Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Basket Tutorial

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be sharing a fun Easter project over on We R Memory Keepers blog today. I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest and I knew I had the perfect tools to make one. I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!

To create the basket, I used We R Memory's Gift Box Punch Board, the 2-edge doily punch and paper from their Hello Darling collection. I also used some white card stock and ribbon from American Crafts.

To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12x12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box. I followed the easy XL directions on the board. 

Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.

Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box. Then I added double-sided adhesive (link below) around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.

To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to cut a piece of 12x12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips. I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces. I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps. I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.

I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”. I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”. I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box. I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.

To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box and a pink bow to each side. This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor.  Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door.  

Supplies: Gift Box Punch Board, 2-edge doily punch, Hello Darling Greetings paper, Hello Darling Gracious paper, pink American Crafts grosgrain ribbon and white cardstock, white flower-shaped button.

Below I've linked to Doodlebug's Petite Print, Gingham & Linen paper in cupcake that would be a great substitute. 
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1 comment:

  1. Super cute! :) And creative! I see lots of people pinned your project! Yay! :)