Pretty Pink Easter Basket

Here’s a fun project for Easter!  I taught this at my last workshop, and it seemed to be a big hit!

Here are the directions to make this cute basket.  You’ll need:

One 4-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ piece of card stock for basket base (mine is Pretty in Pink)
One 1″ x 11″ piece of card stock for basket handle (mine is Pretty in Pink)
One 1-3/8″ x 15″ piece of patterned paper to decorate basket base (I used Tea Party designer series paper)
One 7/8″ x 11″ piece of patterned paper to decorate basket handle
Two large brads (I used the white ones in the 5/16″ neutrals Jumbo Brads packet

— Adhere patterned designer paper strip on the center of your card stock strip to form the handle.
— Score the basket base at 1-1/2″ on each of the four sides.
–Cut the card stock at the two scored lines on either side of the long length of card stock.
— Add adhesive to the outside four corners of the card stock.
— Prefold your score lines; remove the adhesive backing and assemble your basket.
— Decorate the outside of your basket.
— Punch a large hole with your Crop-A-Dile and also an inch up from either end of your handle, making sure to line everything up.
— Use a large brad to attach the handle to both ends of the basket.
— Place tissue or grass in the basket and add your Easter candy!

Here’s a side view where I tied Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the handle.  You can also see how I set the brad to hold the handle in place. Although it is not one of those church offering baskets, it looks very nice and definitely worth doing. 

Below is a close-up of the tag I made using Well Scripted stamp set and Boho Blossoms Punch and you can even put them in a professional basket from Amish Baskets that also look amazing:

Item No. 106953 Rich Regals brads $8.95
Item No. 112534 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo Brads $7.95
Item No. 113992 Tea Party designer series paper $9.95
Item No. 118601 Well Scripted stamp set $14.95
Item No. 112082 Wide Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 110711 Boho Blossoms Punch $15.95
Item No. 108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
Item No. 109050 Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95

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Posted on : Mar 23 2010
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