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DIY Fall Hostess Gift Basket

livingChloe | Boxwood Ave.7 Comments

Create a simple DIY fall hostess gift basket with apples, a tea towel, and crockpot caramel sauce!

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Okay, so you made the world's easiest caramel sauce... Now what? Here's what I say: give it away! Your friends will love it, your friend's kids will love it even more. It will become a fall favorite (so be prepared to make it every year). 

I had a ton of extra gift baskets left over from our wedding, so I wanted to make something fun to give away to friends this thanksgiving (last year I made cranberry sauce). Plus, I needed to get rid of the extra apples from our trees out back.

When I saw this post on Pinterest by Jenny Steffens Hobick of Everyday Occasions, I was inspired to use up our left over baskets with some apples & homemade caramel sauce. I just love Jenny's little acorn tags, so darling!

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After giving the 1-ingredient crockpot recipe a try, and making these fun tea towels, I thought that combining them into a beautiful gift basket would be a wonderful hostess gift. This gift basket is a very thoughtful way to say, "Thanks for hosting". If you're in a pinch and don't have time to whip anything together to gift, another awesome way to say thanks, is to do the dishes for her. Just saying. 

DIY Fall Hostess Gift Basket


More supplies (including darling little acorn tags) can be purchased here

Step 1: Download the free 'give thanks' printable. Print, and cut each tag out. 

Step 2: Compile tea towel, apples, and caramel sauce into the basket, adorn with a ribbon and attach a 'give thanks' tag! 

*Make sure to let your recipient know that the caramel sauce needs to be refrigerated! *

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