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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday--basket

Not sure what to call this basket, but it's so easy to make and it's a great basket for ANY occasion. The first time I made these it was for Easter and Easter eggs fit perfectly in them. Great gift idea. They would make awesome party favors for any party.
Ok so lets get started, here's what you'll need. A 6x6 piece of cardstock, I'm using So Saffron. 6 pieces of DSP cut 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, again I'm using So Saffron. And brads or eyelets. I have brads in the picture, but halfway through the tutorial I decided I wanted to use jumbo eyelets, either one would work great. You'll also need a scoring tool-whatever you use to score.


Score your cardstock at 2 and 4 on both sides. You should end up with a tic tac toe grid.

Cut the tabs on the middle square on the top and the bottom rows.


Glue your 6 DSP square on the squares on the left and right sides.
There should be nothing glued in the center of your cardstock.




To make your basket, fold the right side over the center piece, then the left side over that. I'm using a tiny bit of adhesive to hold it together.

Use your crop a dial, (or if your using brads a smaller punch). Go through all three layers.
Put your eyelet in and set it.



Do the same to the opposite side.



Here's your basket almost done.




Cut some ribbon, and thread it through the eyelets and tie knots on the inside to hold it in. You can also make a handle with cardstock, if you do that make sure you secure it in place with your brad or eyelet in the previous step.
Here is the finished basket, full of M&M's.
Super cute and easy!
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

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