Sep 28, 2010

A tiskit, A tasket, two little green paper baskets


Fall makes me want to bake! It's true, it does. However, if I bake I eat and that is bad, very, very bad (at least for my waistline). So I'm always on the look out for cute ways to give away food. Yesterday I made a giant batch of pumpkin muffins and needed to give them away so I quickly whipped out my scrapbook supplies and crafted two really quick baskets. They are both made from just 1 piece of 12x12 paper each and some ribbon. And, the cool thing is they both require just a few simple folds. Want to make your own? Here's how:

Both baskets will be made from following this first steps.  Following the diagram below, score your paper as shown.



When you are done scoring your paper, you want to take the corner pieces, the ones with the diagonal score marks and fold all of them in.  When they are folded, you'll have something that looks like the photo below with four corner creases. 


Once your paper is scored and corner creases are folded, you'll need to decide which basket you want to make.  My really good friend, Judy, showed me how to make the first one, therefore it is lovingly called the Judy Basket, here's how you do it:


Take the corner folds and push them into the center.  You'll need to poke holes in each fold and tie them together with twine or ribbon to hold the basket together.  That's it.  Cute right?  Here is my completed Judy basket filled with muffins and ready to deliver.


Now to make the other basket, it's just as easy.  Start by following those first steps of scoring and folding your paper.


Then take each corner fold and instead of pushing it to the center, push it to it's left and tape down on the inside of the basket/box.  Repeat this process until each fold is taped down and you have the shape of a box that looks like the photo above.  Punch a small hole on two of the sides and tie ribbon in place to make the handle.  See, easy right?!  Here's this one completed with treats.

These little baskets can be used for so many different things and the expense is really low to create them.  One sheet of paper and some ribbon.  Most of us have those things on hand which means no more needing to run to the store to buy a container.

My little basket idea was featured on Be Different...Act Normal - you can check it out and lots of others cool ideas here

23 comments:

Cyndi Browning said...

These are so cute!!! I will definitely use these to make some mini muffins for my co-workers!!

Janiece said...

CUTE!
Thanks for the great ideas and patterns!

Just Rhonda said...

oh these are perfect! I am throwing my daughter a bake shop party on Friday where the little girls get to bake stuff and then take it home and I didn't know yet how they were going to GET the stuff home - but here it is!!!! Thanks!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

so great!!
Thanks for posting the 'how-to' too!!

Valerie said...

oooo love this!!

Ashley J Houck said...

Love LOVE. LOVE this!!!!!!!!

Rbarakat said...

This is so cute - totally gives me ideas! Thanks!

Christine @ Following Phubie said...

I saw these on Just Rhonda. Thanks for sharing.

Chic Cookies said...

Love these!! Great tutorial. My co-editor (Amanda) sent along to me and I posted a link on EdibleCrafts.CraftGossip.com :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

These baskets are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial - I'm always looking for ways to combine my love of baking and scrapbooking!

ann @ wedding favors said...

You are so artistic and clever. Even a simple paper was turned into a basket. This is perfect to given away to your guests on your wedding day with edible cookies, chocolates or candies inside. I love this!

mekei said...

so whipperberry knew i'd like your style. glad to follow.

Bridget said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing. :)

reveriefrance said...

That's a really cute idea!

Gabriela said...

Please, let me know the size paper you used, thanks!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Just linked over from pinterest - HELLO EASTER BASKETS!! :)

Maria Camila said...

super cute!

Xo, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

Michelle @ Michelles Tasty Creations said...

This is such a cute and creative idea. I followed you over from Pinterest and would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Michelle

stef et sa belette said...

MANY MANY THANKS ! I just made it ! so wonderful !
Photo on my website tomorrow
many thanks

Linda L. said...

I love how you say "Please be kind" on your comment form - how could anyone be otherwise?!?

I'm going to make the Judy Basket and maybe the other one out of cloth to put buns in to bring them to the table. I haven't figured out yet exactly how to attach them together. Maybe a few tacking stitches would work.

Anonymous said...

These are really nice! Could make them using any color or pattern. I am thinking of a smaller version for Valentines or showers. Bridal showers or baby showers would be fun. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much :-)

Amy said...

I just discovered your website and I absolutely love it! It's so fun to look through all of your cheap DIY projects. Please please post more!
Thanks!
Amy @www.europescalling.com