5 Ways To Style A Christmas Hamper

If you're looking for Christmas hamper ideas, then you've come to the right place!

Building your own Christmas hamper is a perfect way to add a personal touch to this year's Christmas gift. After all, nothing says "Hey! I love you" like a wicker basket full of inside jokes or gifts you know they'll love.

The only problem with creating a hamper is that it takes a lot of time and effort to make - you can have many a sleepless night tossing and turning, wondering what to put in it.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

Making a Christmas hamper can be pretty straightforward, with a little bit of inspiration on how to style it and what to put in it. Even for novice crafters.

So clear some space at your favourite crafting station, and let's take a look at five ideas for your next Christmas hamper.

5 Ways To Style A Christmas Hamper

Easy peasy hamper kit

You don't have to create a hamper from scratch. Especially if you have limited crafting experience.

To create a fantastic hamper, all you need to do is add a few embellishments and personal touches to a standard hamper kit like the one above.

If you've got a large family to buy for, hampers like this are really cost-effective too.

To make it, you need to spread the shred around the bottom before placing your gifts on top.

Then simply wrap the entire bundle in the cellophane, bringing it together at the top in a bunch, then select something to tie it together.

We use a red, gold, or silver satin Christmas ribbon for a classic hamper like this. Sometimes less is more.

Family fun hamper

A lidded hamper is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is it a great way to present your Christmas gifts, but the lucky recipient also gets to reuse their's as a picnic basket, storage box, toy box, or they could even return the favour next year and give you a Christmas hamper filled with goodies.

We like natural embellishments like sprigs of holly, mistletoe or even rosemary, which you can easily thread into the wicker to decorate the hamper. Natural twine or red and white twine goes well with the greenery, making it all super Christmassy!

If you want to push the boat out, you can make your own clay tags. They are effortless to make, and we have a tutorial on how to create clay gift tags here.

Wooden crafty hamper

We love this wooden crate Christmas hamper because it's so versatile. For the keen crafter, this is a perfect blank canvas for you to work with. You could stencil names or initials on the front of your box or paint the wood any colour you like.

With the flat surface of the wooden panels, it's also easy to stick embellishments like bows, Christmas ribbon, or anything festive from our craft range.

Candy canes are also a great way to liven up a wooden crate, and they certainly won't go to waste! If you go for a colourful, embellished crate, it's best to go for a brown pater style gift wrap to make sure it's not too much.

Once you've completed the hamper, it's just a case of adding the finishing touches by covering it in cellophane and then tying a bow around the top.

The wooden crate is another reusable piece of craft, so it's great for the environment as well.

Tartan foodie hamper kit

Food hampers are perfect for parents or grandparents.

To make a foodie hamper, all you need to do is find their favourite preserves and savouries and pop them onto your bed of shred. Christmas biscuits would work in here too, if they've got a sweet tooth. Then add a little Christmas spirit (literally!) with a bottle of mulled wine or flavoured vodka.

If you want to add a little flourish to it, add some homemade baubles around the food.

Once you've filled it with the perfect goodies, all you need to do is wrap it in the cellophane it comes with and tie it off with a bow.

White oval pamper hamper

If you're buying for someone who loves to pamper themselves regularly, this small, white wicker Christmas hamper works brilliantly. Within it, you can show off bath bombs, body creams, scented candles, eye masks and hair treatments.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can add small, individual homemade tags with a little heartfelt messages on each gift.

Once you've settled on what you want to put in your hamper, carefully place the products on the red packing shred and then cover the hamper with cellophane and a bow.

Creating a Christmas hamper for loved ones is such a thoughtful thing to do, and they will love receiving a handmade parcel from you. With a sprinkling of Christmas craft and cheer, your hampers will sit proudly beneath the tree amongst the presents this year, all with very little waste, but with double helpings of care.

So what are you waiting for? Pick it, pack it, wrap it.

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