Last year I made a cute Easter Basket and posted a picture with a link to the tutorial on how to make it. I've received a couple of emails recently letting me know that the link to the tutorial no longer works and they're wondering if I have the directions. Of course I didn't save the directions because I was relying on that link to work in case I ever wanted to make another one. That's okay though, because I figured it out!
Are you ready for a picture tutorial AND a video tutorial on how to make this?
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- (1) 3/4" x 9" piece of DSP
- (1) 1" x 7" piece of DSP
- (3) 1" x 6" pieces of DSP
- 13" of ribbon
- Sticky Strip
- Bone Folder
Note: You can substitute card stock strips for the DSP if you'd like
Step 1: The 3/4" x 9" piece of DSP is the handle. Decide which side of the DSP you want showing on the outside of the handle and add two pieces of sticky strip to each end about 1/4" apart as shown in the photo below.
Take the 1" x 7" piece of DSP and decide which side you want showing on the outside of the basket. Lay the paper so that side is facing down. Put two rows of sticky strip on the back of the DSP as shown in the photo below.
Step 2: Remove the backing off the two pieces of sticky strip on the 1" x 7" piece of DSP (set the handle aside for now). Take one of the 1" x 6" pieces of DSP (the green polka dot piece in the photo below) and decide which side you want facing the outside of the basket. Again, make sure that side is facing down. Line up the top (1" side) of the green polka dot DSP with the top of the 1" x 7" piece of DSP. Also, make sure the left edge of the green polka dot DSP lines up with the left edge of the 1" x 7" piece of DSP. Once it is lined up, adhere it in place.
Step 3: Take the second 1" x 6" piece of DSP and line it up next to the first strip. Make sure the sides are touching and it's straight across the top. Adhere it in place.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 with the third 1" x 6" piece of DSP. All three pieces should be aligned nicely.
Step 5: Run the bone folder along the length of the first strip (the strip on the left) to gently curl the paper. This is the same way you would curl ribbon on the top of a present with a pair of scissors. Be gentle.
Step 6: Take the first strip and gently bend it in the shape of a "U." Take the bottom end and line it up carefully next to the third strip. The two sides should be touching and it should be lined up across the top of the 1" x 7" piece of DSP. Adhere it in place.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the second strip. Curl it with the bone folder and then adhere it next to the end of the first strip.
Step 8: Repeat step 7 with the third strip.
Step 9: Once the final strip is adhered in place, there should be about a 1" segment of the 1" x 7" piece of DSP left. Pull the two sides of the basket together so that the strips on either end are right next to each other.
Once it's lined up along the top edge too, adhere the rest of the 1" x 7" piece of DSP in place.
Step 10: Take the 13" of ribbon and tie a bow around the top of the basket. Trim the ends of the ribbon.
Step 11: Take the 3/4" x 9" piece of DSP and gently curl it with the bone folder. Remove the backing from the sticky strip off one end and adhere it to the inside of the basket. Remove the backing on the sticky strip off the other end and adhere to the opposite side of the basket (on the inside).
Step 12: Fill the basket with some paper shred and an egg. It will hold one small plastic egg or a Cadbury egg. These are the perfect size to give as gifts to friends, family, co-workers, etc.
Have fun making them. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Bone Folder, Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon