I love to
give these baskets for Bridal showers, Get Well gifts and
Housewarmings! Actually they are wonderful gifts for any
occasion and relatively inexpensive:)
If you have
any stray baskets hanging around the house or find a discount
store that has them (I also buy them at yard sales) it will cut
down on the cost quite a bit! This particular basket is one of
my favorites and is from "Fast and Fun
Scrap Crafts" by House of White Birches. I
modified it a little bit:)
round wicker basket
white tissue paper
Breakfast Tea Bags
Mix (recipe follows)
glass jar with lid
circle pretty floral fabric
white gathered lace (I get my lace from remnant bins at
fabric or retail stores)
yard 1/4"-wide metallic gold-wired ribbon (Also a
good remnant bin find!)
pearls (yep! remnant bin again!)
floral teacup and saucer
x 7" parchment or other pretty paper
graphic printed out on cardstock
and dry jar and lid.
all ingredients for scone mix; spoon or pour into jar,
tapping jar to settle ingredients. Ingredients will
completely fill jar. Seal jar securely with lid.
to edge of fabric circle. Place fiberfill on top of jar lid;
top with fabric circle and secure with rubber band.
24" piece gold ribbon; tie around lid in a bow,
concealing rubber band; do not trim ribbon tails.
following instructions onto parchment:
margarine or butter
Heat oven to
400°. Pour scone mix into medium-size bowl. Cut butter into
scone mix using a pastry blender or fork or by criss-crossing 2
case knives throughout mix, until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Stir in beaten egg and half-and-half, stirring just until dough
leaves sides of bowl. Add a bit more half-and-half, if needed.
dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly about 5
times. Pat into a rectangle about 1/2" thick. Use a sharp
knife to cut the dough into triangles. (A biscuit cutter may
also be used.) Place on un-greased baking sheet.
10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and
cool. Serve with butter and preserves.
parchment into scroll and secure with gold ribbon tied in a
bow; trim ribbon tails.
the teapot graphic from the card stock.
of basket with shredded tissue paper. Arrange scone mix, teacup
and saucer, scroll with instructions, teabags and teapot graphic
card. Coil long ribbon ends from scone jar around basket
handles. Voila! You have a lovely gift:)
have enjoyed this craft project:)
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