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How to Create Beautiful Fruit Hampers

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Delicious, nutritious, and colorful, fruits have a wonderful appearance apart from great taste. You can create a basket full of perfectly arranged fruits, to add a royal touch to your table for guests, a source of attractive snacks to your celebration or a wholesome, cheery gift to loved ones, especially those who are unwell.
It is possible to purchase fruit gift baskets, but they may be prohibitively expensive. In case basket is for someone close, for your own use, or you will be delivering it in person, you have the opportunity to save money and customize your design by arranging the basket yourself.
Here are some tips to create perfect fruit hampers or gourmet food hampers:

  • The basket
Firstly, you can select options from metal, glass, or wicker baskets. A wicker basket is ideal for a pretty and sturdy presentation. But select the basket according to the fruits you wish to include. For instance, do not go in for a small basket in case you intend to include big fruits like watermelons. Consider the proportions of fruits and baskets. You require a large enough basket either rectangular, round, or oval; this again depends on the fruit you are planning to include.
  • Preparation
Get hold of some vine leaves, wash these and gently dry them. Keep them at the bottom of the container. Spread them around by making them overflow on both sides of the basket, such that they are visible, even after filling the basket with fruits.
  • Filler
Make a cushion in your basket with filler like colorful plastic grass/shredded paper/raffia strips. A shallow basket only requires a thin bed of filler for protecting the fruit. A deep basket must have a thick bed of filler to protect and showcase the fruit.
Selecting Items
  • Choose the fruit
Pick the fruits you love or those you know the recipient will enjoy. Traditional choices include banana, grapes, pineapples, apples, oranges, etc. You must first sort the fruits as per their size, select the most attractive ones and give them a polish by wiping with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Other items
Include a variety of goods to make the basket attractive. Options are cheese, crackers, a bottle of wine, candles, packs of tea/coffee, nuts, and candies, and these are all thoughtful additions.
Arranging the Fruit
Begin by keeping the biggest fruits right at the bottom. You can begin with pineapples at the bottom with oranges, yellow and red apples, pears, oranges, mandarins, bananas, and kiwis on the sides. You can use small but tasty fruits like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries to fill any gaping holes in the basket. But it is recommended that you avoid tiny and fragile fruits like berries.
You may even spread candies and nuts to cover gaps. Include some grape vines for a stunning effect. Include a variety of fruits in your hamper so as to get a colorful impact.
Choose firm and ripe fruit. You can place a piece of cork at the bottom of the basket such that it will absorb moisture which is a method to avoid spoiling of fruits. In case the hamper has a handle, decorated with grapes.
These are some of the tips and tricks to create an amazing fruit hamper.