Here’s the final installment in the Dollar Store Diva’s Holiday Gift Giving series. She’s saving the day yet again with a simple yet LOVELY gift idea that will only take a few minutes (and a few dollars!) to create.
Fruit baskets are usually a welcomed gift, but often the amount of fruit is overwhelming. I decided to make a cute little mini-version.
I like the shabby-chic look of this fit-in-your-hand-lunch-bag “basket”. [As in FREE.] I started folding the bag down from the top, over and over, until it created a “basket’ about 3” high.
and a few Hershey Kisses
all fit nicely on a bed of brown paper shreds I had sliced with my trimmer from another bag. [Once again, as in FREE.]
All I had to do then was to wrap the “basket” with a fat ribbon, tie a bow, and slip in this Fruit Basket Printable Card. [Yup, you guessed it: FREE.]
For a second mini-fruit basket, I filled a pretty little glass bowl from the Dollar Store with a strand of red tinsel garland, then added three pieces of fresh fruit–an apple, a pear, and an orange–and a few Kisses. Finally, I wrapped it all with cello wrap, tied it with some curly ribbon, and attached the same Fruit Basket Printable Card.
I took it to my beautician today.
She loved it.
Wouldn’t a teacher also love a gift like this? Or a ________________, or ____________________, or ________________. [You fill in the blanks. You can even put my name in one of the blanks.]
And I really do wish all of you a
Fruitful New Year!
For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom, Nancy, who has a special power. She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts that would brighten anyone’s day!
See more Dollar Store Diva ideas here.
Hi Nancy/Kaley! Love the ideas…as usual. Would it be okay to post your idea on our website? We have an organic buying club and I’d like to share your creativity! Either way, thanks for all of the inspiration. Merry Christmas!!
Sure, Amie! Feel free to do so with a link back to the post. Thanks for asking!
I would be honored to have you share it, Amie!
Hi Ladies, Thanks for letting me share your post! Here’s the site if you want to check it out: http://www.hisharvestgroup.com
Have a blessed week!
great idea for my neighbor who lives alone since her husband passed away this year!
Sandy, that is exactly what I’m doing. I have two neighbors who are alone, and I’m taking them each their “fruit basket” tomorrow.