Make Halloween Gift Baskets

Make Halloween Gift Baskets

Halloween is right around the corner so it’s not too soon to be thinking of a gift for those special people in your life.

 Gift baskets are fun and a great idea for any occasion. Halloween is no exception.

You can take any gift for someone and turn it into a gift basket; the possibilities are endless. 

Here are some step-by-step instructions for a Halloween gift basket for kids; this will show you how easy it really is. So think about those special kids in your life, your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and of course, close friends, and don’t forget the neighbor’s kids.
Materials we are going to use to make our Halloween Gift Basket:
Making Halloween Gift Baskets
  1. A Halloween Orange Bucket or a Basket 
  2. Cello Bags (16 x 24) or larger
  3. Glue Dots
  4. Pull Bow or (Make your own Bow)
  5. Orange Crinkle Cut Shred (I opted for Orange Tissue Paper)
  6. Scissors
  7. Scotch Tape 
  8. News Print as a filler
For this post, I couldn't find an orange crinkle cut shred or an orange pull bow. So I opted for orange tissue paper and a white bow. Sometimes you just have to improvise. 
Items for our Halloween Basket
Halloween gift basket items
Since this basket is for the kids here is what we’ll use. A Happy Halloween sign, an age-appropriate book this one is, We’re Going on Leaf Hunt, a box of Crayola washable markers, a package of glow-in-the-dark bracelets, a blinking pumpkin necklace, some window decorations, and of course candy.

Now you can use your imagination with items for any gift basket the opportunities are endless.
Prepare Your Basket
Start by taking the newsprint and filling the bucket or basket almost to the top. Now take the shred or tissue paper and spread it over the newsprint.
Arrange your gift Items in the Basket.
Some simple advice for arranging your basket is to put the taller items in the back and the smaller ones up front.

Other than that, just arrange your items until you’re happy with the look of the basket. 

Then use the glue dots to hold items together. You don’t need to have any special skills to do this again just work at it until you like what you see.
Place Your Gift Basket in the Cello Bag
In the bag
As you can see here I bought a cello bag way too big for the basket. This is not a problem, simply take the corners at the bottom and tape them to the back side of the basket. 
After taping the corners to the back side, gather the bag just above the tallest items. I tied the bag with some bow string first, then added my pull bow. I couldn’t find an orange bow so I used the bow that came with the kit.
The Finished Basket


  1. Nice idea and saves kids having too much candy at Hallowe'en, while still getting something they will enjoy.

    1. I do agree, and these are so much fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Sam I don't know where you get the time to do all these things. Between cooking and blogging and making my mouth water, you come up with a great little idea for Halloween. You are amazing!

    1. Oh!! Olivia, You just too kind. thank you so much. I really enjoy making my own Gift Baskets it's just so much fun and so satisfying when you see the finished product.

  3. That's very nice Sam, I haven't made a gift basket in years. You've given me the motivation to reconsider doing this again. Might do one for the step grands for Christmas too.

    1. Glad I could help with the motivation Barbara! I love making my own gift baskets. They are just so much fun to make and I get real sense of accomplishment when I'm all finished. Thanks!

  4. Nicely done - looks great - someone is going to be happy to receive this :)

  5. I always love handmade, homemade gift baskets! w candy of course!

  6. I love these crafts! Reminds me of what my kids and I used to do at the holidays. Made them so special.

  7. Baskets like these with items other than candy included are so much nicer for children to get on Halloween

  8. Halloween sounds like a terrific time to put together a gift basket for kids. Love the idea. Thanks, Sam.


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