Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Craft Tutorial

Hi all! 
Kristie here, from Kristie Kreates.
I've been absent the last couple months, but I'm back for this months craft tutorial.
Easter is coming quickly and today I'm going to show you how to make a cute Easter basket.

 As you can see in the picture above, these baskets can be made in any size.
When deciding on a size, it would be easiest to choose a size paper that is easily divided by 3
You will need a square piece of paper, the large one I used was 9"x9"
The tiny basket is made with a 3"x3" piece.

Divide the paper into 3 equal parts and score horizontally and vertically.
On the 9"x9" sheet, you would score at 3" and 6" on one side,
 then rotate the paper 90 degrees and score again at 3" and 6"

Using a bone folder, fold on all score lines.

Cut from edge to the score line at 1", 2", 3" 6", 7" and 8"
as shown in the picture above.

Now measure 1/2" as shown above and trim off this 1/2" piece on both sides.

Now it should look like this.

Fold up the center piece and begin bringing up the side pieces
to the center of the large center piece as shown above.

Once you have gathered them all up to the center, it should look like this.
I use a binder clip to hold them all in place, while I prepare the handle.

Cut a 1" x 9" strip of paper for the handle.

Place the handle inside the basket and pierce all layers with a paper piercing tool.
If you don't have a paper piercer, you can use a large needle.

Use brads to hold the basket and the handle together.

You now have an adorable basket to fill with Easter goodies.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and been inspired to make some 
little baskets of your own.
They are great for the Bunny to hide, use as centerpieces, candy 'dishes' or maybe for favors for a party.

Leave a comment and let me know how you would use these little baskets.
And stop over to my blog
to see what else I've been having fun with.

Until next month, have fun creating!