Gift Wrapping Techniques for Gift Baskets 

Gift Wrapping Techniques. Great gift wrapping ideas and instructions how to wrap a gift basket in cellophane and the kinds of cellophanes available for your gift basket.

Discover new, easy and creative ideas for how to wrap your homemade gift basket ideas with different kinds of cellophane.

It's the last step and the most important one in creating your one of a kind gift basket for your family or friends.

Choose creative gift wrapping ideas that will make beautiful gift baskets they will remember forever.


There are so many gift wrapping techniques for your gift baskets, it's mind boggling what you can do. When making your own gift basket, be imaginative, don't just use clear cellophane because it's easier; shop around and you will be surprised at what is available for creative gift wrapping your gift baskets. 

Your items inside your basket are beautiful, so make your     beautiful also. It's nice to make them unique and different from the store bought gift baskets.

   a gift basket in cellophane, whether it's clear or colored can be fun and exiting. Creating your own technique adds a professional touch and feel to your finished product. When you finish your basket you can see it all come together. Stand back and be proud of your creation!

Three Kinds of Cellophanes

1. Cellophane Sheets.

Cellophane sheets comes on a roll and in a variety of colors. Solid colors, with prints and also clear transparent cellophane, which most commercial gift baskets are wrapped in.

Cellophane Sheets For Gift Basket Wrapping

The three cellophanes on the right are well-suited for:

  • Valentine's (cellophane with red hearts)
  • Christmas (cellophane with Santa's face)
  • Pink cellophane ( a girl's birthday or a romantic occasion)

Cellophane Sheets For Gift Basket Wrapping

On the right are more fancy cellophanes to use:

  • Birthdays (cellophane with "happy birthday" printed all over)
  • Easter (cellophane with Easter eggs printed on it)
  • Weddings (cellophane with white Doves and bells) perfect for weddings gift baskets

There are lots more cellophanes available in stores, just keep looking for something different to jazz up your fantastic homemade gift baskets. Gift wrapping techniques.

2. Cellophane Gift Bags.

Cellophane gift bags are great if you don't want to mess around with rolls of cellophane. These are quick and easy to use and there's no waste. Cellophane gift bags come in packets of 1 or 2, sizes vary from small, medium or large. They come with printed patterns or clear cellophane. Just measure the height and base of your basket.

3. Cellophane Shrink Wrap.

Cellophane shrink wrap is transparent and comes on a roll. It's a little thicker than the ordinary cellophane sheets for gift baskets. It is ideal for keeping your gifts in place.

You can also use fabric to wrap your gift baskets in.

Be careful to buy the right cellophane for the job.

When choosing colored cellophane, choose one that compliments the items and the occasion. For example, if you are making an Easter gift basket, use a cellophane with Easter prints; or if you are making a wedding gift basket, use a cellophane with a wedding print on it. This makes your homemade gift basket ideas stand out from the rest. So try and use different gift wrapping techniques to create wonderful gift baskets.

How to Wrap a Gift Basket in Cellophane

Things You need:

  1. Your basket with your chosen items nicely placed inside.
  2. Scissors. 
  3. Thin adhesive tape. 
  4. Clear wide adhesive tape (the one used for packing parcels).
  5. A roll of cellophane (make sure you have the right cellophane).

Method For Gift Wrapping Techniques:

The cellophane I used for this gift basket was a Christmas cellophane, which I thought would look different for a Christmas gift basket.

  1.  How to measure the cellophane. Place your basket on the cellophane and bring one piece of cellophane up so you have 5 to 10 inches extra, then cut the other end of cellophane that's on the roll the same length. When the two pieces meet at the top they should be the same length.
  2.  Cut a long piece of thin tape and put it to one side.
  3. Gather all the cellophane in a bunch in one hand, pulling it from the top with the other hand, making it tight around the basket.
  4. If the basket has a handle, make sure this sits on top; if it's without a handle make sure it sits on top of the items in the basket.
  5. Once you have done that, get the long piece of thin tape you cut earlier and wrap the tape around the cellophane you are holding as tight as possible (3 or 4 times). When you have secured it, it should not flop (this might take a while!). If it does flop, start again.
  6. You will have cellophane sticking out from both sides at the bottom of your basket. Neatly fold this vertically down the basket. Take your clear wide tape and tape it from the side to the underneath of your basket, so it's not visible.
  7. Cut the excess cellophane at the top. Do not cut too short, leave about 5 to 10 inches. Now your basket is ready for a bow.

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