Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Monday, September 16, 2013 Under: DIY
I am visiting a good friend soon and wanted to bring something local from South Carolina and give it to her when I see her so I decided to make my own little gift basket that is presentable and plane-friendly. I used a cardboard box that I had at home and wrapped it in brown paper to cover the exising print on the box. Then I used tissue paper to keep the 3 items I have in place inside the box. I made sure I wrapped each item with some sort of clear wrap to keep the products fresh then I wrapped the entire box with clear wrap and tie it with a bow. It's light and I'm hoping it'll be easy to carry on the plane with no problems. The contents inside include bbq flavored pork rinds, honey roasted cashews and walnuts. I didn't just want to put them in a plastic bag and hand them to her so I tried to make it look pretty.
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