Friday, February 29, 2008

Making a Paper Basket Tutorial

I found many tutorials online but just decided to make one so I would not have to decide which one to post.

STEP 1 Cut 3 strips of heavy paper or card stock double sides preferable.
1 ONE INCH Strip and 2 FOUR INCH strips.
I like this size because it hold cookies and wider items.

Step 2
Fold over edges of 4" strips 1" each edge.

STEP 3
Now fold over each side 3" You can see it is aligned on my Fiskars cutting mat for easy measuring.

Your pieces should look like this.

Step 4
Now you DO NOT Have to GLUE But I like to for just a bit sturdier base.
But it is NOT necessary at all.

You place the pieces together and have a Basket emerging!

STEP 5
Punch holes evenly on each side of the 1" folded pieces all the way through to thread the ribbon.

STEP 6
Now thread ribbon through.
Bows, Knots, anything, its all pretty CUTE!

This is fully threaded and ready for the handle.

STEP 7
Now attach the 1 inch handle strip with glue or BRAD or buttons. I have sewn mine or just stapled them Whatever is more aesthetically pleasing to you.

4 comments:

Stitchnscrap said...

Thanks for posting the directions, and the pictures to go with them (gotta love pics). I love your blog!
arlene
fellow Fiskateer
www.stitchnscrap.blogspot.com

jinxi said...

Thats cool... I love the pink and brown polka dots!

KarenB said...

Great little baskets!!! Thanks tons for posting the tutorial!!! Great work sweetie!!!

ccoriginal said...

LOVE IT THANK YOU.