How-to Gift Wrap a Basket

Measure and cut a circle of nylon netting or fabric large enough to cover the outside of your assembled gift basket, adding about 4 inches of material to gather at the top. If one piece of cellophane isn't wide enough to cover the entire basket, cut two pieces. Center the gift basket on the circle of netting or on the wrong side of the fabric. If using cellophane, center the container on two crossed lengths of the cellophane.

Bring the wrapping material up to the top of the gift basket, tucking in any extra pieces, and gather it in one hand. Wrap a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) around the gather at the top.

Attach curling ribbon, a jute string bow or a decorative gift tag to cover the chenille stem.