Create Your Own Picnic Baskets This Christmas

Traditional English-style Picnic Basket

Traditional English-style Picnic Basket

When it comes to free and truly refreshing (albeit cold) activities this Holiday, nothing still beats the outdoors. All you have to do is head to the park or to the mountains, lay your mat or blanket down, and open up your picnic baskets.

There are still thousands who do this, and yet they don’t have time to create their own baskets. They have to rely on the ready-made ones, which are not only expensive but may not contain everything that you are going to need. Worse, they are not up to your expectations or preferences.

You can make your own picnic basket. It may sound complicated, but with all the right tools and steps, it would not be too difficult for you:

Gather the materials you need.
There are different kinds of materials you can use for your picnic baskets. However, the most common material is called wicker. This could be because it allows everything inside to be properly ventilated. It doesn’t allow the build-up of moisture, especially when you’re travelling long distances.

There are also times when you can use covers for your picnic basket, and this will depend on the theme you want to come up with. For example, if you’re planning to create romantic picnic baskets, it would be great to look for fabrics that depict sunrises, sunsets, hearts, or lovers.

Look for steps online.
There are various instructions that you can download and print from the World Wide Web. These will be your guide on how to make your picnic baskets look more appealing. Normally, though, you will need cardboards, scissors or shears, needles, sewing machine, tape measures, glue, glue gun, and perhaps some ribbons, special paper, and fabric.

Make room for your essentials.
You want to create a picnic basket that will have enough room for your picnic needs. These include your utensils, food, some beverages, and other possessions like a book or your beloved mp3 player.

It’s essential that there will be as many compartments as much as possible. You have to avoid your food from damaging your gadgets. Your beverage may accidentally loosen itself, spilling liquids to your food.

Check the grip.
Usually, picnic baskets will have handles, which make it easier for you to carry them from one place to another. Before you head on to your destination, make sure that you can check them. They should be durable enough to withhold all contents and most of all, they must be convenient to hold.