Arts and Crafts Gift Basket Idea for the Inner Artist in Anyone of Us

An arts and crafts gift basket is a celebration of colors and textures no one can resist. It makes you want to feel, touch and create as soon as you lay your hands on it!

There's no need to be crafty to enjoy such a gift basket. On the contrary, this gift basket can bring out the inner artist in any "arts & crafts challenged" person. And if your recipient is on the crafty side, even better. He/she could always do with more arts and crafts supplies.

And the best of all, its content is so affordable, you can go wild with the quantity of items in it.

The below arts and crafts items are available at any arts and crafts or stationary store. For the best bargains check out dollar stores - they usually have a big variety of arts and crafts items.

Depending on your budget, pick some or all of the below items and put together a custom made gift basket to dazzle your recipient!

Arts and crafts gift basket ingredients

Container options:


Storage box

Tool box


scissors Scissors- plain ones or ones that cut in different cutting designs.
ruler Ruler- preferably a metal one so it can be used for cutting with a self-retracting knife.
self retracting knife Self-retracting knife
wire cutter Wire cutter
craft wire Craft wire
glue Glue- craft glue or an all-purpose one.
glue gun Glue gun and glue sticks
sticky tape Sticky tape
needle Sewing needles
crochet needle Crochet hook
yarn Yarn
thread Crochet or sewing thread
felt Felt in different colors
beads Beads
colorful paper Construction paper in different colors
decorative stamp Decorative stamps + ink
decorative puncher Special shape punchers
markers Color markers
acrylic paint Acrylic paint in different colors
stencils Stencils
paint brushes Paint brushes - if you include stencils in your gift basket, get some stencil brushes too.
stickers Stickers
glitter Glitter
pompons Small pompons and other items you can glue onto art projects.
magazin Arts and crafts magazine- a copy of a magazine or a subscription to one so your recipient can get crafty straight away. Or...(see below)
arts and carfts book Arts and crafts book - get your recipient a book full of craft ideas to keep her/him busy!
blank gift certificate Homemade arts and crafts workshop - if you happen to be crafty yourself how about this cool gift idea? Print out one of these blank gift certificates and invite your recipient to a one-on-one workshop with you and his/her new arts and crafts gift basket.

Need instructions to put your gift basket together?
click here!

Comments are very welcome: