are my favorite thing to do. They are so much fun to personalize and there are so many decorations that will not break the bank!
The trick is finding all the goodies on a the CHEAP!! So that means driving to tons of stores, checking out every one's prices and quality, clipping tons of coupons and thrift store shopping. This year I was lucky enough to find beautiful baskets for $.95!!! Right there I already saved at least $7-10 dollars on each basket. Here is one of my thrift store finds. Here is a few pictures and where and how much I paid for each Item:
1. Fronterra Wine - Publix (buy 4 or more and receive 5% off) $ 4.74 each Bottle 2. Wine Stopper - HomeGoods $1.99 OR Corkscrew Opener - Ikea $1.99 3. Cello wrapping paper and Ribbon already had - Free Total $6.75Standard Basket
Pasta Bowl / Basket 1. Two Bags of Pasta - Marshall's $3.00/each 2. Two Spices - Marshall's $3.99/each 3. Chocolate Toffee Pistachios - HomeGoods $1.99 4. Olive Oil $4.99 5. Basket $.95 Total $21.91
1. Basket - Thrift Store $.95 2. Savory Crackers - Marshall's - $1.99 3. Sausage - Target - $4.99 4. Chipotle Mustard & Grey Poupon Spread - Marshall's - $3.99 / each 5. Turtles - CVS - $2.95 6. Peanut Brittle - CVS - $1.50 7. Coppola Chardonnay - Had in the bar for over 3 years - Free 8. 2 Wine Glass - Left over from engagement Party - Free 9. Corkscrew Wine Opener - Ikea - $1.99 10. Ghirardelli Chocolate - Target - 2 for $5.00 PLUS $1.00 off of 2 Coupon, $4.00 (and these two bags filled up all the baskets)
1. Basket - Thrift Store $.95 2. Absolut Vodka - Another Bottle from our bar that has not been touched since our House warming party 3 years ago!! - Free 3. Rose Sour Apple and Raseberry Mixers - Target - $4.99 each with a $1.00 off Coupon, $3.99/each 4. Stainless Steel Shaker - HomeGoods - $7.99 5. Palm Stuffed Olives - HomeGoods - $4.99 6. Cheese Dip - HomeGoods - $1.99 Total $23.90What I did have to buy was a 3 pack of clear cello paper at Joann's that was on sale from $15.99 to $11.99. Each roll wraps 2-3 baskets. All the ribbon is left over from last year and I used floral wire to secure the cello paper on top of each basket. Oh and the ornament balls are from our first Christmas tree that we have never used again.
There you have it some great baskets under $25.