Making a Paper Easter Treat Basket

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Using your choice of cardstock and embellishments, you can make up several of these pretty paper baskets for Easter. This is a page about making a paper Easter treat basket.
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Make miniature treat baskets with pin dot cardstock papers and embellishments to celebrate spring or Easter.

Total Time: 45

Supplies:

  • primary pin dot cardstock papers
  • paper flowers
  • Easter grass
  • lace
  • glue stick
  • ruler
  • craft knife

Primary Pin Dot cardstock papers, Easter grass, paper flowers, lace are available at Michaels.

Click Here to download the Easter Treat Basket Template in PDF format.

Steps:

  1. Download and print the template and cut it out along the solid lines.
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  3. Trace template onto patterned paper, and then trim.
  4. Fold the box flaps up and join the tabs of each corner together with a glue stick.
  5. Cut 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch strip of paper for the handle. And attach it to the basket with a glue stick. Or punch hole on each side of the basket and attach it with brads.
  6. Embellish the basket with lace, paper flowers, and sticker.
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To make an Easter basket, you can use either construction paper or an old shoe box with a lid. If you use construction paper, you will need scissors, stapler, pencil, ruler and markers or crayons or whatever else you want to use for embellishment. Before anything, cut a thin strip of the paper. This will be your handle. Measure out a square with a ruler in the middle of the paper and draw a square on it with a pencil.

Then, in the middle of each side, cut slits all the way to the square. Bring one side up and put two of the slit sides (one on each side) together and staple in the middle. If the sides overlap too much, cut a little until you have even flaps that fit together right. Do the same with each side. Then staple your handle piece on each side. Make sure when you staple that the open sides of the staples are on the inside.

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You can also put clear tape over the open sides of the staples to prevent scratching. If you are using a shoebox, you will need one shoebox with a lid, scissors, stapler, and whatever you want to use to decorate. Cut out a strip of the lid. Then, staple the strip on each side.

You can decorate the outside of the shoebox with cheap border or contact paper and/or tie ribbon on each side of the handle or put tied ribbons around the perimeter (you may need hot glue for this). Just make sure that you put also put it on the strip that you use for the handle. Put in it candy, books, toys, stuffed animals, etc. When using the stapler, be careful with your fingers. I've stapled mine a few times.

By Doreen from Owasso, OK

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March 14, 2013

Make miniature treat baskets with pin dot cardstock papers and embellishments to celebrate spring or Easter. View the full project here: Easter Treat Basket

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