Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to Make a Easter Basket – 6-Simple Steps

If you’re wondering how to make a Easter basket, it’s more than likely because you’ve seen the pre-packaged Easter baskets available at the supermarket.  Unlike certain fruit basket companies, where the edible bouquet is made to order, many Easter Baskets are pre-packaged, exuding the qualities associated with most products ‘Made In China.’

Below are six simple steps on how to make a Easter basket that oozes with personality and love:

What’s needed?

  • 1-wicker basket or deep container
  • 1-Roll of lightly tinted cellophane wrap
  • Straw, shredded paper or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • A ribbon or bow
  • Candy  (Peeps)
  • Favorite snacks
  • Fruit

The most important tip on how to make a Easter basket is to use the imagination.

1)    In order to get started on  your project on “how to make an Easter Basket,” first gather all the toys, candy snacks, gift certificates, books, stuffed animals and personalized items you plan  add to the Easter basket. This will help you ascertain how large a basket is needed to contain the contents of the Easter basket. Remember it’s those hand-picked goods that make a jaw-dropping Easter Basket.

2)    Select an Easter basket that reflects the recipient’s personality, interests or hobbies.

Where to find an Easter basket?

At the Dollar Store and thrift stores, baskets are available for an economical price (less than $). But remember that Easter baskets are not limited to the traditional wicker basket. Containers made of wire, fiberglass or even a straw hat are creative alternatives to the traditional Easter basket.

Some consumers order a fruit basket with fresh pieces of fruit in a traditional basket and fill it with the personal goods.

3)    Arrange the contents of the Easter basket, so that the items don’t cascade once the basket is opened. Use tissue paper or straw to help rig the gifts to hold them in place. Also, try to conceal some of the Easter baskets’ contents so all the goodies are not visible.

4)    Unroll a sheet of cellophane. Slip it underneath the Easter basket or container. Make sure that you have adequate paper to close, fold and tape the cellophane wrap around the basket.

5)    Fold in a quarter inch of the cellophane paper on each side and affix tape vertically.

6)    Next, tape a large bow over the front of the Easter bouquet.

Related articles: How to Make Easter Basket with an Edible Fruit Bouquet

Office Politics: How to Know When to Share an Edible Fruit Bouquet

At Ehow.com and other resourceful Web sites, most writers focus on how to make an edible fruit bouquet. But, few articles explain the art of how to share an edible fruit basket at the workplace.

If you receive an edible fruit bouquet at work, there are several case scenarios to consider. As the fruit bouquet can affect workplace politics, don’t underestimate its power. Before you decide, choose YES or NO.

1) Do coworkers normally share treats with others in your office?

2) Is the edible fruit bouquet sizable enough to share with three other people?

3) If you decide to keep the edible fruit bouquet to yourself, will the wrath of your selfishness outweigh sharing it?

4) Will the fruit turn brown before you can get it home?

5) Is sharing food with your boss the key to your next raise?

6) Are only a few items included in the edible fruit bouquet your favorite snacks and treats?

7)  Are you concerned about coworkers who have the flu contaminating your edible fruit basket?

8) Do you lack a private hiding spot to conceal your edible fruit bouquet so you don’t feel obligated to make an office offering?

If you answered is “yes” to four or more questions, then you must share your edible fruit basket with your coworkers. However, it’s completely acceptable for you to remove your favorite elements of your edible fruit bouquet, leaving the remaining pieces for everyone else.

Office politics loophole: If your workplace has a strict band on employees eating at their task, it’s unnecessary to share. 

Edible Fruit Company – Contingencies

Certain edible fruit baskets are meant for sharing than others. Like take, Edible Arrangements fruit bouquets, these edible fruit basket have a short lifecycle. Since the fruit is carved in flower shapes, these edible fruit bouquet should be consumed within 48-hours or less, (particularly before the fruit starts to turn brown from oxidation).

With an edible fruit bouquet from Cherry Moon Farms, or Harry and David, sharing is optional. Since, the fruit arrives in full pieces, this has an enduring lifecycle that doesn’t require sharing with coworkers. Unless of course, you don’t really like fruit…