Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter basket (with a template and a tutorial)

Hi Fellow Crafter's

I decided that making the "Easter Egg" cookies (from the previous post) as an Easter gift from the kids to the grandparents might be a good idea, so I set about designing a basket to present the cookies in. This is what I came up with.

And this is what I did:

1. Grab the templates at the end of this post and print them out directly onto the card stock you want  
    to use.
 2. Cut the pieces out inside the black lines.
3. Using a craft knife cut out the handle of the basket.
4. Take the base and side template and cut along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines.

5. Take the scored base and side piece and make crisp folds along the scored lines.
6. Take the front and back basket pieces and glue them to the middle flap.
7. Fold the two middle pieces up and glue the two side flaps to them, at an angle.
8. This is what the glued together basket will  look like from various angels.

9. Embellish as desired.
    I used some designer paper from my stash for the front which I cut the same shape as the bottom 
    half  of the template. I also chalked the edges of the template with lilac. I then finished the basket
    off with some ric rac tied right around the rim of the basket, a felt flower and a mini flower button.
FREEBIE: Remember - right click on the images below and Save image as.... to make it your own (Personal use only please).

Happy Easter crafting.


Stampin' Pam said...

Oh this is truly just the sweetest little basket - and will be SO very appreciated with the cookies inside. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate it.

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Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet Easter basket to hold your goodies! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial & for playing along with the Just Us Girls template challenge!

mmtncrfts said...

This is adorable. You did a great tutorial. I love it:)

RootsAndWingsCo said...

How cute is this!? I love it! I'd love for you to add this to our linky party!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Thanks for linking this up! I just love it!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

Chris said...

Adorable design. I don't work with paper much...this makes me want to try some more!

Susie said...

Thank you for this template. I made one (not nearly as cute as yours) and posted it on my blog this morning, along with a link to your blog.