A towel gift basket container is the perfect container solution for a gift basket that already includes a towel or can include one. It's especially handy when you just ran out of budget for a container or when you don't have a basket at hand.
Personally, I love to use unique and practical gift basket containers instead of a "regular" basket whenever I can. Functional containers add value to the gift, not to mention they save money as they have dual purpose! Just like this towel gift basket.
And it's so easy to make too! believe me, if I made one - anybody can. It is kind of an origami towel gift basket but not 100% pure origami as I use a safety pin to secure it (better safe than sorry) ...
What's great about this container is that it doesn't have to be made of towels only. It can be used as a container solution with other fabrics as well - blankets, throws, table cloths, napkins, curtains.....
Ok, all ready and have a towel at hand? let's go!
Ingredients: rectangle towel, safety pin (optional).
Fold towel's long side in half so that open side is close to you.
Now fold the towel again into 3 thirds
Next fold the towel into 3 again, this time horizontally:
Fold the right side to the center
and then the left side to the center
Your towel should now look like this:
Take the middle fold and tuck it into the top fold.
So your towel looks like a flattened ring
At this stage you may secure the towel ring with a safety pin if you wish:
... and then release the top fold to hide the pin.
You're almost done..
Now Lift the towel upright so it "stands" with the secure tucked-in fold facing you and the open inner folds are facing up.
Gently push the inner folds down so they form a "floor" - first push the 2 inner folds that are closer to you:
Then push the remaining folds down
This is what it looks like after pushing all inner folds down:
You're all done! Your towel gift basket container is ready to be used!