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Making a Paper Jack O' Lantern Basket

Category Decorations
Jack O' Lantern Basket
You can make a cute Halloween basket for treats and other things with card stock. This is a guide about making a paper jack o' lantern basket.


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October 1, 2011

Ready to fill with candy treats, this simple basket is made in orange cardstock with an applied handle.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes




  1. Print basket template onto orange cardstock.
  2. Using craft knife and ruler, cut out all solid lines.
  3. Score all folding lines using the back of the craft knife (for easy fold).
  4. Cut out facial details. Fold pumpkin on all scored lines.
  5. Apply glue on tabs on pumpkin sides. Fold up sides and press tabs inside pumpkin.
  6. Ad

  7. Cut 5/8 x 8 inch strip from green cardstock to make a handle.
  8. With scissors, cut the ends at an angle. Glue ends of handle outside top edge of basket.

By Maricel from Fairfax, VA

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October 6, 20110 found this helpful

Love it! I'm definitely going to make some of those with my baby! Super cute!

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