Creating a Get Well Gift Basket {Tutorial}

Sickness is inevitable, but during those times of sickness it feels wonderful to be remembered.  At our church if members are sick we usually give them a nice sized fruit basket and a card.  This time we created a different kind of basket due to the nature of the illness and dietary restrictions.  So we purchased items off of the doctor's orders and I created a basket.

Remember my visit to the Christian Closet?  That visit yielded this beautiful basket.

  • a basket
  • items to go inside the basket
  • old newspaper
  • tape
  • ribbon
  • decorative tissue paper or paper shreds (if needed)

Clean basket (if purchased from a thrift/consignment shop).
  • I rinsed mine off and let it dry outdoors.  Spray with a disinfectant spray (like Lysol) to rid of any unknown germs.  Allow to dry.
Decide on how you would like to arrange items by placing them in the basket and rearranging.

To add height, ball up old newspapers and place in bottom of the basket.

Tape items together to hold in place.

If there are any gaps, fill those gaps with decorative tissue paper or shredded paper.

Adorn with a bow and you are ready to present your basket to the recipient.

  1. When creating a basket-gift, it's beneficial to know what type and sizes of items will go into the basket.  Then purchase/find the right size basket.
  2. Creating height is important.  If the basket is too wide or too deep, then the items will get lost inside.
  3. For baskets containing fruit, using shrink wrap helps to hold items together.  Plus, it keeps too many hands from touching the food directly.
Happy Crafting,

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  1. Wonderful! Food baskets or hampers are such practical, welcome gifts.

  2. What a great basket you found. How nice for the recipient. When someone is under the weather and can't get out to the grocery, how wonderful to receive this gift.

  3. Libby,

    What a beautiful attitude of the members of his church! Congratulations!
    I liked the decor, especially the ribbons: green and yellow.
    The colors of Brazil.

    Have a good day!

  4. What a sweet thing to do for someone when they aren't feeling well. You are so sweet!

  5. What a nice habit you have at your church!

  6. Libby, you are so sweet and so thoughtful!

  7. What a great idea Libby! It is a perfect way to bring a smile to someone who is not well!

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  9. This is going to be the perfect gift for my professor this Christmas.

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