Homemade Fruit Basket: Easy-to-Make a Gourmet Gift from Scratch
Money tight, not sure what to buy?
Don't buy anything. Make a homemade fruit basket.
Keep it simple if you've never made a gift basket before. They make great gourmet gifts and made by you personally add an extra special touch.
The great thing about making a homemade fruit basket is that you need few items, but they are beautiful and artistic and are edible. Your gift gets an A+.
Janet Vogel from www.homemade-gift-basket-ideas.com offers a great solution to your problem with some simple instructions. Thankk you Janet!
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Fruit Baskets - Great Versatile Homemade Gifts for Everyone
Author: Janet Vogel
Fruit baskets are ideal gifts for anyone for all holidays and special occasions. You can create beautiful fruit gift baskets for a group of people
or for that one special person. And, they are practical as well as delicious.
If you've never made a gift basket, a fruit basket is a good place to start. You can't make a mistake when choosing items to include in your basket.
When designing other theme gift baskets, the colors and sizes of gifts can be confusing. However, all fruits look wonderful together.
Start by selecting a white or natural colored wicker basket. A basket with handles are easier to carry if you are traveling a distance.
Place straw or shredded brown paper in the empty basket before arranging the fruit and other items you have chosen.
In addition to fresh fruit, there are many other fruit related items you can add to give your basket more variety. I particularly like to scatter
unshelled mixed nuts in with the fruit. Some other fruit related items that are readily available are dried fruits, fruit flavored tea, jams, jellies,
fruit salsa, fruit vinegar, candied pineapple, apple crisps, and fruit flavored candy. A small box of chocolate covered cherries or fruit filled cookies
are also nice additions.
The best fruits to include are bright red or green apples, oranges or tangerines, and pears that are not yet ripe. Bananas look really nice, but choose
the ones that are not quite ripe. My favorite fruits to use for a decorative touch are grapes. At the last minute, scatter a few small bunches of both
red and green grapes amongst the other fruits.
Another decorative touch is to place a terry or tea towel with a fruit theme under the fruit. A fruit scented candle is a wonderful gift item to finish off your beautiful gift basket.
About the Author
My website, Homemade Gift Baskets Ideas is dedicated to creating theme gift baskets. For assembly and decorating ideas, visit the How To Make Gift Baskets web page.