Saturday, March 19, 2022

Easter Woven Treat Basket and a Tutorial

With Easter being just around the corner and the In Full Bloom collection from the March/April catalog I could not wait to make this woven treat basket featuring these papers along with the Some Bunny Loves You Stamp Set. I cannot wait to fill this with some Easter treats for my family and coworkers.

The treat bag uses cardstock for the basket base and handle. The woven parts of the sides and the trim piece are from patterned paper. I also stamped some fun images to add to the front of the basket. I have included a link to a PDF of instructions at the end of this post as well as a process video.

To create this treat basket you will need 1 piece of cardstock and 1 piece of patterned paper.  Cut the cardstock into an 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square and a 3/4" x 12" strip. From the patterned paper cut 5 strips that are 1/2" x 12" and 1 strip that is 3/4" x 12"

Use the following diagram to score and cut the 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.

After you have scored and cut the basket base it will look like this.

Fold the 3/4" x 12" trim stip of patterned paper in 1/2 lengthwise. Put strong adhesive on the backside of this on either side of the fold. Put a small piece strong adhesive on the front side of each weaving strip and the handle piece.

Fold the right-hand side of each weaving strip in by about 1/2". Taking one strip at a time, remove the adhesive backing and adhere it behind one of the left-hand side vertical strips. Work your way in a clockwise fashion around the basket weaving the strips over and under the vertical strips. Create a crease each time you come to a corner. I do add a little bit of adhesive to the back of some vertical strips to adhere them to the front of the weaving strips for added stability. At the end of the a strip, remove the adhesive backing and tuck it inside the basket adhering it to the starting point.

Follow this same process for each row as you work your way to the top. It is a good idea to use your fingers to nudge the strips in tight with the row below and add some bits of adhesive to secure the woven strips to the vertical strips as you go. When you reach the top there will be some bits of the vertical strips leftover, use your scissors to trim these back to the top of the last woven row.

Remove the adhesive back from one side of the trim strip and adhere to the front of the basket working your way around aligning the fold line with the top of the woven strips. Use scissors to cut each corner down to the score line from the top to make folding this inside.

Remove the adhesive backing from the other side of the trim strip and fold it inside to cover the tops of the woven strips.

Adhere the handle to the inside of the basket to complete it.

Add some stamped elements and a bow to embellish. Fill with candy or gifts and share for a fun Easter treat. I hope you have fun with this! 

You can download the PDF of instructions here.  This process video walks you through the steps as well.

I hope you like the treat basket. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7279B - In Full Bloom Paper Pack

X7279C - In Full Bloom Coordinating Cardstock

D2085 - Some Bunny Loves You Stamp Set

Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink

Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker

Z2483 - Light Yellow Triblend Marker

Z2484 - Citrus Green Triblend Marker

Z2524 - Aqua Blue Blend Marker

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