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The Gift Basket Design Book: Everything You Need to Know to Create Beautiful, Professional-Looking Gift Baskets for All Occasions
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Thousands of entrepreneurial-minded people who like to work with their hands have discovered that gift baskets are an ideal small-scale business, but not all gift baskets are created equal. With The Gift Basket Design Book, however, anyone with a modicum of talent can produce dazzling, professional-quality baskets for all occasions. Shirley Frazier, a ===-year gift-basket professional, reveals techniques that yield wonderful results and shows step-by-step how to put together delightful baskets for major and everyday events, from a 50th wedding anniversary to an impromptu pick-me-up for a chocoholic.
The book begins with a discussion of the types of general supplies that are needed for all gift baskets and where to find these items. It then goes on to explain in detail the basics of constructing a basket, from filling the base and placing the products to adding the finishing touches and sealing it all up. Perhaps the greatest benefit of this book are the clear, detailed instructions for creating specific baskets for a wide range of occasions and milestones, including:
Night at the movies
Just for kids
and much more
Photos throughout let readers see exactly how much glue to use or where a skewer should be attached or how a finished basket should look. A special section showcases the favorite baskets of actual designers from around the country, with notes on why each is popular.
No other book offers the same level of detailed guidance on how to create baskets that are retail-store perfect. This is the only reference that gift-basket professionals or amateurs will need to hone their basket-designing skills.
Anyone with a modicum of talent can produce dazzling baskets for all occasions with The Gift Basket Design Book. A long-time gift-basket professional reveals techniques that yield wonderful results and shows how to put together delightful baskets.
Gift baskets are an ideal small-scale business - but not all gift baskets are created equal. The Gift Basket Design Book shows you how to transform your creative ideas into polished professional-looking baskets to give as gifts or use in your own business.
Shirley George Frazier, a successful gift basket entrepreneur, reveals basket-building and design techniques that yield expert results. Her easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photos show you exactly how to craft delightful gift baskets for all occasions, from holidays to life's milestones to those everyday pick-me-ups.
Inside you'll find:
Guidance on selecting supplies, gifts, and foodstuff
The best techniques for placing and anchoring contents
The most effective ways to wrap your baskets
Special design touches to complete your look
Ideas for using unique containers, such as boxes, bags, teacups and more
Color photos of more than thirty completed baskets
Hundreds of detailed step-by-step photos that illustrate basket-building techniques
A special chapter showcasing four professional gift basket designers and their most successful creations
Create beautiful gift baskets for:
and much more
A successful gift basket professional reveals her tricks of the trade in this bible of the business.
About the Author
Shirley George Frazier, a gift and gourmet consultant, writes for trade publications, conducts workshops, and speaks at trade shows and conferences throughout the country. She lives in Paterson, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Humble Beginnings, Fabulous Future (3) Basic Supplies (4) Preparing the Inner Basket (5) Basic Building Techniques (6) Finishing Touches (7) Closing the Basket (8) Popular Occasions (9) Celebrating the Holidays (10) Think Out of the Basket (11) More Out-of-the-Basket Designs (12) Quick Fixes (13) Designers and Their Gift Baskets (14) Rource List
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