Thursday, December 19, 2013

Minion Christmas Basket

My children absolutely love Despicable Me and when part 2 came out, we were standing in line to see the movie. I made this basket for one of my employees at work after drawing his name for Secret Santa. Guys are sometimes hard to find a gift for but when he told me how he loves to spend time with his four children, I knew a movie basket would be perfect. I picket up these minions from PPPR as a freebie but they are still available for sale here  If you follow Lisa's blog, you will find she is very generous with her files.

The minions in the basket are actually microwave popcorn.  To make them I cute a piece of yellow cardstock 5.5" x 10" and scored it at 2" and 6". I folded it around the popcorn bag and glued it in the bag. To get the minions just the right size, I used my cameo to make a 4x6" square. I then imported my minions and sized them to fit on the square. I only cut the goggles and pants. I used a marker to draw their face on. Don't worry, there are red vines in the back. You just can't see them in the pictures. What is a movie without popcorn, candy and red vines (they are in their own category). These little guys turned out so darned cute.

 Here it is all wrapped up with a bow and ready to be delivered to one lucky family.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Oh, my goodness! I love this little gift basket! What a great idea to use the Minions to wrap the popcorn. LOVE!!! Thanks so much for joining us for the PPPR Gift Giving Challenge! :)

  2. Lynnie, I love your basket. I never thought of making a gift basket like this :) Awesome idea. Thanks for joining the PPPR Challenge :)
    Melisa PPPR DT

  3. Love the idea, I did get the freebie for the Minions, so cute, thanks for the great idea...and the measurements...some people don't include them, and since I am a newbie, I really appreciate it..thanks...

  4. Oh those are too cute and such a great idea for a guy gift.. Your co-worker will have hours of fun with his kids thanks to you :)
    thanks for joining us girls over at PPPR