Thank you for your interest in Gift Basket Making. I will show you how to make incredible gifts that will be remembered and treasured long after they are received. Making a personalized gift for someone you care about is extremely thoughtful. When you put your heart and soul into making a gift, it means so much more than one purchased from a store. Gift Baskets can be made for any occasion and on any budget. I created a 10 step easy to follow guideline to help you understand the process to get you started on making beautiful personalized Gift Baskets. Also, my custom Gift Card course will show you how to turn an ordinary card into an extraordinary one that will never get thrown away. I will also share my Gift Wrapping techniques. If you feel you don't have the time to make a custom gift basket or you simply don't enjoy wrapping gifts, then your best bet would be buying a gift bag. I will teach you how to decorate and customize a simple inexpensive bag to make it look fabulous. In my course i teach you how to make beautiful custom gift baskets. I also teach you how to customize and decorate ordinary greeting cards and how to wrap gifts beautifully. You will be amazed when you see my before and after photos of the Baskets, Bags, Gift Wrapping and greeting cards that I have personally made.
Hello, I am Denise Riley. Thank you for your interest in gift basket making. I will teach you how to make incredible gifts that will be remembered and treasured long after they are received.
Making a personalized gift basket for someone that you care about is very thoughtful. When you put your heart and soul into making a gift, it means so much more than a store bought one. Once you get started, you will not be able to stop making incredible gifts for your friends and family. Gift baskets can be made for any occasion and with any budget. You will be so proud of yourself after you create your very first gift basket. Good luck and most importantly have lots of fun!!!
Table of Contents
G ift Basket Planning (Step 1)
I magine your Gift Basket (Step 2)
F abulous Shopping Ideas (Step 3)
T he Art of Organization (Step 4)
B egin to Personalize it (Step 5)
A rranging (Step 6)
S tart Wrapping (Step 7)
K ey to the Final Touches (Step 8)
E xpress yourself with a card (Step 9)
T he Presentation (Step 10)
Gift Basket Planning (Step 1)
Who is the Basket for?
What are their interests? Favorite colors?
What kind of THEME is it going to be?
Imagine your Gift Basket (Step 2)
How to choose what kind of Basket
Where to get the Basket at little or no cost
How to prepare the Basket
Fabulous Shopping Ideas (Step 3)
What type of contents to buy
Several places to get the contents
Which are the best discount stores
The Art of Organization (Step 4)
Why transparent cellophane?
What type of fillers do I use?
What do I need to put it all together?
Begin To Personalize it (Step 5)
What are the best uses of a glue gun?
What options do I have to make it personal?
Should I order a custom basket?
Arranging (Step 6)
How do I decide what goes where?
How do I make a double-sided Gift Basket?
Being Creative, Having Fun & Custom Tips
Start Wrapping (Step 7)
What are the best types?
How does it stay put?
Ribbons or Bows?
Key to the Final Touches (Step 8)
What are more Custom details you can add?
Personal touches you might have forgotten
Learn more Tip & Tricks to finalize your creation
Express yourself with a Card (Step 9)
How to find or make the perfect card
How to customize the card
How to use Clip Art to add something special
The Presentation (Step 10)
Giving from the heart
How amazing you will feel
Document your presentation
(Let's get started)
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Now let's move on to the "Gift Basket Making 101"
Welcome to Gift Basket Making 101. Now that you have gone through my book step by step and completed my Easter Basket Series you now have the knowledge to make a custom basket of your own. Let's continue this journey starting with where to get your Gift Baskets for FREE.
I show you how I customized two store bought baskets and turned them into very sweet Baby Boy Baskets with the cutest Items stacked beautifully inside. You will also see how I decorated the envelopes to add to the already adorable baskets. Don’t miss this one!!!
In this video I make a beautiful Baby Basket from one I purchased at a second hand store. I show you creative ways to place your gifts inside. You will see how to make the outside of the basket extra special!! You will also see one of the first baskets that I made.
You will see a quick last minute inexpensive baby basket that I made and the cute card I decorated to go with it! I show you how to paint a basket, fill it with baby items and how I iron my ribbon when needed. You will see the finished basket and I explain how I used my glue gun to make it extra special!
I teach you how to make a few very thoughtful gifts!! One Birthday gift for a man, and a sweet House warming gift for newlyweds using a casserole dish instead of a basket.
