{Thrifty Thursday} Baker’s Delight Gift Basket

Baker's Delight Gift Basket with DecoArt at @anightowlblog

Hi friends! We’re doing something a little different this week with Thrifty Thursday. It’s just about gift-giving season, so today I’m sharing with you a quick and inexpensive way to put together an adorable gift basket for those bakers in your life! I started with a couple of fabulous cookbooks from Courtney Dial Whitmore: Push-Up Pops and Candy Making for Kids! Then I updated a few inexpensive items to make it a complete package…

Ombre Painted Gift Basket at @anightowlblog

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • I simply painted the rim and handle of this basket to give it a little pop!


DIY Ombre Painted Recipe Holder at @anightowlblog

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • I taped off the frame to make three different sections to paint the frame in each color
  • On the 8×10 sheet of paper, I simply dipped the eraser of a pencil in each color to make a polka dot background
  • I then used E6000 to glue a clip onto the front of the frame to hold recipes

How to Make a DIY Ombre Painted Recipe Holder at @anigthowlblog


Ombre Painted Baking Utensils at @anightowlblog

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • I simply taped off three different sections of the end of each utensil to paint in the three different colors I had

How to Make a DIY Ombre Painted Baking Utensils at @anightowlblog


Painted Mason Jar Lid at @anightowlblog

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • I painted the lid and the ring two different colors
  • Now since the lid is metal, I ended up doing 3 light coats of the paint to achieve the coverage I was going for
  • Then I filled it with M&M’s – yum!

And with all of the pieces put together, adding in some red paper filler, a TomKat Studio gumball tube, and tying it all up with some baker’s twine, here’s the finished product!

Baker's Delight Gift Basket by @anightowlblog

Baker's Delight Gift Basket by @anightowlblog

And a special thanks to the great folks over at DecoArt for providing the paint for this project! It’s a great product to work with!

Baker's Delight Gift Basket by @anightowlblog

So what do you think? I know it was a long post – I hope you stayed with me until the end here! And I hope it helped to give you some fun and easy ideas of ways you can spruce up your gift baskets this holiday season with just a few dollars and a lot of fun!

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  1. judy hall says

    Hi Kimberly, This project is so creative. Did you use any kind of sealer on the paint? Would it wash okay, particularly on the spatulas?

  2. says

    While this is a cute idea, did you ever wonder why wooden cooking utensils are never painted? It’s because it’s unhealthy. As long as you make sure to let the recipient know they shouldn’t actually USE them, it’s fun.


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