Do you know a special person in your life who just feels complete when they are standing at the grill watching something sizzle to perfection? If you answered yes then this simple DIY BBQ gift basket project is for you.
Best DIY BBQ Gift Basket Idea
I love giving gifts and really love personalizing the gift I am giving. Remember the DIY Farmhouse coasters I made for my daughter’s new home? That is why I decided to put together a BBQ gift basket this year for my husband’s birthday. I think when you make a gift yourself it really shows the person how much you love them and really care about what they love doing as well!
Follow along as I create the perfect DIY BBQ gift basket for that special someone in my life!
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY GRILL BASKET
- Plastic container/bin/tub with lid (Size is up to you)
- Brown Paper Sacks or brown crafting paper (# needed to be determined by the size of your plastic container)
- Mod Podge and Paint brush
- Silicone mat
- IOD Stamps – Farm Animals
- Brayer Rolling
- Stamp Pad
SUPPLIES FOR YOUR GIFTS INSIDE YOUR BASKET
- Apron or Bella Canvas T-shirt
- “I’D SMOKE THAT” & PIG, COW, BEEF vinyl file *Download below*
- Cricut Joy
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut Heat Press
- Lint Roller
- Vinyl Weeding tool
- Parchment Paper
- Brown paper bags
Additional ideas of what to put in a BBQ gift basket
- Temperature Cooking Magnet
- Grill cookbook
- Grill Glove/Mit
- Grill heat pad
- Homemade or store-bought spices
- Instant thermometer
STEPS TO CREATE YOUR DIY BBQ Gift BASKET
1 – To begin, prep your container by removing any product labels or pricing stickers.
2 – Grab your brown paper lunch sacks and cut them open along the long side of your sack to give you the most paper space to work with for your project. Tip* You can use brown crafting paper if you prefer, but I had these paper sacks, so I am being extra creative and thrifty.
3 – Cut up as many paper sacks as you will need to cover your specific plastic tub. Lay your sacks out flat to continue your project.
4 – Grab your IOD Stamps – Farm Animals edition and your Brayer roller. With your Brayer Ink Roller in hand, add some ink to your pad. Simply roll your Brayer roller back and forth over the stamp pad, and then roll over the stamp you selected. Tip* This saves some ink and doesn’t fill in the negative area on your stamp you don’t want to show.
5 – With some black ink on your roller, cover the high spots on your stamp completely. Tip* The Brayer roller keeps you nice and clean when working with stamps. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest you invest- available in my market.
6 – Place the stamp on your brown paper sack. Press firmly.
7 – Continue covering your farm animal ink stamps with your Brayer roller, and applying on your paper sacks as much as you like to create your personalized paper for your DIY grill basket.
8 – Stamp out pigs, chickens, and cows to go along with your grilling meat theme for this basket. Stamp away to your heart’s desire. How much and how little you cover is up to you. Have fun with it.
9 – When you have finished with your stamps and silicone mat, rinse under cold water to clean them up so they are ready for their next great project.
10 – With a puppy pad to keep your workspace clean, grab your Plastic bin, stamped paper sacks, and your Mod Podge. Be ready to use a lot of it for this project.
11 – Eyeballing where you want to place your paper on your bins to cover it. Play with this before you commit to being sure you have a good idea in your mind about where to begin.
12 – You can cut or tear your personalized paper sacks to fit the spaces you need on your plastic bin as you begin to cover.
13 – Grab your paintbrush and begin painting one section at a time on your bin, adding your paper sack sections on top of your Mod Podge. Press down firmly.
14 – Repeat adding Mod Podge and paper sections, wrapping around your bin as you go. Overlap sections where needed so all of the outer edges of the bin are covered.
15 – Work in sections, being sure to fill in any gaps with random pieces of your paper. Be careful with your edges.
16 – Once completely covered on outer edges, add another layer of Mod Podge and let dry.
17 – Once dry, add paper inside your bin repeating the same steps as before. This project has several (easy) steps, but in the end, it has the cutest turnout. I promise it is worth it!
18 – Don’t forget to do the bottom of your bin too!
19 – To make your bin more sturdy (since it will hold heavier items for the grill), cut out some cardboard to insert into your bin. Simply place inside. Set aside.
STEPS TO CREATE YOUR DIY BBQ GIFTS:
1 – Grab an apron or Bella Canvas t-shirt for this personalized gift to stick in your basket.
2 – If you love my vinyl transfer design, the file link is here. I am doing, “I’D SMOKE THAT!” with vinyl of a cow, chicken, and a pig to go along with the stamps we used for our bin/basket.
3 – Or, with your Cricut Joy app, select the design you want to add to your shirt/apron. Print your design with heat transfer vinyl, being sure to remember they are reversed images! Tip* If you don’t have a cutting machine, shop small on ETSY and search Heat Transfer Design to find what you would love to have made for you.
4 – Remember to keep your scraps for other projects.
5 – Have your heat-press ready at 320 degrees.
6 – Place your Cricut mat under your t-shirt.
7 – Grab your lint roller to be sure your workspace on your shirt or apron is lint-free. Rub, rub, rub.
7 – Place your HTV Design onto your shirt/canvas where you like it. Put the parchment over your vinyl and then place Cricut Heat Press on top and hold it in place for 40 seconds. If you only cover up designs partially, just pick up and repeat the heat press until your whole transfer is applied.
8 – Once on there, carefully remove the plastic backing on your vinyl from your shirt.
9 – To help your t-shirt with vinyl really set, turn it over and through the back of the shirt, apply the heat press again for another 40 seconds. Look at how cute your first gift is to put in the grill basket!
10 – Fold up shirt/apron so your cute design is upfront as you place it in your cute DIY BBQ/GRILL BASKET.
11 – Crinkle up some brown paper sacks to serve as a filler in your basket as you begin to add more gifts.
12 – Some great gifts to add are ready for you in our market. Be sure to add the Temperature Cooking Magnet, spices, grill gloves, grill mat, instant thermometer, tongs, and a grilling cookbook. These are just ideas, but make it as big and fabulous as you like. Have fun with it.
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