This is an easy homemade Christmas crafts project for gifting to kids. Or adapt this for teacher gifts or other holiday gifting. Perfect for anyone looking for last minute DIY holiday homemade gifts too. Do you ever need to check off a lot of holiday gifts in one crafting session? This one is fast and easy. I purchased mini baskets and customized them into gifts. With this easy homemade holiday gift idea you can too!
All the supplies are easy to pick up from your local craft stores or Amazon. The mini baskets come in packages of six. The shatter proof ornaments in packages of three. Decide on your paint colors to customize your mini basket. When done insert a little gift. I added acrylic paints and mini paintable wood ornaments and non breakable ornaments to mine. But, you can add any little toys, candies, jewelry or trinkets. The best part is you can probably grab a lot of things on sale for the season right now. Let’s get started.
Homemade Mini Gift Basket With Ornaments
Christmas Craft Supplies:
- Other colors/sets of acrylic paints optional metallic s acrylic paint set
Mini Gift Basket Ornament Supplies
- Natural Woven Baskets 3.5- 6 pack or Mini Willow Baskets 2.5-8 pack
- Celebrate It Shatterproof Ornaments
- Wooden Christmas Ornaments (see image above for all options) I put these in the baskets as part of the gift for the kids.
- Crinkle Paper (red/green) Crinkle Paper (gold) Crinkle Paper (white/silver)
- Crinkle Paper (white) Crinkle Paper (white/ metallic mix)
- Angle Paint Brush
- water container (I use recycled container)
- paper towel
Notes: Let paint dry between coats.
How to make homemade mini gift basket ornaments:
First sand off any ruff edges with sandpaper. Then dust off to ensure your surface is clean and smooth.
Next paint your baskets. No need to pre-coat with anything. Give it one coat don’t over load brush, this is key if you don’t want the paint to seep inside the holes of the basket. I didn’t paint the insides but, you can if you want.
Turn upside down and paint under the handle.
Next paint trim white if you’d like. Additionally you can also paint it one color and add Twinkles which will make it sparkle.
Personalize them by adding a scrapbook holiday pinecone or other holiday embellishments. The embellishments have a sticky back and adhere well. If you are making them for smaller kids such as toddlers you might want to hot glue them on or leave this step off depending on their ages.
My granddaughter is learning to love baking. Her favorite color is pink. I personalized this basket for her. With mini holiday stickers. Add ribbons, holiday fillings; make them festive as you want.
Put your favorite paint colors and mini wooden ornaments kits into the baskets.
I know the kids will love painting their wood ornaments and hanging them up on the tree next year. I hope you enjoy making your holidays festive and fun!
Happy handmade gifting.
- portions of this post may have been published previously on Decoart’s blog
What types of Christmas crafts have you been making?