Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fun Little Easter Baskets

Hi Everyone!

Are you having fun yet? We sure hope so!! We have another wonderful tutorial to share with you now. Carol Houghton is going to share how to make some really cute Easter baskets.

Easter Baskets
Designer: Carol Houghton, TPE design team member

This tutorial is being shown to you today with the kind permission of Leslie Miller, the original creator of this project.
"Thanks Leslie, am so glad you allowed me to show this today for The Pink Elephant Easter Blog Hop"

View of the woven base

Here’s how to make it...

For this project, you will need:-
4 pieces ¾” x 5 ½” for the basket slats
1 piece ¾” x 6 ¼” for the basket trim
1 piece ½” x 8 ½” for the basket handle

The picture below shows the reverse side of the paper. You could of course use double sided paper if you wish. Apply a strong glue or adhesive tape to the inside of the basket trim and adhere the basket slats along the left side as shown, leaving no spaces between the strips.

Now the basket will start to take shown in this photo, take the slat on the far left and bring across to the next position on the basket trim. It naturally forms a loop. Secure with adhesive.

Continuing from the left side, bring the next slat over in the same manner, securing with adhesive to the horizontal strip as you go. Each slat will overlap the previous one and the basket will form it’s natural round shape as you go along. You will have a small section of trim left over which you will stick over the opposite end to secure your basket shape.

The handle can now be attached.

At this point you may like to add some ribbon and it helps to hide the joins too!

Pop in some shredded tissue and your favourite treats!

These baskets are very easy to make and take no time at all. They are perfect for small children to hold because they are small & lightweight. They would also make wonderful place setting gifts at your Easter Dinner.
I hope you will have a try at making some of these cute baskets, they are fun to do!
-Carol x

Thanks Carol! Aren't these baskets just adorable? I know this is yet another thing that I want to make!

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Terri said...

How CUTE!!! I love them...great tutorial! Terri

Allison said...

they are lovely Carol, must try them

Alex said...

Very cute - Carol is fabulously talented! Great tutorial too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Gosh now I'm going to have to make one of these too, just so darn cute. :) Lori m

Lorraine A said...

Love these baskets :-) will definitely make a couple of these :-)

Kathy Eddy said...

These are so adorable! Kathy Eddy

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous little baskets and so easy to make...thanks for the great tutorial Carol
Hugs Kath xxxxx

WendyP said...

cute baskets and wonderful tutorial !!

sukes7 said...

fab tutorial really sweet basket luv sue x

Annie said...

they are so sweet - thanks Carol

Ann xxx

Just Me said...

So cute!! I am going to give this a try too!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Max said...

Oh My Giddy Aunt!
They are so sweet!


Dawn said...

AWESOMENESS!! I love this idea. Gotta go make one :)

LORi said...

WOW Carol...I love them!! Super super cute!!

Swedie said...

I love your tiny Easter baskets! They are extra cute because they are so little!