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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easy Paper Basket Craft Tutorial!

 Easy Paper Basket Craft Tutorial!
These paper baskets are adorable and so easy to make! They are the perfect way to give a gift.  
You can make them with a single square sheet of cardstock, but I use 2 for the color blocked effect!
I love these color combos.  I love the pink and green...it's like watermelon!
There are so many options for this simple craft!
 I love easy to make crafts.  This one took under 5 minutes.
Here's a simple video (sped up)
to show you how simple this really is!



Supplies:
Square cardstock
Scoring board and stylus (or ruler and stylus)
Ribbon
Hole punch
goodies
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You will need Cardstock Scrapbook Paper...
I used these bright colors from DCWV.
Their paper is amazing--and available at craft stores like Joann.
It's such great quality and those colors are irresistible!
 You will need 2 pieces per basket.
The doubled paper gives it a amazing two toned look,
but also makes it incredibly sturdy.
 I also used a scoring board.  This really makes it go much faster.
You can score with a ruler and stylus too.
 Place your 12X12 paper on the scoring board.
(this can be done with any square paper, it just needs to be scored in thirds)
Score down the 4" line.
 And score down the 8" line.
 Rotate the paper 90 degrees and repeat those score lines.
It's basically a perfect tic-tac-toe grid.
 Then you need a diagonal score down the corners.
I just eye balled it.
Place on the score board and score from corner to corner.
 Just like this.
It's okay if it's a little off...or if you have to go over the same line a couple times.
 Repeat on all four corners.
Fold on all the score lines.
 Then fold the diagonal lines in toward the center.
 Repeat with another colored paper and just stack them inside of each other.
The combo of colors is so bright and cheery!
Punch holes on the corners, fill with treats and tie off with ribbon.
I love using an oversized ribbon.  These are 1.25 inch and look so great!
Don't they looks so pretty and bright together!?
These would make great party favor baskets.
Table settings for an event, or even centerpieces.
Great for a Welcome to the neighborhood gift!
Surprisingly they hold a lot of goodies too!
 I always like to add a big tag too--to finish it off!

 I love them and want to keep them all as decorations with their bright
 summertime colors!
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1 comment:

Carissa Bonham said...

I loved my basket so much! I carefully unfolded it and packed it flat in my suitcase so I could use it at home.

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