Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Blog Hop

I am going to share with you hoppers how to create this cute little Easter basket.

First you need to cut twenty-six 1/2" x 11"  strips of cardstock.  Use eight of the strips to create the basket base. Weave them to get something to look like this.
1. Use glue to hold everything in place.
2. Bend every other strip like in the photo below to make the weaving process easier.
3. 3 1/2" will be unweaved on all sides.
Once the base is done fold up the unweaved portion of the strips to create the sides of the basket.

Work your way around the basket to create the sides. One strip will not be enough to finish one row.
1. On the first and last rows glue it the weaves together. 
2. Glue the second strip to the first one when you need.
3. End each strip and the inside of basket.
To make the handle you will need the six remaining strips. It kind of looks like a twisted paper chain.
I show you with different colors so it will be easier to see.
First lay two strips like this:and glue the ends together.

 Then fold the one that is on the bottom over the top. Like this.

Keep repeating this step until you use your remaining strips.
1. Glue extra strips when you need them.
 Here is what the handle design looks.

Attach the handle with brads. To decorate, I used a crepe paper to make a ruffle. Ribbon and flowers are them added. If you are impatience like me you will probably use hot glue to attach the decorations.

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  1. What a cute project?! My DD would love it if I made her an Easter basket! Thanks for the great idea.

  2. This is so cute!! I love the little ruffle bottom! Thanks for the tutorial...I might have to give these a try for my 2 DDs!!

  3. That is an awesome basket!! :)

  4. Lovely basket! I can't wait to try this out, it would be beautiful in my kitchen!

  5. That is the cutest thing!! You did a great job on this! TFS!

  6. Cute cut CUTE! Love that handle and the ruffle on the bottom!

  7. Love your basket! They are so perfect for spring and yours is decorated so cute! You will have to try making a basket from real reeds, next. Great tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  8. This is so cute. I remember making something like this when I was in school.

  9. Cute!!! LOVE the handle. That's fantastic :D

  10. Love that handle! If you do the same thing with ribbon, then pull one of the ends, you end up with a rose.

  11. Great idea for an Easter Brunch decoration! I'll echo what others have said - love the handle! Kathy-K2S

  12. What a cute basket!

  13. That's an adorable basket!!! I remember weaving stuff in gradeschool all the time! So fun. Maybe I'll have my kids make these. My girls would love them!

  14. Great basket...I love the pink ruffle!