DIY Halloween Gift Basket

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Hocus Pocus is on TV tonight, so it’s official – Halloween season is here!!!  This put me in the Halloween mood, so I decided to put together a little halloween surprise for my husband. I decided on a gift basket full of goodies.

I went to the store and stocked up on the goodies, and then when I got home, I realized I needed something to put them in!  Oh my gosh!  I came up with the most adorable little Halloween themed basket!  It’s super simple, but I thought it was cute enough to share!  I looked around our place to find some things to get creative with, and I saw some gauze…this made me think mummy, so I looked in my craft box, and found a bag of googly eyes.  These two items along with a used water jug and some double sided tape was all I needed to create a cute lil basket to hold all the goods!

This is so easy, and you don’t have to limit its use to gift baskets!  You could also decorate chip or treat bowls at a halloween get together this way, and it will make for some great decorations!  Okay, let’s get to how to make this basket!

DIY HALLOWEEN GIFT BASKET

Materials:

  • Gauze
  • Used water Jug
  • double sided tape
  • Googly eyes (you could also make paper eyes by just drawing them on the paper and cutting them out if you don’t have any plastic googly eyes)
  • Goodies to fill the basket with

Directions:

1.) Take your water jug, and tear off any paper or tape on it.  Use a knife to cut the bottom of the jug off from the top, creating a basket with the bottom of the jug.

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2.) Using your double sided tape, Tape the end of the gauze to the bottom of the basket you created.  Wrap your gauze around and up your basket, and periodically, place a piece of double sided tape to keep the gauze in place.  When you’ve gotten to the top, use double sided tape to tape the googly eyes on one side of the basket.  Wrap the gauze over so it partially covers the eyes, then cut your gauze and use double sided tape to tape the end to the basket.

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3.) Your basket is now done – told you it was easy! 🙂  Now you just need to fill it with goodies, and you can be done if you want.

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4.) I made a little sign using a straw, a marker, and some paper, but this is totally optional.  If you’re interested, this is how I did it: On a piece of paper, draw your sign.  Fold the paper over, and cut your sign out so that it has a front (where you drew), and a back piece of paper.  Wrap your straw in double sided tape, and then place your pieces of paper on the straw, then use some double sided tape to tape the sides together.

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5.) Place your sign in the gift basket where you would like it, and now you’re done!

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Hubby will have a cute little surprise waiting for him tomorrow morning to brighten his day!  SOOOO cute!  Enjoy! 🙂

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