Last week I made Pink Lemonade Body Scrub. I really wanted to keep going with it and show you how to put together a great spa gift basket. I made two different scrubs: pink lemonade and vanilla sugar. (Recipes are in previous post on the scrub post)
I'll post pictures of both baskets. They are mainly the same just a few different ingredients to give a different theme i.e.... tissue, chocolate, ribbon. Approximate cost of this basket $30.
Items Needed For This Project:
- Basket: I actually found these cool closet organizer bins at Target for $6.99. They came in several colors and sizes. Use your imagination!
- Tissue: I got my tissue at Hobby Lobby. I really like their selection and they usually have coordinating ribbons! Lots of stores carry tissue!
- Ribbon: I used ribbon on my body scrub and to tie the bag of chocolate.
- Loofa or Sponge: WalMart had super cheap options. I bet your local dollar store would carry them as well.
- Chocolate: I wanted to match my basket so I chose Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate & Raspberry squares. Can't go wrong with chocolate ladies!
- Candle: Every relaxing bath needs a yummy smelling mood candle. I really love the Glade candle you get at the grocery store. They are just $2.50 at WalMart or Target.
- Paper Shred: Look in the gift wrap section at stores.
- Bling: I used a cute frilly pick to kick it up a notch. Look in the floral dept of Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann, WalMart or even Target. Use your imaginations: feathers, flowers, etc...
- Stuffing: You need something to go in the bottom of your basket to keep items on top. I use old grocery bags. Watch video for explanation.
I can't stress enough the following:
- Give your basket a theme! Your theme can be a color or a thing. But stick to it! Make everything match. It doesn't have to all be one color but don't use too many colors as the eye won't have a place to rest.
- Matching: If the items in your basket have funky packaging take it out and repackage! You can see in my basket I took off all the packaging on the loofa, candle and chocolate. I re-packaged the chocolate in a clear cellophane bag with matching ribbon.
Moms: this is great practice for Easter baskets!