Welcome to July’s $10 on the 10th! This month our theme is Christmas in July! Or should I say Christmas in July gift basket edition as that is what I’m sharing with you today.
I have to admit that I’m super excited about doing Christmas in July.
There are just so many possibilities.
I had a tough time making up my mind what to share until I saw this!
Target dollar spot to the rescue.
And even better, it only costs $5.00.
Honestly, this craft is so easy, but it has the potential to be outstanding.
So what am I going to do with it?
Make a gift basket out of it of course.
I loved the natural color of the basket, but not for what I had in mind.
A quick couple of coats of spray paint turned it into this lovely white basket.
I had some left over felt holly “ribbon” from last Christmas and thought that it would look cute cut up and glued to the front of my basket.
A little hot glue and this is what it looks like.
Once again, I hit up my ribbon supply and made a multi-ribbon bow in red, white and black.
This is what my final basket looks like.
Very little time, money and supplies went into this basket.
And around Christmas time – well anytime for that matter- who wants to spend more time and money on the presentation than the actual gift?
Here’s what my Christmas in July gift basket looks like with a few goodies tucked inside.
Isn’t she cute?
But hang on a minute….
I’m showing you my basket filled with wine and cheese gifts, however it could hold a ton of other gift items too.
How about a spa basket?
A large bottle of bath oil, salts or bubble bath on one side and a scrubber, brush, and microfiber towel on the other side.
Oh, the possibilities!
So the important part, how much did my basket cost?
Well, I spent a total of $5.40 on the basket.
The ribbon and the felt holly I already had on hand.
However, even if you wanted to add in the cost for both of those, what little I used of each would not put my gift over $10.00.
That’s the perfect gift basket for me!
Now please join me in visiting the other $10 on the 10th participants and see what wonderful Christmas in July Ideas they have in store for us!
Terrie – Decorate And More With Tip
Patti – Pandora’s Box
Ann – The Apple Street Cottage
Barb – French Ethereal
Until next time…..