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