff.
Dollar Tree Gift Basket For Mother’s Day
How To Make A Dollar Tree Gift Basket
Keep in mind that these baskets are just to give you ideas. You can customize a gift basket for your child’s teacher, your neighbor, the postman (or woman), your grandkids, etc.
The Dollar Tree is full of pretty things along with practical items that can easily make a gift basket unique.
1. Select The Container
The first thing you need to put the basket together is a…..basket….of any type. Take into consideration what you might put into the basket and select the appropriate size. Or another idea might be to gather all the items you want to put into the basket then pick the basket.
There are all kinds of things you can use as a “basket”. Some ideas; plant pots, metal pails, dish drainers, a basket (haha), large plastic bowls, tote bags, kid’s sand pails, gift bags, Chinese take out containers, etc. Get creative.
The basket for my Mom has the most goodies in it. I went a little crazy. For Mom’s basket I chose a large pink plastic one with a handle. We store a lot of things in small containers in her room, such as bath stuff, snacks, and photos. So the pink tote will be useful.
2. Select Items For The Basket
I gathered a couple of her favorite snacks, lotions, hand creams, nail polish, room deodorizer, chap stick, an infinity scarf, a wall hanging (Thank You For Being You), a handheld mirror with pocket mirror, and a Lei for fun! The total cost of this gift basket was $13 plus tax.
3. Prepare Basket Before Adding Gifts
I put everything in Mom’s basket and arranged and rearranged. I wasn’t happy. Since the basket was deep everything set on the bottom of the basket.
A list of my must have DIY supplies can be found here on Petticoat Junktion.
I found some packing paper in the shop and put it in the bottom of the basket. You could also use shredded paper.
4. Add A Basket Liner
Not sure what to call it but you need something to pull the gift basket together like a liner. Use cloth napkins, scarves, cloth shop towels, washcloths, etc. to cover the bottom of the basket and the sides. This adds softness and something to kind of snuggle the gift items in.
I put the Infinity scarf on top of the paper. Isn’t that a pretty design?? I’m always amazed at the things I find at the Dollar Tree. (This is not a sponsored post)
Dollar Tree Gift Baskets – Nursing Home Resident
5. Add The Gift Basket Items
Start with the largest items and lean them against one side of the basket or stack them from the bottom. Add smaller items in between until you are happy with the look.
The photo above shows how the basket looked after I got it together. Very Uptown for less than $15 and such nice items, fun and useful.
Next Dollar Tree gift basket is for the Pedicure fan. I treat myself to a pedicure occasionally. How about you guys? In this case I used a Lei to soften the look of the gift basket. You should always include things with texture in the basket.
I selected a turquoisy green catchall container for this gift basket. I gathered flip flops, 2 bottles of nail polish, nail brushes, mini ped egg, manicure set, a fun scented candle, and a bright Lei.
Who wouldn’t love this basket. It helps to go with a specific color scheme when selecting your items.
Dollar Tree Gift Baskets – Pedicure Fun
Nine items including the basket means $9 plus tax. See how inexpensive these baskets are. This one is perfect for a friend, teenager, etc. Perfect birthday gift basket.
The third gift basket is for the crafter. I found a cute box container with top to use as the basket. The flower design with all the colors was calling my name.
Dollar Tree Gift Basket – For The Creative Crafter
The Craft Gift Box contains Mod Podge, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint, a faux cactus, liquid adhesive, three containers of loose glitter ( oh boy!), green ribbon, and googly eyes.
Eight items for $8 plus tax. A nice gift doesn’t have to be expensive. Would you give a big hug to the giver of these gifts?
Of course I couldn’t leave the store with just gift basket stuff. I bought two “flower” swatters for the JTS, cactus wall decals for Mom’s room, a sticky LED light, and a pack of mini clothespins.
The Dollar Tree also has a ton of items to DIY with. You can find the cutest Rooster Wall Decor I made using a placemat by clicking here, the nautical style candle holder I made here, and the small wreaths I made here.
Did I inspire you to make a gift basket or two? The gift basket ideas are endless. They have tons of guy stuff, food stuff, kids stuff.
You might remember I made gift mugs for the Nursing Home staff for Christmas(click here). Mugs can hold a variety of things and you can never have too many mugs. Make a Mom Mug or make a birthday mug for your friend.
You can also get balloon bouquets at Dollar Tree. They have the fancy mylar balloons and regular balloons too. Remember, only $1 each. Beats the florist prices.
As always, thanks for being here. You guys make my job worth doing. Have a great day, Kathy