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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Gift Baskets

This particular order of baskets is from an attorney friend who delivers them to his bigger clients. I've had this account for about 10 years now. Since they are delivered to the same people every year, I try to come up with something new and fun. This year I used wood crates instead of baskets or hat boxes. They are still, as always, filled with gourmet foods per his request.
I put together some items to make the bow look a little more interesting.
If you do this, make sure you don't use your hot glue gun anywhere near your coffee cup. ha.
I had six of these to make and they are finished and ready to go. They are to be hand delivered. I have another six to make that will be packaged a little differently. They will be shipped to clients out of state. I have to say, I'm really hungry for yummy snack foods after looking at this stuff for several days now! I need to start baking some Christmas cookies!

50 comments:

  1. Betsy, these are beautiful! Anyone would be lucky to receive one.

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  2. Do your guys claim any of the goodies?

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  3. Thanks, Rebecca! You're 1st and 2nd! :)

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  4. Christine ~ the guys don'e eat any of the stuff, so I'm safe. :) Of course, I'm talking about the triplets. The other two know not to touch! ha.

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  5. These are lovely!! I'd be very happy if I received one of these - yay for your lucky clients!

    And no. One mustn't use glue near coffee! Yikes! Take care
    x

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  6. I love them! (I also love the glue gun spider webs.)

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  7. aah ! You finished betsy, look absolutely georgeous, I love them, and I want one please!Look beautiful Betsy:)

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  8. Martha ~ those spider webs were attacking me! ha.

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  9. Thanks, Gloria! Wish I could hand deliver you one. :)

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  10. hahaha oh you went and ruined your coffee
    That is really funny to see..hahaha
    Wow wonderful job with the baskets too
    Sure they will truly like them from you
    Although I'm with the triplets I will say
    You'll never have to slap my hand away..haha

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  11. Stupid stalker program ratting me out
    Even before I shout..haha

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  12. Pat ~ lol...I love doing that to you! :)

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  13. Betsy I love the boxes (I collect too) I see tea boxes??? lovely!!! I enjoy all these betsy!:)

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  14. I love the box-instead-of-basket touch!

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  15. Thanks, Silver~ I thought it was a nice change. :)

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  16. Yep. Very clever and creative. Looks classy, too.

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  17. and you know how I love 'classy'. :)

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  18. I love them as well Betsy.Lucky the recipients are.I think gifts like that are so much more fun to get than any other thing.Unless of course its a pink diamond haha!

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  19. Becky ~ a pink diamond? Oooh...yep, I think that would take the cake! ha.

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  20. They look so good! I need to become friends with more attorneys.

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  21. What a welcomed gift those would be, especially to the staff, who could share !
    You've created a beatiful package, and I can only imagine how delicious everything tastes...
    Well done :)
    ~Jo

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  22. Thanks, Jo~ Yes, they are actually going to businesses...so many can munch on goodies while they are at work! I remember back when I worked in an office...gifts like this during the holidays were always fun! :)

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  23. Todd ~ I'd love to make you one! :)

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  24. Very nice and I have to say that I really like the look of the crates.

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  25. oh wow these look great betsy! how many did you put together?

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  26. Betsy, if you feel so inclined...but could you donate it to someone who really needs it? That'd be cool! :)

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  27. read the post, dear twin...read the post. lol....

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  28. These are wonderful! So glad we got to see the finished product. What a great use of those crates and I'm sure the recipients will find a use as well.

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  29. So mean knowing when I'm around
    Maybe your twin needs some glasses to be found..haha

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  30. Pat ~ I'm not mean, you know that
    just love teasing the cat.
    Yeah, Brian does the glance and comment...
    sometimes it catches up to him and I love to torment.
    (him)
    lol....

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  31. Well he is a machine after all
    Visiting daily like 1000 people at their hall
    So I guess we can forgive a bit
    If his comments don't always hit
    Yes I know all sweet and dear
    That just causes more fear..haha

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  32. Yeah, I'm all sweet and dear
    but have no fear
    it's not contagious
    that would be outrageous!
    Well, maybe it is a little bit
    so you might have to throw a fit
    when you start being too nice
    to people, and even mice.
    ha.

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  33. These are works of art! What a wonderful gift to give and receive!

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  34. Thanks, Anita! I do enjoy making them!

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  35. Hi Betsy .. they look quite stunning - and I'm sure your lawyer friend's clients will be so pleased to get their Christmas gift basket ..

    No wonder you're ready for a bit of baking as a change ...

    The look stunning .. cheers Hilary

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  36. What beautiful baskets! Love the wooden crate idea!! And that bow is amazing!!
    If you have any extras...you can send them to me!! Ha!!
    Loved the glue strands on your coffee cup....I have done that soooooo many times myself!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  37. Although I am tempted! Nice arranged!

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  38. You are a real treasure for your clients!! Those baskets will win lots of good favor for them! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  39. They look fantastic Betsy.

    Nice to be able to develop clientel this way.

    I love making baskets like this and flower arranging.

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  40. Betsy...those are beautiful.I am quite impressed.

    BTW, I am so glad you explained about that coffee cup, cause I was thinking that some spider was also getting creative while you were busy with the baskets lol.

    If you can figure out how to do that with sugar strands across a coffee cup you can BRAND it and call it Crystal Sugar Coffee Kisses lol

    In Him,
    Grace

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  41. Grace ~ you've got a great idea there! :)

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  42. You do a beautiful job on your baskets. I know the yearly recipients look forward to their arrival with great expectation.

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  43. those really are amazing gift baskets. his clients msut love him!

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  44. Your parcels look amazing, also looks like it was hard work too. Hope the boys are feeling better soon.

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