DIY Sunshine Basket


IMG_5524Do you know someone who needs a little extra sunshine in their lives? I certainly do…we all need a little “pick-me-up” every now and then! Today I’m sharing a fun DIY that can hopefully bring some sunshine to brighten someones day!

This “DIY Sunshine Basket” is a thoughtful, cost-effective gift for a friend who just needs a little something special to brighten up their day.

Items needed for a Sunshine Basket:

Basket or box to hold items
Color coordinated snacks and candy
One or two larger fillers (think mug, small framed print, etc)
“Personal care” items like chapstick, lotion, hand sanitizer, nail polish, etc
Note cards, note pads, pens
Mints or gum
Color coordinated tissue paper/filler

Since the theme is “sunshine” I went with a bright pink and yellow color scheme. If you want to see a beautiful mono-color basket, head over to Melly Moments and check out her Box Full of Sunshine – it is super cute!

I hit up Dollar General and Target (love their dollar spot!) to find my supplies…here is what I purchased to make two baskets:

KIND bars – Target
3-pack of hand sanitizer (1 in each basket) – Dollar General
Stationary set – Target Dollar Spot
Blank note cards – Target Dollar Spot
Yellow mug – Dollar General
Starburst (Juicy Reds) – Dollar General
Hand lotion – Target
Chapstick – Target
Basket – Dollar General
Little Bit of Sunshine printable – DIY
Yellow Tissue paper – Target


My Dollar Store Finds! The hand sanitizer came in a 3 pack, the baskets came in a two pack, the yellow mug was $1 and the starburst were 2/$1!


Cute Stationary sets from the Target Dollar Spot!


KIND bars that coordinated with my pink and yellow “sunshine theme” – I bought a 5 count box  – 2 went into each basket and one went into my mouth! The Brookside bar just sounded yummy…and it was on clearance for $1.29. One for each basket, and one for me!


I was SO excited to find yellow EOS lip balm – this was my “splurge” for these baskets. And the Jergens came from the travel section of Target, for $1



The “Sunshine” print was made on picMonkey – I looked a few ideas on Pinterst and came up with something simple to print and attach to the basket.


After some arranging and re-arranging, here is the finished product!

I love these ideas for baskets too – it’s I have a fun and simple way to let someone know you are thinking of them!

“Get Well Soon” Basket

Hot Tea
Coffee mug
Tissue pack or box
Throat drops
Vitamin C packs
Magazine or book to read
Hand Sanitizer
Individual bottle or Orange Juice
Honey bear
Chicken noodle soup

I love this cute Get Well Mug from The Suburban Mom
This Get Well Soon Basket from Leah With Love is adorable too!

“New Neighbor” or “Just Moved” Basket – if you have moved before, think of some things you needed quickly upon arriving that were packed away! What a blessing this could be to someone!

Dish soap and sponge/towel
Scrubbing Brush
Hand Towel
Hand soap
Trash Bags
Pens and Notepad or Sticky notes
Cleaning wipes
Mini-toiletry items
Trash bags
Tissues/Toilet paper

Check out this Welcome to the Neighborhood basket from Crafty Teacher Lady – how creative!

Do you know someone who could use a little cheering up? Maybe this would do the trick! Have you ever made a themed basket gift before? I’d love to hear and see your ideas!

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” {Galatians 6:10}



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