Teal & Gold Berry Baskets {Eid Gift}

One of my favorite DIY hobbies is gift package styling, whether it be edible or non-edible gifts… but I admit edible gifts tend to be my favorite to work with. I so love creating cute packaging! Today’s gift packaging is for Eid.

The inspiration… this gorgeous dessert table that I came across over at In My Studio. I absolutely love the teal and gold.. no surprise there!

The items…

DIY Eid Gifts

The glitter painted candle holders with the salt dough Kabah ornaments along with the Moroccan style cookies… what I call my disaster cookies. ;) Read my previous post to find out why. I know I know, I’m being anal. I just can’t help it!

Berry baskets, french fry scoops, coffee filters, burlap, and twine were the supplies I used. The berry baskets and french fry scoops are from Garnish…. one of my favorite packaging supply companies. Everything else I had on hand.

Teal Berry Baskets

I painted the berry baskets teal and gold, and I wrapped ivory and gold twine around them.

Teal Berry Baskets for Gifting

I had planned on using kraft colored shredded paper as the filler, but then coffee filters came to mind. I remembered that I had tons and tons of coffee filters on hand from my coffee filter wreath. I didn’t end up using the brown filters for my wreath, so instead of making a trip to buy shredded paper I gave the filters a go. Not your typical basket filler, but it certainly does work here!

Eid Packaging Using French Fry Scoop

With my Silhouette I made a Happy Eid stencil, but made it in Arabic. I found the Arabic phrase in the Silhouette library as an Eid card, and with the trace feature, I was able detach the phrase from the card. I was happy that I was able to find the phrase in Arabic and that I was able to detach it. Also I love the font that the artist used… that along with being in Arabic, it gave it more of a rustic appeal. I stenciled the phrase onto burlap with black and a touch of gold. Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it (with dabs of glue) onto the french fry scoop.

French Fry Scoop Cookie Packaging

Making more use of the coffee filters, I lined the french fry scoop with them and crumpled a couple of filters inside to create a lift for the cookies. To keep the cookies fresh, I bagged them and tied them off with jute.

Teal and Gold Eid Gift Baskets

The cookies and candle holders were placed in the baskets. And that’s all there was to it! Baskets are ready to be gifted… well almost ready! Each basket will be placed in a cellophane bag and tied off with teal yarn and jute.

Eid Gift Berry Basket

I love the teal berry baskets and love the hint of teal coming from the candle holders and the cookies. Simple, yet elegant and rustic at the same time. OTI style!

Let me know what you think, so type away!


  1. October 7, 2013  9:25 am by Cheryl Reply

    Lots of inspiration here! Great ideas for gift-giving. Oh, and the sugar cookie recipe is a winner too!

  2. October 7, 2013  10:06 am by Dina Reply

    Love it!

  3. October 7, 2013  11:50 am by Rana Reply

    Love the baskets. You have such great taste.

  4. October 7, 2013  11:58 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Your gift baskets are wonderful. You come up with such wonderful ideas when it comes to making gift baskets or for anything as far as that goes. You have the most clever ideas and such wonderful inspiration.

  5. October 7, 2013  12:07 pm by sahara Reply

    Awww, this came out so pretty. There's one for me too right? Lol

  6. October 7, 2013  2:13 pm by Manal Reply

    Cute Stuff ... love the coffee filter Idea.

  7. October 7, 2013  8:43 pm by amy of while wearing heels Reply

    You have such a talent for packaging your beautiful baked goods in the sweetest most thoughtful ways.

  8. October 8, 2013  4:36 am by Amnah Reply

    MashaAllah Maysem, you never cease to amaze me. Just beautiful!

  9. October 8, 2013  5:47 pm by shirley@housepitalitydesigns Reply

    Pretty, pretty...love how you painted the baskets and adorned them with twine...and I am going to use your coffee filter idea...looks so beautiful!....great job Maysem

  10. October 13, 2013  11:23 pm by Salwa Reply

    This is the blog I always come to when I want to swoon :-).

  11. October 15, 2013  9:01 am by Sew Can Do (@sewcandoblog) Reply

    Love this color combination and how simple but elegant this looks. I've featured you at this week's party. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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