I saw this lovely wire basket on Pinterest and got an idea. I was reminded of the basket that I had acquired at my grandmother's house from the depths of her 112 year old basement. It has served many purposes so far since I have gotten it. I thought I could use it as a gift basket for my mother in law's gift for Mother's Day. I began with the wire basket and some orange spray paint that I had already used on a previous project.
I had previously picked up this pack of napkins from Target on clearance for $.50 and figured I could use them someday. They coordinated with my color scheme so I added them to this gift. I had used the striped straws at a baby shower but had some extra, and so I tied them with a strip of fabric to bunch them together. I got the straws from Shop Sweet Lulu and was very happy with them.
Here is the finished basket. I cut strips of the fabric and tied them around the handles to give them an extra finishing touch. I purchased some paper umbrellas from the Dollar Tree and taped them to the inside of the cups. Then I placed the paper straws in a yellow bucket I purchased from the Target dollar section a few months back.
Smoothie Mixes (Home Goods) - $6
Smoothie Cups (Dollar Tree) - $4
Napkins (Target) - $0.50
Drink Umbrellas (Dollar Tree) -$1
Bucket (Target) - $1
Smoothie Maker (Woot) $13.00
Previously purchased for other projects - straws, cork tiles and fabric
Wire Basket - free
Total Spent - $25.50
Thank you so much for checking out my Mother's Day gift idea. Thanks to Pinterest for inspiring me to use a metal basket that I already had.