Candy Basket

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Candy Basket - closeup of candy basketThis is a cute candy basket - perfect as a Valentine's Day gift, or little decoration piece for your office desk.

I made this candy basket with items I already had at home and paired them with holiday clearance candy I bought. This was very inexpensive to make.


Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 basket


Candy Basket - supplies


  1. Using a circular empty tape roll, I secured a piece of ribbon with hot glue to the inside.
  2. Candy Basket - glue a piece of ribbon to the inside of an empty tape roll
  3. Wrap the ribbon tightly all around the roll, overlapping slightly and secure the other end with hot glue.
  4. Candy Basket - wrap the cardboard roll with the ribbon
    Candy Basket - continue wrapping overlapping slightly
    Candy Basket - trim the end of the ribbon and hot glue in place
  5. Trace a circle, using the inside of the cardboard roll, onto any thin piece of cardboard paper and cut out.
  6. Candy Basket - circle to cut out
    Candy Basket - cut the circle out

  7. Glue the cardboard circle underneath the paper doily (this will support the candy).
  8. Candy Basket - glue the cardboard circle to the underneath side of a paper doily
    Candy Basket - doily from top
  9. Turn the paper doily right side up; hot glue the ribbon wrapped tape roll in the center of the doily.
  10. Candy Basket - hot glue in place
    Candy Basket - looking down on the ribbon wrapped roll glued to the doily
  11. Dab some hot glue dots around the roll to create a flower shape.
  12. Candy Basket - dab some hot glue dots around the doily
    Candy Basket - fold up and stick to the roll
    Candy Basket - flower basket shape created
  13. (Optional) Cut a strip of cardboard and hot glue across the roll to create the basket handle.
  14. Candy Basket - add candy
    Candy Basket - add a cardboard strip handle if desired

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January 21, 20190 found this helpful

That is beautiful.

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January 31, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you :)

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