A fruit basket is such a lovely piece to have in the kitchen or for picnics. Especially because it helps organize your fruits in a tidy manner where it’s also visually attractive.
Although there are a lot of fruit baskets available at the supermarkets or stores, wouldn’t it be nice to have your personalized fruit basket?
Here we’ll show you how to make your very own fruit basket.
Pick which type of basket you’re going to use
We can’t make a fruit basket without the basket, of course. On your next shopping visit, you would need to scout for a basket of your liking. Here are the different types that you can choose from.
- Glass Basket – Glass baskets are pretty and see-through. The people looking at your fruit basket can immediately see all the fruits inside it due to transparency and how colorful the fruits are. Although it’s pretty, glass baskets are quite on the expensive side.
- Wicker Basket – It’s a basket made of wickerwork with very intricate handwoven details. This is by far the most common and used fruit baskets of all time. It’s perfect for picnics, special gatherings, and even as a grocery basket when shopping at the farmer’s market. You can always get a cheaper kind for its durable and high-quality value.
- Metal Basket – It’s a basket made out of metal. It’s also a bit see-through due to its square holes design. It’s also very cheap and durable that can last you for a long time. It’s readily available in any store that you can find. Also, it’s very easy to design and customize.
Don’t forget to consider the size of the basket. When picking a basket, think about what types of fruits you’re going to put inside. If you’re planning to put bigger fruits like melons, pineapples, and grapefruit, then pick a bigger basket. If it’s just apples, oranges and mangoes, get the medium size. If you’re prepping for smaller fruits such as berries and cherries, go for the small one.
To cater to all the fruits around the year, you might as well pick all basket sizes. The more, the merrier!
Pick your fruits
If you’re asking about which fruits to pick, it’s all up to you. Go for whatever fruits are in season in your location. This way, you won’t have a hard time to complicate yourself whenever picking the fruits. Or better yet, pick the fruits appropriate for the theme party or whatever is the motif of the occasion.
Here, we will show you at two “fruit themes” examples that you can follow:
You will need to have the following fruits available:
Since most of these tropical fruits are quite big, you would need a bigger basket of your choice. Here’s how to arrange the fruits inside the basket.
How To Arrange?
- You will need to start with the heavier or bigger fruits, such as pineapple and bananas. If the pineapple you picked is quite big, just use one for now or two pieces if they’re in medium size. Position the pineapples at the back part of the basket.
- Take the bananas and then put it beside the pineapple on the right corner. If you got large ones, just put at least three bananas.
- Grab three of the pears and position it on the left side of the pineapple. The stem should be facing up.
- Then get 2-3 mangoes depending on how big they are and position them in front. Still, have the stems facing up.
- The center should be vacant now; all you need to do is fill up the center part with rambutans. They will look like red blossoms. Then you’re done.
Just stick with us for the accessories part later on.
For this theme, you will need to buy the following fruits below:
This theme is perfect for small baskets, especially if you’re trying to give fruit baskets as a gift. This will be a perfect tiny fruit basket treat for families and friends.
How to arrange?
- Get your small basket and start with the strawberries. Stack them up on the sides from the bottom to the top until it forms one line of the circle. Make sure it’s not overfilled so it won’t spill later. Just have it sticking out a little bit. The strawberry’s leaves up top should remain intact to add some nice presentation to it.
- You will need to put the blackberries next in line. Do the same process with your strawberries. Stack all the blackberries around the basket from bottom to top until it forms a circle.
- Then do the same thing with the raspberries, followed by blueberries. You should see how the design of the circular motion of colors from the fruits. There should be at least four lines of fruit circles from your strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
- Notice that the center part is vacant. You should have it filled by cherries having its stems facing up. You can also take out the stems and fill it up with just the cherries. That should complete your berry-mania basket.
Adding accessories to the fruit basket
Complete the whole package by adding nice accessories to the fruit basket that will catch someone’s attention.
- Ribbons – This is the most common and pretty choice when designing fruit baskets. You can pick any color you’d like that match or stand out from your fruits. You can either tie it on the basket handle or wrap it around the basket’s body. Make sure you perfectly tie your ribbon where it’s visible enough to be seen.
- Flowers – If you got some fresh blooms, wouldn’t it be perfect for mixing it up with your fruit basket? You can put fresh roses on the center to put some vibrance to it. Otherwise, make a flower necklace and roll it around the basket handle.
- Vines – You can get an actual vine plant of your choice or pick a fake one from the store so you can use it longer. You can have these vines wrap around the basket’s body and have the tips drape as you display it on the table. This will have a feel like the guests are directly picking fruits from the garden.
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- Plan ahead, if possible.
- Think outside the basket.
- Build up your base.
- Select a variety of gift items in size and texture.
- Put your tall items in the back.
- Keep your items secured.
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