With the Easter season approaching, many of us are planning easy to give favors and dreaming of baskets, baskets, and more baskets! So I thought I would share my favorite 3D basket tutorial with you, so you can make some inexpensive and quick baskets to share with your family and friends. It’s a snap to make this basket, so all Easter bunnies can join in the fun. Let’s get started!
3D Paper Basket: Rain or Shine by K Andrew
As shown in my “Rain or Shine” basket above, this 3D basket is made from something we all have in our stash: scrapbook paper! All you need is a scor-board, ruler, bone folder, and paper! I’ve decided to include a template shown below, so you can print this template out to remember each step when you sit down to make your own 3D basket.
(The red lines are all score lines, while circles are hole-punches.)
Now that you have your template for print and remember at home, let’s view my quick step by step tutorial on making your own 3D basket from your favorite double-sided scrapbook card stock.
Here’s how to do it:
*Place a 12×12 piece of paper on score-board. Score at 4″ and 8″.
*Flip the 12×12 piece of paper sideways and score at 4″ and 8″.
*Score each outside square (4 total) diagonally.
*Fold each of the equal 9 scares crisply along the lines.
*Fold each outside square that has been diagonally scored together to form a triangle.
*Here is how your folded lines should all look.
*Bring the outside four diagonally scored squares together toward the center.
*Set an eyelet in each triangle fold.
*This is how your basket should be taking shape.
*Tie a ribbon in each eyelet hole joining the four triangular folded squares into the center.
*Decorate each side as desired, and fill with your choice of goodies.
I’ve also made an accompanying video to demonstrate how I made the 3D basket if you are a scrapbooker who learns by doing.
Now your basket is complete!
Rain or Shine 3D Paper Basket by K Andrew. Supplies: Cardstock & Tag: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring line by Nikki Sivils. Ribbon: May Arts. Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers.
Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with me and Creating Keepsakes. I hope you have a blessed day today creating something from the heart! If you would like to be entered into my Nikki Sivils giveaway of the paper collection that I featured in this basket, please click on over to my blog to enter. Enjoy a fabulous day!
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