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On my calendar of obscure holidays, I noticed that Friday is Make a Gift Day! Well, I've already been making gifts, but I took this as a challenge and decided to come up with something different to make. I perused Pinterest and as I looked through my own board of gift ideas, I saw this adorable treat basket that I had almost forgotten about! The directions for this basket made from 1 sheet of paper can be found on downhomeinspiration.com.
This basket is made so simply and inexpensively with 1 sheet of 12 x 12 decorative paper and some ribbon! You can use paper, or in my case I used decorative cardstock. And, because it is the holidays, I added a larger bow at the top! I love how these paper baskets turned out, and you can fill them with any treats that you would like! Kristen filled hers with mini-muffins. I thought that the 4 slots would be perfect for mini loaves of bread or different candies or cookies.
In the end, I ended up filling mine with fudge, a Pumpkin Gingerbread mini-loaf, Hot Cocoa Bombs and some Hershey's Kisses! (I feel like I copped out with the Kisses, but I didn't have time to bake the cookies that I had planned on.) But, who wouldn't love to receive a cute little basket filled with treats like this?
Here are a few tips that I found when making the basket:
And one more idea, these would make adorable Easter Baskets in the Spring with pastel papers!
Oh! I almost forgot! I wanted to share the Pumpkin Gingerbread Recipe with you! It is delicious!
I baked these in the 8 cavity mini loaf pan that I have. You can purchase it here.
Here is the recipe:
We wrapped them in little cellophane bags that came with to-from tags that will be great to write the recipients name on, plus the name of the bread! (I still think that 4 different mini loaves would be adorable.) I picked up my bags and tags after Christmas last year. But here is a sweet set on Amazon.
I hope that you will try your hand at this cute little basket to fill with treats this year! What will you fill yours with? Here are some more ideas:
12/2/2021 01:15:09 pm
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!