Here is how to make a beautiful little basket to fill with flowers or candy. It just takes one square piece of craft paper and a strip for the handle. You can add little embellishments or messages if you like!
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 1 basket
2 pieces of 6x6" craft paper
stamps and shape puncher, optional
Mark your paper at 2 inches and 4 inches. Turn and score again at 2 inches and 4 inches.
Connect the lines across to make 9 squares.
Cut 2 inches deep at the 2 inch and 4 inch lines at the top and at the bottom.
Find the midpoints of the center flaps on the top and bottom. Draw lines from their corners to make V shapes.
Cut out the triangles.
Cut the side flaps into perfect thirds.
Apply some glue to the top of the first strip next to the middle flap.
Bring the flap from the other side over and attach at the tip.
Continue by gluing on the next set of flaps.
And finally the third set.
Bring the triangle up and glue it up to the rim. Repeat the whole process on the other side.
Cut a 6" x 1/2" strip from another square of paper.
Glue it onto the basket from the inside to make a handle. Let dry.
The basket is done, but you can add embellishments if you like. I used this cute stamp on the second piece of paper and cut it out.
Glue the message onto the basket.
I made these little strawberries and glued them on to add to the "sweet" factor.
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