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Personalized Summer Hostess Gift Basket

personalized summer hostess gift basket
I recently had the opportunity to put together a super fun hostess gift basket using products from Old Time Pottery. I made it with a summer, dining for two theme in mind and customized it by personalizing some inexpensive decorative dishtowels.
summer hostess supplies
For this outdoor dining basket I selected a green and yellow color scheme and grew from there:
  • I started with the green plates and frosted yellow wine glasses. They are the start for an intimate outdoor dining experience.
  • From there I added a yellow candle (citronella to keep the bugs away) and a flame lighter. To add to the candle centerpiece I found a green lantern that I could use as a flower pot and the ever popular succulents to put in it.
  • The green towels, BBQ spatula, heat-proof tongs, utensil caddy, and food tent will come in handy for food preparation.
  • The cute fruit-shaped ice cube trays and bottle opener were perfect for the color scheme so I could not resist adding them in, too.
  • The crate was the perfect “basket” for all of the supplies to fit in AND will be something that can easily be used for storage later on. The tissue paper and yellow burlap ribbon will be extra accents to decorate the crate when the supplies are added to it.

iron on vinyl
personalized towel
The kitchen towels were a set. I love them because of  how easy they are to customize!
I used a digital die cut machine to cut out the hostess’s initials on iron on vinyl that I can apply to the towels.
If you do not have access to a digital die cutter, do not fret! You can easily create the initials with paint and a homemade stencil or iron on letters from a craft store.
personalized kitchen towels
Any sentiment or personalization can be added to the towels. I love the whimsy of the “wash” and “dry” on the extra towels in this set.
summer hostess gift
When its time to add all of the supplies to the gift basket, start with the tissue paper. Crumple it up and place it in the bottom of the basket. This will give all of the supplies a lift so they can be seen better. Place the personalized towels front and center. Tie the burlap ribbon around the utensil caddy then arrange it and the rest of the items in the basket with the larger ones in back.
summer gift basket
Customizing the towels really makes this gift basket special and personal to the hostess who will be receiving it. And its a great way for you to show your appreciation to her for putting on a fun event.
This post was sponsored by Old Time Pottery.
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daily diy

Sunday 27th of July 2014

Great gift idea! Love the towels and plastic wine glasses!

Adrian Peterson

Saturday 26th of July 2014

This is an awesome idea! Never heard of iron-on vinyl. Will have to check it out! Love it:)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Thursday 24th of July 2014

This is such a cute idea! I love the basket and the way you personalized the towels! I always forget about iron on vinyl but it looks so cute here!

Crystal Nell

Thursday 24th of July 2014

What a great idea!! It's super cute. I love the personalized towels!! So creative. Pinned :)

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