In the world of gift-giving, few things are as impressive as a well-designed gift basket. For someone who is a beekeeper or just has a special love for bees, a bee-themed gift basket is extra special. If your gift list contains a lover of bees, these DIY bee gift basket ideas will help you create something unique. You don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on one item that the recipient may not love. Instead, your handcrafted present contains several smaller items that are sure to create a buzz.
Whether you are a seasoned crafter or a novice with no idea where to start, you can do this. Lets explore the basics and expert tips to make your bee gift baskets a delight. You get to choose the theme and type of items to include for anyone interested in helping save bees.
Getting Started with Bee Gift Baskets
The idea of creating your own bee-themed gift baskets from scratch can be a bit intimidating. But, it is important to remember that it is okay to make something that doesn’t look perfect. Your gift basket doesn’t have to look like something that has rolled off the assembly line – don’t forget to have fun.
Essential Supplies and Materials
With the goal of creating a nice gift, the first step is to make sure you have the correct supplies and materials on hand. Luckily, there is a lot of different ways to create gift baskets so you can adjust the project to the fit the supplies you can find locally or online.
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Your journey begins with choosing a container. It sets the tone for your project and plays a role in the end-look – including the size. Keep in mind that the larger the container, the more items or filler you need. Likewise, it is difficult to place several large items in a small container.
- baskets or wicker (or plastic) – give an idea of rustic charm
- wooden crates – provides a country feel
- eco-friendly containers – consider a reusable tote, canvas or jute bag
Most crafters use some type of wrapping supplies to bring everything together into one cohesive unit. This adds visual appeal to your handmade bee gift basket and helps make it portable and gift-ready.
- cellophane wrap – perhaps bee themed
- jute twine or cord
- charming bee ribbons
Using some type of fasteners or adhesives helps hold everything in place as you transport your project. They also help make customizations easier.
- double-sided tape – attach cellophane wrap
- glue guns – good for embellishments or attaching ribbon in place
To make your DIY bee gift basket really showcase the bee or honey theme, consider adding various pieces of bee decorations. These can be gift tags, bee stickers, flowers etc. A simple bee Christmas ornament makes a great tag sure to delight the receiver.
Bee Gift Basket Themes
This type of basket gift lends well to themes. For general gift-giving, customize your project to better fit the interest of the recipient.
If you are making a gift basket for someone who just loves bees, check out these bee-lover gifts (many of which will fit well in a container.) You can focus on cute bee items for a fun display or give your basket a gardening angle that features flower seeds for the garden, etc.
Just for Beekeepers
For the aspiring beekeeper or one who already has hives, there are tons of beekeeper gifts that go well with baskets. Small useful tools, mugs or great books for beekeepers add variety and height to the project.
Sweet & Savory Honey Ideas
Of course you don’t have to focus on just the bees, you can include small honey gifts for honey lovers. Feature the products of the hive including honey and beeswax items for a sweet theme.
Creating a personalize bee-themed gift basket can be a fun and rewarding experience. You may choose to stay true to your theme (with everything closely related) or go a bit rogue by combining themes. Who is to say what is wrong?
Use a solid base of filler in the base. This helps hold your items in place and gives height to raise the items up out of the container.
Use layers with items of different height. This adds visual appeal and helps make your gift basket more appealing.
Here is a quick look at some of the cutest items to help you create the most awesome gift ever:
If you are looking for the traditional gift basket in a bag – this bee cell gift basket wrapper is just the thing. A nice choice when you want to choose a lot of small items that might be hard to stabilize without too much tape etc.
Another option is a regular storage bin with a bee theme. This can then be used for storage in any room of the home but make a great gift caddy too.
Of course, you can make a great bee gift basket with a bag too! This adorable combination comes with 3 bags and matching bee tissue paper!
Love the idea but don’t have the time? Check out these beauties:
My office is loaded with BEE-Yond awesome gifts that people have given me over the years and I cherish them! Now you can create a unique handcrafted bee gift basket for someone you love. Use these ideas to get started – from there, let your imagination go wild.