Monday, July 21, 2014

Nautical Inspired Summer Birthday Gift Basket

I love an opportunity to put together a gift basket. One of my best friends celebrated her birthday last weekend and I decided on a nautical summer birthday theme. One thing I try to do is to make the basket a gift in itself - I don't like wasting money on an ugly wicker basket that will likely get thrown out. So I chose this rope-handled navy striped canvas bin that I know will get reused, and filled it with items to fit the theme. (See the full list of items with sources below!) I dressed up the package with crinkle paper shreds, clear cellophane, navy and fuchsia grosgrain ribbon, and a Sugar Paper letterpress gift tag
Top Row: Monogram Paper Cocktail Napkins | Organic Gummy Bears via Mouth | Whale Cheese Board (This Whale Bottle Stopper would have also been great) Middle Row: "Make a Wish" Matches via Hattan Home | Navy Striped Bin with Rope Handles | Sea Salt Caramel Salt Water Taffy via Mouth Bottom Row: "Ice, ice Baby!" Tumbler by Ashley Brooke Designs | Push-Pop Confetti via Hattan Home | Grady's Cold Brew Iced Coffe via Mouth

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    1. Hi Erica, I use Photoshop Elements. It's MUCH cheaper than the full version and has all the tools you need for collages.

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