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Title:
The gift basket design book : everything you need to know to create beautiful, professional-looking gift baskets for all occasions
Author:
Frazier, Shirley George.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, CT : Globe Pequot Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xiii, 176 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762727957
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Gift baskets are an ideal small-scale business - but not all gift baskets are created equal. The Gift Basket Design Book shows you how to transform your creative ideas into polished professional-looking baskets to give as gifts or use in your own business.


Author Notes

Shirley George Frazier is president and founder of Sweet Survival, a thriving gift basket business in Paterson, New Jersey. She frequently speaks on gift and business topics at national trade shows and conferences


Table of Contents

Introduction: Why I Began Making Gift Basketsp. xi
Part 1 Design Basicsp. 1
Chapter 1 Humble Beginnings, Fabulous Future: Creating a Work of Art for Every Occasionp. 3
A Quick History Lessonp. 3
Why Gift Baskets Are Popularp. 4
Chapter 2 Basic Supplies: Everything You Need to Design Beautiful Basketsp. 7
The Essentialsp. 7
More Helpful Productsp. 13
Where to Find Suppliesp. 18
Chapter 3 Preparing the Inner Basket: Two Simple Ways to Fill Your Containerp. 21
Option 1 Newspaper or Packing Paperp. 21
Option 2 Floral Foam and Tissue Paperp. 24
Which Method Should You Choose?p. 27
Basket Filler Dos and Don'tsp. 27
Chapter 4 Basic Building Techniques: Proper Placement of Snacks and Giftsp. 29
Option 1 Paper Methodp. 29
Option 2 Skewer Methodp. 34
Chapter 5 Finishing Touches: Choosing Enhancements That Bring Your Design Togetherp. 37
Chapter 6 Closing the Basket: Proper Wrapping for a Professional Lookp. 43
Cellophane Closurep. 44
Basket Bag Closurep. 49
Shrink Wrap Closurep. 53
One Last Look at Finishing Touchesp. 59
Part 2 Baskets for Different Occasionsp. 61
Chapter 7 Popular Occasions: Making Memorable Everyday Basketsp. 63
Happy Birthdayp. 63
Congratulationsp. 66
Thank-Youp. 68
Good Luckp. 70
Get Wellp. 72
Chapter 8 Special Themes: Expressive Designs for Good and Sad Timesp. 75
Housewarmingp. 75
Babyp. 77
Spa Treatmentp. 81
Weddingp. 83
Bereavementp. 86
Chapter 9 Celebrating the Holidays: Sharing Love, Laughter, and Traditionp. 89
New Year's Dayp. 89
Valentine's Dayp. 93
Mother's Dayp. 95
Father's Dayp. 98
July 4p. 100
Christmasp. 103
Hanukkahp. 105
Kwanzaap. 108
Chapter 10 Think Out of the Basket: Alternative Containers Challenge Your Creativityp. 111
Fruit-Decorated Boxp. 113
Thank-You Boxp. 115
Thanksgiving Boxp. 119
Black-and-White-Striped Boxp. 121
Chocoholic Designp. 123
Chapter 11 More Out-of-the-Basket Designs: Totes, Trunks, Towers, and Morep. 127
Tote Bagp. 127
Trunkp. 131
Gourmet Towerp. 133
Latte Towerp. 137
Cup and Saucerp. 139
Mugsp. 141
Part 3 Beyond the Basicsp. 145
Chapter 12 Quick Fixes: Don't Get Mad, Get Creative!p. 147
Supply Kitp. 147
Cellophanep. 148
Enhancementsp. 154
Chapter 13 Designers and Their Gift Baskets: Regional Pros Share Their Inspirationp. 159
Flora Brown: Gift Baskets by Flora, Anaheim, Californiap. 159
Elaine Essary: The Basket Bar, Calumet City, Illinoisp. 163
Lise Schleicher: BasketWorks, Northbrook, Illinoisp. 166
Marie Pessolano and Marian Donnelly: The Giving Basket, Randolph, New Jerseyp. 169
Appendix Resource Listp. 173
About the Authorp. 177