|Here it is almost finished.|
Somehow, amid the teapot, bows, flowers and wrappings it was done. You could have heard my knees knocking together the night of the fundraiser. Two questions were on my mind. Would the ladies group approve of the gift basket? Would it help the charitable organization raise any money?
|Finished and up for bids.|
I placed blocks of foam inside the basket to raise the items above the rim of the wicker basket. This made them much easier to see.
Tucked inside the gift basket were a teapot and two teacups. There were small boxes of cookies and several packages of teas and coffees. Two small silk plants with purple flowers went into the gift basket. Someone donated instant tea mixes. I added candy that was wrapped in gold foil for some extra pizzazz.
The wicker basket was lined in purple and light blue tissue paper. These were also cut into squares and tucked in amid the items. Then, I took large purple flowers and filled in the open spaces.
I wrapped everything in clear cello and added bows and balloons to the gift basket.
It was another one of those things I wasn't sure I'd do after the assault. Life sure has a way of taking you by surprise.
Here are the photos. I hope you enjoy looking at them.:)