Friday, March 22, 2013

Written Directions For Paper Easter Baskets

I can see from this blog stats that a lot of people are viewing the Easter baskets entries and people I know are wanting to make them so I wrote the directions for them.  Below are the directions for them that I adapted from the Lawn Fawn's Intro to Easter video.  These directions are good for making the baskets from all three blog posts: mini baskets12"x12" paper Easter baskets, and more Easter baskets.  It is just the embellishments and paper that are different.

Paper Easter baskets
Cardstock – white, yellow
Pattern paper –DCWV Citrus 4.5”x6.5” pad

Studio G clear stamp set – Easter sentiment

Memories ink pad – black

Other supplies:
flower punches
K&C Company flower stickers
Dimensional foam adhesive

1. For a 2”x2”x2” basket, score a 6”x6” white paper at 2” and 4”.  Turn paper 90 degrees and score again at 2" and 4" to get 9 equal squares.  For a 4”x4”x4” basket, score a 12”x12”card stock at 4” and 8”, and turn paper 90 degrees and score at 4" and 8".  Fold on all score lines. 

2. Cut on score lines in the middle up to the first score line.  Turn the paper to the opposite side and cut on the score lines in the middle up to the first score line. 

3. For the small basket, ¾” will be cut off the flaps so that the decorative edges can be seen.  For the bigger basket, 1 ¼” will be cut off the flaps for the bigger edge punches to be seen.  First, mark the flaps that are hidden to be cut off by folding the paper into the basket shape and letting the “face” flap down.  This is to avoid confusion of where to cut.
4. Punch the “face” flaps with a decorative punch. 

5. Decorate basket by stamping at this point.  If using stickers, then you can fold the basket up and adhere the flaps together.  If the basket does not come out square, you can trim a little off the hidden flaps. 

6. For the small basket, cut out a ¾”x 6” strip of paper for the handle and decorate.  For the larger basket, cut out 1¼” x 12” strip of paper and decorate.   Adhere the handle to the basket with double-sided tape.  

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