DIY Gift Hamper
When making a hamper, I always try to find something to hold the items that will be attractive + useful enough to reuse at home. Last year I made hampers using large glass jars from IKEA (scroll back to last Christmas). This year I’m using the IKEA SMARRA cane box - better still you can make two hampers from the one box. I think these would make a really cute little hallway bowl (keys, sunglasses, mail etc) or even to hold fruit.
These ones are for Lachy’s kindy teachers. I wanted to make them summery and simple.
When making a hamper, I try to work out what the recipient might want. What would I want if I was a teacher? Definitely alcohol 😅😬 So clearly I’m catering to my own tastes here, but the centrepiece of the hamper is a bottle of Prosecco.
I’ve also added an “ideas + plans” journal, a nice pen, coffee scrub, a skincare mask, a few chocolates and some hand/surface sanitiser.
I used a tea towel on the bottom of the hamper to make it easier to position everything.
n e e d e d :
- IKEA SMARRA cane box $19.99 - this makes TWO hampers
- To wrap, I used Kadink Clear Wrap $5.99 from Officeworks and sticky tape
- To label, I used my favourite Letter & Number Stickers - Gold Look $5 from Kmart.
- A5 “Ideas + Plans” Planner $4.50 from Kmart
- Metal Pen Botanical $3 from Kmart
- Moisturising Sheet Mask $2 from Kmart
- Koi Blood Orange & Ginger Dry Coffee Scrub $4.80 (on sale) from Coles
- Thankyou Grapefruit Hand & Surface Sanitiser $5 from Coles
- Lindt chocolates (from a large bag I bought from Coles, 6 per hamper)
- Postcards from Italy Prosecco $17 at Liquorland
- Extra Large Tea Towel - Prism $8 for 3pk (I used 1 per hamper) from Kmart
*Note that supplier prices listed may differ from the time this article was published.
S T E P S T O F O L L O W :
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