Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How To: Date Movie Gift Baskets

   We aren't too crafty, but since we have a lot of Lady readers; I wanted to do something for them.  Awesome Movie Themed Gift Baskets!  

   We get wedding announcements just about every week from some cute couple starting their lives together.  You know you have arrived as a married couple in LDS culture when you start getting these wedding invites and announcements from people you don't even know.  Like you name is on some Mormon Wedding Mailing List!  We don't really mind, but think it is always a fun game to try and figure out who they are.

   It always brings back memories of when Kristie and I were young and in love. (Now we are just in Love).   She was living in our apartment for two weeks with some girlfriends until we got married. We really didn't have anything, so she dragged me to all these home goods stores to create our Gift Registry.  One of the best stores we went to was Target.  

   I was trying to convince Kristie to let me register for an Xbox, but we negotiated a deal that allowed me to register for DVD's.  As you might know, I love movies and she figured no one would buy us any, she thought she was clever. 

   Then a Wedding Day Miracle happened.  People bought us a whole bunch of movies.  But they didn't just grab a DVD and throw in a recycled gift bag that said "Happy Birthday." They basically made these fantastic date nights in a can.  Not only did they have a movie, they had treats and popcorn as well.  It was so creative and allowed us to save money and build up our movie collection.  They were seriously of my favorite gifts.

   So if you want to be an awesome Wedding Gift Giver here is what you will need: (all available on

Plastic Popcorn Bucket1   Take your empty Plastic Popcorn Bucket and put some wadded up tissue paper in the bottom of it, so that the items will have something to rest on and won't move around so much. You can also use shred for this.

  • 2   Closer to the back, place the larger candy items.  Then work your way forward with   smaller items.
  • 3   In front of the candy place a bag or two of your microwave popcorn.  
  • 4   At the front of the popcorn; place your selected DVD.  Choosing the right movie can be a real art.  You want something that both will want to watch.  A Romantic comedy with an macho male lead (think Gerard Butler).  An action movie with a good love story.  Here are a few I found on Amazon for under $10!
  • Life Is BeautifulLife as We Know ItScott Pilgrim vs. the World
    5   Place more tissue in between items so it sticks out adding more height.

    6   Place the basket into a clear, large  Cello Bag. Tie is off at the top with a large  ribbon  bow.

    You now have a movie gift basket that you will be remembered for and it only costs about $25!


    1. What a great idea! I love how you did a tutorial out of it too because I would never have thought about the tissue for height!

      Visiting from Summer. :)

      1. Thanks! I am always seeing your picture on my sister Summer's blog. It's about as crafty as I get!

        Thanks for stopping by.


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