Last minute gift? Give some fruit!

Friends of ours just gave us a wrapped up pomegranate for Christmas, and I have to say that I LOVE it. What a brilliant, simple gift.

I think we need to get back to basics.

In that spirit, I came up with two different ways to give another fruit:

Oranges!

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This first one, I actually saw while perusing Pinterest. There is a super simple tutorial here to make this fun orange wreath. All you need are some “cuties” or clementines, celophane wrap, and ribbon.

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Who doesn’t love cute fruit?!

The next one is a bit more complicated since I made the rope bowl first. But really, you could make a similar presentation with an already made bowl too.

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I saw this type of bowl or basket over at Maya Made and over at SouleMama, and decided to give it a whirl.

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All it took was some old cotton clothesline and my sewing machine.

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I think I’m hooked. These are so much fun to make, AND there are so many varieties you can play around with. I made this one with handles, but it isn’t mandatory.

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I just used whatever thread was in my machine already, and when it ran out (these do take A LOT of thread) I grabbed whatever was closest. Next time, though, I could be more intentional with the colors I choose. Even dye the rope first, if I wanted.

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There are also so many ways you can finish it. I opted for a spiral in front, but I have seen them with a loop, too. This is truly a customizable project.

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That is it! Fill with fruit of your choice. I love that our local Costco carries these, so there are plenty to share.

What are some last minute gift ideas you will be using?

4 thoughts on “Last minute gift? Give some fruit!

  1. Brilliant. I once got given a coconut for a birthday present by a broke friend when we were students. We all had great fun throwing it out of a 3rd floor window to crack it. It was such a great present, even though (unbeknownst to my friend) I can’t eat coconut.

    1. LOL What a fun story. I was thinking that too (about possible food allergies). The person can always share with other friends, I suppose… or throw it out the window.

  2. Oh, those are both great! My kids love the little oranges… Abby has a collection of the stickers that come on them. I have a roll of rope like that, I might have to try a basket! 🙂

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