Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY Festive/Diwali Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are an essential part of most festivities in the Indian tradition, and Diwali is no different. The foodie in me always loves to unfold a gift basket as they usually come loaded with delicacies. And of course, your excitement towards a gift basket is directly proportional to the way it’s looking (read wrapped). :-)

So continuing with the festive spirit on Lifealicious, I am so excited to introduce Vinita Kundani to you, a genius when it comes to wrapping presents. She shares with us a simple and quick way to decorate baskets this Diwali or for any traditional occasion really.

Festive  Diwali Basket Wrapping DIY

1: A simple cane basket - how the original one we used looked like
2: Materials needed:
* Fabrics such as satin, organza, net, to cover basket and ribbon, to cover handle
* Embellishments
(If you wear Indian, you can easily reuse borders of sarees, dupattas, etc.) 
* Gun glue (not shown in the image) 
3/4/5: Wrap fabric around the basket, we used a pink shimmery satin fabric for the base, and ribbon around the handle - we used one in gold organza. With the help of gun glue, fold and fix around the basket 
6: Fabric covered basket 
7: Embellishments stuck on the handle using gun glue. You could either stop here or add a bow as described in the next step 
8: Make a bow using a net fabric and add an embellishment.

Festive  Diwali Basket Wrapping DIY 
Voila!! Your basket is ready with goodies :-)

P.S. If you would like to learn or enquire about gift wrapping services, contact Vinita on vkundani[at]gmail[dot]com

P.P.S More Diwali Trend Alert posts here and links to some stunning Diwali decor ideas previously featured on the blog.

4 comments:

diwali 2012 gifts said...

Gifts which we get on Diwali gives us a bliss.As on such an auspicious day if we get useful and our favorite things then it surely make us feel happy.

Jack said...

Komal,

Read 3 pending posts now. Circus themed parties look interesting.

Take care

saurabh pandey said...

Really this is a fantabulous design for diwali festival so thanks & keep it on.

Diwali Gifts

nidhi said...

Lovely gift Basket. I have linked to it in my blog post Diwali craft ideas. Here is the link:
http://whatscookingmom.in/diwali-craft-ideas/

Do check it out.

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