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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Creating height is important. If the basket is too wide or too deep, then the items will get lost inside.
- For baskets containing fruit, using shrink wrap helps to hold items together. Plus, it keeps too many hands from touching the food directly.