You will learn how to put together a beautifully detailed “Wine Gift Basket” in this very informative video.
I make an incredible Wedding Basket for some dear friends in this Video by wrapping each gift before placing them inside. You will see a video showing the happy couple’s true reaction to their gift!
I show you some baskets for a variety of occasions that I made throughout the years. You will get lots of great ideas watching this video and even see a dog’s reaction after opening his basket.
Now let's move on to the "Easter Basket Making Series"
In this video I am driving to my favorite discount store to find incredible gifts to fill my Easter Baskets with.
In this video you will see lots of Items that I bought at the dollar tree to fill Baskets with.
You will get great ideas of what to purchase at the Dollar Tree when you watch this video.
This video teaches you an adorable way to personalize a basket for a child.
In this video, I show you clever ways to arrange your gifts inside of a basket
You will see how I place items inside of the basket, and a great tip using scotch tape.
You will learn how to beautifully wrap your basket in cellophane in this video.
In this video I show you how to decorate the top of the cellophane to make it look extra special.
You will learn how to make adorable Easter Bags, and how to use Clip Art and foam letters to make your very own personalized card. You don’t want to miss this one!!!
I show how I made an inexpensive, but very special Easter gift bag for a dear friend.
You learn how to make a super cute Boys Easter Basket in this Video, and how to personalize it by using foam letters and Clip art to make your very own gift tag.
I teach you how to make an adorable custom ordered Bunny Easter Basket for a Boy.
In this Video You will learn how to make a beautiful Beach themed Princess Easter Basket for a Girl.
You will learn great tips on how to wrap and secure the cellophane around an Easter Basket. I also show you how to curl ribbon with scissors, and how to add the child’s name to the cellophane.
In this video I make a cute Easter Box Gift for my son, and you will see how I creatively used Clip Art to personalize it.
In this video I show you some very special baskets that I have made throughout the years.
Now let's move on to: "Gift Cards, Gift Bags, Gift Wrapping & more"
In this lesson, I use Clip Art to turn ordinary cards into extraordinary ones! I teach you step by step exactly how I do it. I also show you how to decorate a simple card with confetti to make it look spectacular! This is valuable information, and will assure that cards you give in the future will not be thrown away.
You will learn how to decorate cards and envelopes with clip art, confetti and money.
You will learn how I turn an ordinary card into an extraordinary B.F.F card. I also teach creative ways to wrap each individual gifts that will be presented inside of a gift bag.
You will see a creative way to present a Gift Card in this video, and a fun way to decorate and seal the card.
You will see adorable gift bags for Kids in this video.
You will learn how to give “Cash” in a very creative way. You will also learn how to beautifully wrap and decorate gifts, and you will see a few very thoughtful custom gifts that I made in this video.
It’s all about “Valentine’s Day” in this video. Learn how to make inexpensive gifts for kids, and a few cute ideas for adults as well.
You will see how I turned a plain .50 cent white bag into a beautiful 80th Birthday gift bag. You will see a Mother’s Day and Wedding gift bag that I made, and how I decorated and attached the cards to go with them. You will see many other cards and how I used Clip Art and Confetti to make each and every one spectacular.
Forward your Udemy Course Completion Certificate to LeanToMakeAGiftBasket@gmail.com to receive: Denise's Secret Shopping of discount stores in Los Angeles Bonus Video. Denise takes your around to each store and shows your the in's and outs of discount shopping in L.A. When you come to Los Angeles to visit don't pack much as you will need room for all your new found clothes. xoxo Until then enjoy this Foodie Video. "Cup Cake Gift Giving"
Hello, I'm Denise Riley "The Gift Basket Lady".
I absolutely love making customized gifts and cards for the people that I care about. I have had this passion for over 30 years. I started out by making personalized "baby shower" gift baskets. After seeing how incredibly thankful the mommies were after receiving my special gift basket, I then decided to make custom gift baskets for many other occasions. I put my heart and soul into every gift basket, gift bag, and gift card that I make. I am always asked by friends and family to wrap there gifts during the holidays! I take that as a huge compliment. I look forward to teaching you some very special techniques that will get you started in making your very own custom gifts that your friends and family will love as well! It's very rewarding and exciting to see the faces of the people receiving the gift that you custom made for them. A gift made from your heart and soul for someone you love is simply priceless!!!