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Valentine’s Day Sweet Treat Baskets…Homemade

25 Mar

Everything for these baskets can be bought at the Dollar Store.  Buy a simple basket or decorative tub or bowl, 1 pack shiny tissue paper in the color of your choice, 3 or 4 bags of different suckers and wrapped candy, popsicle sticks, scotch tape, floral foam blocks to fit basket of choice, green shredded paper to cover foam, plastic trinket boxes, and curly bows or floral bow.  Open up a sheet of tissue paper and center in the bottom of the basket.  Place floral foam in bottom of basket on top of the tissue paper, (you might want to tape or glue the foam down).  Spread shredded paper over the foam, and stuff some in the sides around foam.  Tape some of the packaged candy onto popsicle sticks, and put some into trinket boxes, then tape the boxes to popsicle sticks.  Arrange suckers, and different popsicle sticks with candy or trinket boxes taped to them, into the floral foam.  Then add the bow, which can either be stuck on a popsicle stick and put in foam or just stuck to the side of the basket, your choice.  Now you have a cute gift for children and teens, yes and even adults with a sweet tooth.  The pictures are ones I made for my youngest daughter and my granddaughter for Valentine’s Day, but these could be done for other events too.

 

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