Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share with my fellow Silhouette enthusiasts, a “BERRY” simple and fun gift idea, that’s perfect for both Teacher Appreciation and Mother’s Day.
Here’s what you need to create these “BERRY” adorable gift baskets:
- Printable White Sticker Paper
- Card Stock (for the berry basket, “ribbon” and rosette)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paper Shred
- Regular Glue Stick
- Something BERRY Oriented (I made strawBERRY sugar cookies)
To start, you will need to create a badge in Silhouette Studio. When I finally figured out how to type around the outside of a shape, it was the best day ever. So, this may be old information for some, but for those who are unaware, it’s a trick worth knowing. Double click on your text and you will see a circle, with two arrows inside, pop up next to your text. Click and drag that circle to your desired shape and the text will automatically formulate around said shape. Viola!
- Now it’s time to add the banner to the middle of the circle with the text, berry best.
- Alright, you’ve completed your badges, it’s time to print and cut them out. If you haven’t played around with Silhouette’s print and cut feature, I’m thinking you really should (it’s ah-mazing). Simply scroll over the icons on the top right of Silhouette Studio, until you find the ‘open registration marks window’ icon. You will need these registration marks printed directly onto whatever your printing, so that your Silhouette can read and cut right where it’s supposed to. I printed my badges on Silhouette’s, printable white sticker paper, and it was so easy to just peel and stick, directly onto the paper rosette.
- For the rosettes, I used about two strips each of the bellow pattern.
- Once you’ve gotten all your supplies printed and cut out, including the berry basket (you’ll never have to buy another berry basket again… the Silhouette store has TONS of cute alternatives), it’s finally time to assemble this BERRY cute (I have a feeling I’ll be saying that a lot with this post ha) gift basket.
- The rosette is held together by hot glue and the badge can be stuck right on the font, because it’s a STICKER! Genius.
- I used paper for the rosette’s “ribbon”, but I’m thinking that if you used ACTUAL ribbon, that would be pretty fantastic as well.
- For the berry baskets I used heavy kraft paper, card stock, and it seemed to work really well. The baskets were very strong and sturdy, and held all those delicious looking sugar cookies, with ease.
- When finished, I hot glued the rosette directly onto the front of the berry basket and topped the basket off with some pretty kraft paper shred and of course some BERRY themed sugar cookies.
So there you have it! A simple and creative gift appropriate for both Teacher Appreciation Day and of course Mother’s Day. Happy making!