Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Eve Gift Baskets


Need a quick, easy, cute, and inexpensive gift for someone by New Year's Day? How about a hostess gift for the New Year's Eve party? A gift for a neighbor? Or a gift for the friend who unexpectedly gave you a Christmas gift but you didn't have one for him/her? Well I've gotcha covered! I transformed these old baskets:
Into the above New Year''s Day gift baskets.
I made MANY of these baskets this morning with just a few ingredients and just a few steps.


I transferred store bought bags of black-eyes peas and rice to clear cellophane bags that I then tied off with half-price Christmas ribbon.
Then I added a bow to a box of Jiffy corn bread mix (49 cents - can't beat that!)
A added a little curly ribbon around a bottle of Tabasco.

And voila!


I went to the thrift store this morning and bought several 50 cent wicker and Easter baskets. I sprayed them with gold paint (I didn't worry about spraying the bottom of the baskets or even the inside of the basket because I lined it with gold tissue paper - also half off from Christmas). I added the "Happy New Year" hat in the larger baskets. I found them for 59 cents at Walgreens. You could also add some noisemakers or blowers, just for fun.


I made up this little poem that I attached to the top of each basket:




In the South, it is tradition
to get your black-eyed pea nutrition

So simmer the peas,
Boil the rice,
Bake the cornbread,
then add some spice.

From our house to yours, Happy New Year, friend.
Best Wishes to you in 2010!


(FYI - I just heard this today. We are supposed to pronounce the year "2010" "Twenty ten" not "two thousand and ten).

Have fun! And Happy New Year to you and yours!

Linking to Today's Creative Blog
A Soft Place to Land ,
and Toot Your Horn Tuesday.

21 comments:

  1. LOVE this! Just a perfect lil gift for the new year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Perfect New Year Day gift and so thoughtful of you to be so creative and put something together, I love them so much and love the whole idea of doing that...

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are such a girl after my own heart. I love all of these things. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

    ReplyDelete
  4. We've always eaten peas on Jan 1 but I didn't realize it was a Southern tradition. Well it's good to know I'm being a good Southern girl! Great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the little poem you wrote! So cute and creative!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very cute and quick gift idea here!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. We wish to you and all blogger Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    "Have a fantastic holiday"

    Regard,
    Great Sales Today Manhattan, NY
    'Management Team'

    You can leave message and wish to us here

    ReplyDelete
  8. How cute! Thanks for sharing. I think you can say 2010 however you prefer. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. great idea! They look so festive.
    Happy New Year!
    gail

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the look of your baskets and the poem. For Christmas gifts for my brothers family we gave a New Years Party in a box. Much like yours. It contained: hats, blowers, party crackers, confetti poppers, candy/nuts, calendar, clock and a family game. We also include a tin can with papers in it so they can write their own family related predictions for the following year. I think I'll do it again next year for my sisters family.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What lucky neighbors. I keep old baskets on hand just for that sort of thing.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Holiday Gift is an essential part of Holiday. Christmas Holiday calls for many gifts to be given to family and friends. Holiday Gift takes many forms. Gift to close family members like spouse, mother, father, Children. Gift to distant but still close family members. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/holiday-gourmet.html

    ReplyDelete
  14. Christmas Gift Basket has the absolute best products, which will convey the class and true feeling, select the gift basket from the best purveyor of Gourmet Foods, Giftswish.com. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-christmas-gift-baskets.html

    ReplyDelete
  15. Christmas Gift Basket has the absolute best products, which will convey the class and true feeling, select the gift basket from the best purveyor of Gourmet Foods, Giftswish.com. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-christmas-gift-baskets.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. Its a nice post on New Year & Christmas days gifts ideas !
    as its give a feel of personalized & unique gifts ideas.I liked all ways to surprised New Year & Christmas days gifts ideas with a unique feel of emotions.Very useful tips it contain for New Year & Christmas days spacial.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Howdy just wanteԁ to givе you а quісk
    hеaԁѕ up. Тhe text in your content seem to be running off the ѕcгeen
    in Ϲhrome. Ι'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I'ԁ post to
    let уοu know. The style аnd ԁеsign
    look gгeat though! Hope you get thе pгoblem fixed sοon.
    Μany thanks

    Heгe іs mу webрagе ... pa system quotes

    ReplyDelete
  18. My family all the time say that I am killing my time here at
    net, except I know I am getting experience every day by reading thes nice articles or reviews.


    Here is my homepage; golf simulator coupons oak lawn il

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hаve yоu ever thought аbout inсluding a little bit morе than
    just уоuг artiсlеs?
    ӏ mean, what yοu say is valuable anԁ eѵerything.

    But thinκ of if yоu added sοme great grаphicѕ or video clipѕ tο gіvе уour
    pοsts moге, "pop"! Үour сontent іs eхcellent but with ρicѕ anԁ сliρs,
    this site could cегtainly be one of the very best
    іn іts field. Suρeгb blog!


    Feel fгee to ѕurf to my wеb blog
    :: house audio system

    ReplyDelete
  20. || Send Gifts to Philippines ||

    This is really creative and a perfect gift for everyone especially for those who can't still decide on what gift you will give. Bright Ideas!

    ReplyDelete