How to Make Your Basket of Cards, Flowers and Gifts?

Here are some tips to help you make your candy flower basket of cards and gifts. The article highlights what you need to make candy flower bouquets as gifts for all the seasons and occasions.

If you are intended to make the bouquet of candy and flower for your beloved ones, or to just get additional income the ideas and the gift-basket business planning are here below.

In addition, the business ideas included in the category at the last section of the page could set you up to run with some other businesses at home.

You can also use the other ideas on the Ezine Acts Home Business in this special category to work at home and get additional income selling the provided services in this category to your area, starting with your neighbors.

I found the fifth article about this topic one of the interesting Ezine Acts Articles on the Ezine Acts Offline Businesses category, although, I cannot make such things, frankly.

I consider it as a women's business. However, you may find it interesting too and most of all it will definitely, help you in getting such work done at the comfort of your home. If you have children, they could help with some ideas, or by getting some materials for you.

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The most important thing is that although such work is mostly done by women, but couples could share doing it together and have fun with it to send those gifts during family occasions like birth days or marriage memorials, or seasonal occasions like Christmas and New Year.

Ideas for Your Gift Baskets!

Cheap materials to use for your bouquets of candy flower are already there in the nearest outlet in your area, or you can find some of them at your store at home.

A New Type of Gift Basket Guaranteed to Bring Impressive Profits!

The gift basket industry has exploded over the past few decades and continues to be a consistent money maker for those involved in it. In many ways, it's the ideal business.

You can run it from the home easily. It's an extremely inexpensive business to start (you only need supplies and a marketing budget).

The product is in demand (who doesn't like getting an artistic-basket with fresh fruit, candies, or cheese?) Competition isn't much of a problem.

You can easily set yourself off from the rest by producing specialized types of baskets. It's a dynamic business that is changing and developing with the times.

One of the newest developments is the CANDY FLOWER BASKET. This is a new type of gift-basket that will definitely set you apart from your competition.

It's very artistic and creative, and pretty, too! The Candy Flower-Basket is easy to make, and will turn heads wherever it is given.

What You Need for Your Gift Basket?

Here's what you need for a Candy Flower Box:

You'll need a basket, of course, preferably around the size of a medium to large flower pot (remember, we'll have "flowers" here).

Next, a large piece of flower arranging or art styrofoam, large enough to fit in the bottom of the basket, filling it well and reaching up to around 3 inches below the lip of the basket.

Consider the following supplies too...

  • thin wire;
  • plenty of stiff, green wire used in flower arranging;
  • green flower tape; 2 ½" green wood sticks, pointed on one end, blunt on the other;
  • a good supply of different wrapped hard candies, preferably with colorful wrappers (yellow, orange, red, pink, and other "flower" colors are best); and, finally...
  • a LOT of bright, colorful cellophane sheets (green and red, especially).

Many of these supplies can be found at craft stores or flower arranging supply stores.

First, we'll make our candy flowers. Cut the stiff green wire into 1 foot lengths. Make around 15 for a decent-size-basket. Now, sort your candies by wrapper color.

You'll need 5 or 6 candies per wire. Take one of the candies and hold one twisted end of the wrapper against the end of the wire.

Now, wrap the green floral tape tightly around the wrapper and wire a few times. Don't tear the tape; once the candy is firmly attached to the wire, continue the tape down the wire and wrap another candy around 1 to 1 ½ inches below the first, depending on how many candies you'll put on the wire.

Continue this down the wire. When you've wrapped 5 or 6 of the same candies on the top half of the wire, trail your tape off another inch or two on the wire.

You've just made your first candy flower! Set that one aside and start on the next one. Try to have at least 4 different types of candies, so all the flowers won't be the same color.

Next, wrap the styrofoam in green cellophane and put it into the bottom of the basket. Take your colored cellophane sheets and cut around fifty 6" x 10" rectangles. Don't worry about making them perfectly sized.

Take one of the rectangles and loosely fold it in half the short way (to make a 6" x 5" rectangle) and then in half the long way (to make a 3" x 5" rectangle).

Don't crease the folds, and again, don't worry about being perfect. It'll look better if it's not. Insert this rectangle into one of the open spaces closed point down (the point that would be the center of the rectangle, if it was unfolded.

Do this with 20 to 25 of the rectangles, until the open spaces are filled, though not tightly. Fluff the open corners of the rectangles out. Now, insert your flowers into the styrofoam.

Space them out evenly, and put around four inches of the wire down into the foam, so it's secure. Here's a tip. Slightly curve the wire and insert it at a slight angle, so the flowers sit realistically. Real flower bouquets don't stand straight up.

Finally, take one of the remaining cellophane rectangles, and fold it in the same way as you did with the "fill-in" rectangles. Now, take one of the short green sticks and a six inch length of the thin copper wire.

Wrap the wire three or four times around the blunt end of the stick, around ⅛" from the end. Put around ½" of the closed corner of the rectangle against the blunt end of the stick, and wrap the remaining wire tightly around it. Insert this in the styrofoam, in between the flowers.

Do this with the remaining rectangles, cutting more if necessary to completely hide the styrofoam and fill out the gift box. When done, fluff the open corners out. You now have a Candy Flower-Basket!

The best thing about this is the fact that it looks BETTER after the candy is removed! Put a note in with it suggesting that people unwrap only the unattached end of the wrapper to remove a candy.

The candies look like buds while they're wrapped; they look like blooming flowers with the candy removed! Try it with one of your flowers and you'll see!

Take into account the cost of your supplies and your time when pricing your Candy Flower-Basket. These can be a bit time-consuming, but you can always make a large stock of flowers and fill-in "greenery" ahead of time while watching TV. Or, get some friends involved.

Gift boxes cased like this can easily be sold for $25 to $40, depending on the size of each, with only a few dollars worth of supplies.

Their uniqueness will definitely be an important selling point. Make a few candy-flower-baskets of different sizes up, for sales examples.

Candy-Flower-Baskets can be a great addition to your line, if you already produce gift baskets, or they can be a fantastic way to start out in this profitable business.

And don't think it's just for women; there are many men who are producing great gift-baskets out there. Anyone, young or old, can produce them and make massive profits.

Have a lot of fun in the process! Continue at Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Making Gift Baskets Online Business!

But, before you do that, you can well get equipped by some ideas to get this kind of business online to build it a small business at home, as farther explained at narrow niches.

The idea of operating such business online is interesting and profitable. The business should start with searching, researching, collecting data and studying this data.

SEARCH your subject line on the internet based on search terms to choose the perfect combination of this small scale handicraft and study that subject well using the all-in-one-place tools. Get the insights at Choose It.

Then simply, CTPM it the way the Action Guide does. This is so important, because the building process involve some methods to go through and no one in the world could that without having the right tools in place to fulfill the job.

The first useful method is to define your product, its demand, its supply, its market and its profitability through the linked pages. Get the mind-set of a researcher to conduct the search, research and collect the data to study it.

The best way to do this is to enter the search term of such topic on the search box to look for it at the three search engines. The provided data should open your mind to see the values your search term has.

It also get you the information you need to study and innovate new relevant terms to see how you could use those terms to build this business. The terms also provide the keys to write an article about each of the terms.

The building process will be easier, since your website building and optimizing tools are all in one place to help you even write the prober article for each of the terms and analyze what you have written before publishing it.

Then, when you get the complete information about each value mentioned here, search for the best partners in success to monetize it and choose the perfect domain name. In fact, your tools should have methods to guide you step by step through this too.

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