This year I wanted to put together some baskets for Christmas, but if you’ve ever put a bunch of stuff in a basket, you know that nothing stays in place. By the time you get it to where it’s going, everything is mish-mashed around, if it stays in the basket at all. While at the Dollar Tree looking for tissue paper, I came across these nifty “shrink wrap & pull bow bags”. And the best part? They were only a dollar!!! I picked up all that they had on hand. I had already bought out the supply of baskets at the Goodwill, so I am ready to go.
This is what the package looks like. I imagine there are many different brands on the market, just make sure they say “shrink”.
The bag inside is really quite large, large enough to accommodate a pretty good sized basket.
Place the basket inside, get it all settled as to how you want it.
Hold it together at the top, and shrink wrap securely around the gift basket with blow dryer.
You will see that it starts to shrink around the basket, making a nice tight fitting. If you had a handle, or anything around the top, it would shrink right around it. I wanted to leave a little room at the top, so I just stopped the blow drying process once it shrank around the basket, yet still had space at the top.
The package included a decorative pull bow.
Pull it and secure it around the top of the bag.
There will be a lot of plastic left at the top, just cut it off with scissors at the desired height. The plastic will fit nicely around the basket, and hold everything in place. They turn out really cute.