Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gift basket tutorial

This is my second post today so please scroll down for my I Brake For Stamps post. 

Welcome to this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.  We're making gift bags, boxes or enclosures.  I decided to make a gift basket and share how to make it with all of you.
This basket is SO SIMPLE and you can customize it to fit your gift recipient in so many ways!  

 Supply list
One 1" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock for handle
One 3/4" x 6" piece of paper for handle insert
One sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper for making square
Scoring tool
2 brads 
Additional paper and embellishments for your box.

Step 1. Use the largest die in Spellbinders grand nestabilites
set or  just cut a square that measures 7 1/2" square. 
You can always add a decorative border
with a punch or something if you desire.

Step 2. Score at 2" and 5" marks.  Turn and score again at same lengths.

Step 3. Cut along two of the score lines on each side just until they reach the center square.
Then pre-fold on all score lines.

Step 4. Fold and glue the first two sides together.

Step 5. Fold up remaining two sides and glue.
Now you have your basket base.

 Step 6.  Cut 4 pieces with your paper of choice measuring 1 3/4" x 2 7/8". 
I added a pipe cleaner around the top and left a small opening where my cardinal will go.

 Step 7. Add the smaller handle strip to the larger one.

 Step 8. Place the handle in the basket.  Put glue on the bottom portion of each end and adhere to the basket.  Next punch holes and add the brads for added support and decorative detail.

 Step 9.  Fill your box and give it away!

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lizzidroege said...

renee this is so pretty the sides and handle look as if they are metal just great...

Heather said...

Renee~ Another fabby tutorial! I love how your basket turned out...fabby embossing! Love the inking...beautiful!!

Meggymay said...

Thank you for a fantastic tutorial. Love the box, will be giving this one a try soon.
Yvonne x

Irene_J said...
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Irene_J said...

You make everything look so easy in your tutorials. I so love your blog about Gift Basket.

jon lisa said...
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jon lisa said...

Oh gosh your so talented and creative! I don't think too many gift basket companies have time to do this though. Perhaps you could sell some to a gift basket store.