Every year the PTA area luncheon has a silent auction. Each PTA provides a themed basket, it goes to silent auction, and it raises money for scholarships in our local area. This year, my PTA decided to do a gift card basket. And then of course I was charged with making it into a basket.
I'll admit my mind was stuck for a while. I was thinking I could fold a bunch of origami boxes and put a card in each one...or make an envelope album with a card in each...I always came across a problem with my ideas.
I finally settled on a flower bouquet, with gift cards attached to the back of each flower.
Please excuse the lack of correct photo set up and props. I barely remembered to snap a quick photo before taking off to drop it with our president.
So I got out some old Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper and started using my large scallop circle bigz die for the Sizzix Big Shot. I cut a bunch of the flowers, folded some, folded others more, and hot glued them all together. Buttons and brads and smaller punch scalloped circles covered the centers.
I put floral foam in a flower pot and covered the top with Spanish moss. Then I glued the flowers to bamboo picks (the kind you use for making kebabs). On the back of the each flower and pick I glued a clothes pin to clip the card into. I had everything already on hand except the floral foam!
That little envelope holds the gift card. I couldn't be at the meeting where they were being collected so I stuck the sticky not on there so everyone would know what to do with this thing. ;)
Have any stellar ideas for silent auction baskets? I'd love to know so I have an idea for next year. Leave a suggestion in the comments below!