Saturday, 16 March 2013

Easter Project - Handmade Easter Basket

Last year I sewed an Easter bag for collecting all those hidden and found Easter sweets. This year I decided to make a paper basket. It's very easy and quick to make. Instructions are further bellow.

I have set up and online shop - CRAFT MAGIC ONLINE SHOP- on my blog (top right corner). You can now purchase many crafting supplies right here. The shop is powered by Amazon, so you would be making the purchase through Amazon. I have just selected (and sorted into various categories) crafting products that Amazon sells. My blog's shop is divided into 3 parts; paper and scrapbooking supplies,  crafty kids (offering variety of beautiful crafty kits and products designed for children) and sewing and patchwork supplies.


You can purchase following items in my online shop. Click on the image for more detail. The link will get you directly into my shop. Please note, that the stock has been available at the time of this posting and might be sold out in the future date.

brads pastel 1/8 round (3mm) 100 piecesBigger Brads - Assorted Shapes, pk of 90 - Baby Retro

Indie Chic Citron Decorative Brads 36/Pkg-Grow
Eyelet Outlet Brads-Lollipop 12/Pkg

Wild Saffron Double-Sided Designer Paper Pad 12"X12" 36/Shts-3 Each Of 12 DesignsWatercolor Bouquet Designer Paper Pad 12"X12"-36 Sheets

Designer Double-Sided Paper Pad 12"X12"-Snuggle Bug, 36 Sheets, 12 Designs/3ea Designer Double-Sided Paper Pad 12"X12"-Summer Travel, 36 Sheets, 12 Designs/3ea
To make this basket you will need:

  • Card paper - colour and pattern of your choice - I used pastel green (30.5 x 30.5cm)
  • Card paper - colour of your choice - I used yellow (30 x 4 cm)
  • Scraps of various colours of card paper to make small Easter eggs decorations
  • 2 brads
  • Double sided tape


Measure 8 cm from the edges of the 30.5 x 30.5 cm card paper and draw 4 lines.

You will have a 14.5 x 14.5 cm square in the middle of the card paper - this is the base of the basket. Join corners of the card paper with the corners of the drawn square - you will have 4 diagonal lines.

Cut the diagonal lines and fold up the corners with overlapping diagonal flaps.

Cut strip of card paper 30 x 4 cm and bend it in the middle. Using double sided tape secure the card together along the bend thus making the handle stronger. Resulting size is 30 x 2 cm handle.

Using 2 brads, secure the handle to the basket on each side thus also securing the overlapping flaps of the basket.

Cut small eggs out from card paper (various colours) and attach them to the basket using double sided tape.

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