What kind of gift wrapping do you imagine when you think of a fruits gift basket?

A basket filled with fruits, wrapped in cellophane wrap and decorated with ribbon? This fruits basket will be completely different from the ordinary style you might be imagining...it's got a lots of Minions inside the basket! All the fruits are turned into cute Minions and they can be all in different shapes, sizes and facial expressions just like the real ones.

Wrapping fruit's unique and curvy shape is not easy. I used non-woven soft paper (feels like felt) made with synthetic materials. The paper has the similar texture to the flower wraps, which doesn't wrinkle or tear easily, and can be able to wrap curvy shapes without difficulty. You can also use tissue paper and in that case, I recommend to close the top and bottom of the fruit by creating pleats or any other ways instead of twisting. I used regular clear tape to close the ends, but you can also use glue dots, glue gun, or other adhesives.

This is a fun project you can enjoy with children too, and for sure to put a smile on the receiver's face 😊

Below are the video and the step-by-step instructions with photos, enjoy!

 

Watch Instructional Video


Materials

  • Blue Paper (soft and flexible material recommended: flower wrap, non woven paper, tissue paper, etc)
  • Yellow Paper (soft and flexible material recommended: flower wrap, non woven paper, tissue paper, etc)
  • Silver or Grey Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Pen (to draw eyes and mouths)
  • Clear Tape
  • Glue Dots
  • Basket

Click here for the wrapping kit.


How to wrap a kiwifruit (or any fruits you like)

Step 1: Cut your yellow paper to an appropriate size (enough to cover the surface of the fruit).

Step 1: Cut your yellow paper to an appropriate size (enough to cover the surface of the fruit).

Step 4: Secure the ends with clear tape (or any adhesive you like).

Step 4: Secure the ends with clear tape (or any adhesive you like).

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit (tape to close the end if your like).

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit (tape to close the end if your like).

Step 5: Done! You can wrap any of your favorite fruits the same way.

Step 5: Done! You can wrap any of your favorite fruits the same way.

Step 3: Twist the top and the bottom.

Step 3: Twist the top and the bottom.

How to wrap an apple (or any fruits you like)

Step 1: Cut your yellow paper to an appropriate size (enough to cover the surface of the fruit).

Step 1: Cut your yellow paper to an appropriate size (enough to cover the surface of the fruit).

Step 4: Done! You can wrap any of your favorite fruits the same way.

Step 4: Done! You can wrap any of your favorite fruits the same way.

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit and tape to close the end.

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit and tape to close the end.

Step 3: Create pleats (gathers) toward the center to close the top and bottom ends. Tape to secure.

Step 3: Create pleats (gathers) toward the center to close the top and bottom ends. Tape to secure.

How to wrap a mango (or any fruits you like)

Wrap a mango (or any other fruits) the same way as an apple.

Wrap a mango (or any other fruits) the same way as an apple.

Wrap all your fruits with yellow paper.

Wrap all your fruits with yellow paper.

 

How to make minion pants

Step 1: Cut your blue paper to the size you can wrap the bottom half of your fruits.

Step 1: Cut your blue paper to the size you can wrap the bottom half of your fruits.

Step 4: Make sure to close the front side of the paper last for the best presentation. Tape to secure the end.

Step 4: Make sure to close the front side of the paper last for the best presentation. Tape to secure the end.

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit then tape to secure the end.

Step 2: Wrap the paper around the fruit then tape to secure the end.

Step 5: Wrap all the kiwis (or any other fruits) the same way.

Step 5: Wrap all the kiwis (or any other fruits) the same way.

Step 3: To close the bottom, fold the side papers first, then fold the back and front papers. 

Step 3: To close the bottom, fold the side papers first, then fold the back and front papers. 

Step 6: Wrap all the apples and the mango (or any other fruits) the same way too.

Step 6: Wrap all the apples and the mango (or any other fruits) the same way too.

How to make minion eyes

Step 1: Cut small circles (appropriate size compare to the size of your fruits) out from a silver or grey paper. This will be the goggles.

Step 1: Cut small circles (appropriate size compare to the size of your fruits) out from a silver or grey paper. This will be the goggles.

Step 4: Attach the white circles onto the silver/grey circles using glue dots or any other adhesives you like.

Step 4: Attach the white circles onto the silver/grey circles using glue dots or any other adhesives you like.

Step 2: Cut circles a little smaller than the silver/grey circles from a white paper. This will be the eyeballs.

Step 2: Cut circles a little smaller than the silver/grey circles from a white paper. This will be the eyeballs.

Step 3: Draw inside the eyes. You can use any colors you like.

Step 3: Draw inside the eyes. You can use any colors you like.

How to make minion faces

Step 1: Cut strips with silver or grey paper. The width of the strips should match to the size of your fruits. The length of the strips should be enough to wrap around the fruits.

Step 1: Cut strips with silver or grey paper. The width of the strips should match to the size of your fruits. The length of the strips should be enough to wrap around the fruits.

Step 4: Repeat the same steps with all the fruits.

Step 4: Repeat the same steps with all the fruits.

Step 2: Wrap the strip around the fruit, then tape the end.

Step 2: Wrap the strip around the fruit, then tape the end.

Step 5: Draw mouths. Be creative and have fun :)

Step 5: Draw mouths. Be creative and have fun :)

Step 3: Attach eye(s) onto the strip. 

Step 3: Attach eye(s) onto the strip. 

Finished!

Finished!


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