Fun and Easy 3D Basket Tutorial

Hello Creating Keepsakes readers! It’s Kristal Andrew here from Getting Cricky! I’m super excited to be joining you here today on the CK blog.

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!

Kristal Andrew

P.S. Get 20% off any order* in the CK Store this week! Just enter the coupon code SPRINGC2.  The offer expires on 4/26/2011.


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76 Responses to Fun and Easy 3D Basket Tutorial

  1. Sheri K says:

    Thanks for the great basket design! I left a comment on your blog too! bzyPTmom28

  2. Sue D says:

    Very cute basket –love the paper.

  3. Kimberly S. says:

    This is such a cute basket!! I’m going to make one for my friend’s birthday that’s coming up!! I would love to win this paper!!
    Kimberly S.

  4. Krista Hong says:

    A beautiful basket, Kristal. Congrats on being featured in CK!!

  5. Linda B says:

    This is such a cute little basket!!! I will for sure be making some of these…thank you for the tutorial.

  6. Alice says:

    Thanks for the detailed tute and video. Very nice basket. I am going to try making this tomorrow for Easter.

  7. Michelle says:

    This is super cute and it looks like it’s not real difficult to make. I may use this idea for a whole bunch of things I’m making for a family reunion.

  8. abusybee says:

    Great basket! Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. Beth W says:

    Perfect timing-I haven’t got anything done for Easter yet and I can whip some of these up this weekend!

  10. Michelle Harrington says:

    I love this basket! It is too cute. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Dalis says:

    super cute and super easy!

    — dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

  12. thanks for sharing how to make this basket!!! i’m going to give it a try!!

    felkatz at gmail dot com

  13. Gail Devlin says:

    Just started papercrafting with the Cricut. Not easy to leave for work each morning. Thank you for sharing your ideas, suggestions, crafts, etc.

  14. Angie Simonet says:

    I want to try and create something similar to give little goodies in for Easter! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Tamara says:

    Very cool project! So neat!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  16. Jess M says:

    Oh gosh I forgot to tell you on your blog post, Congrats on being featured!!! You deserve it :)
    Jess M
    My Scrap Diary

  17. Corri Garza says:

    This is so cute…thanks for the instructions!

  18. Jennifer H says:

    I love your basket. It’s very simple but creative. TFS

  19. lukiesmema says:

    Really cute. I am going to make this for sure.

  20. Brenda says:

    Such a cute basket! Can’t wait to put one together!

  21. Ola Jaggers says:

    Thank you for sharing your basket Kristal. I love it, but then again I love everything you make!


  22. linda lehman says:

    Love this see many posibalities–basket, mini album, or card can’t wait to get started thank you

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  24. Bonnie Isabelle says:

    I am going to try this for my granddaughter. I need a little something to pop her peeps in for Easter.

  25. Bonnie Isabelle says:

    So I made this last night (took all of 5 minutes, love that!). It turned out perfect and is just the right size for a little Easter something from Grammy and Papa.
    This morning I thought I would play some more so I made a 6″x6″ size. I wouldn’t go any smaller than that but again, very cute. The paper I used happened to be green print and it looks like a clover (shamrock)…where was this 3 weeks ago? Any how, I can see the smaller ones being perfect filled with m&m or nuts and used as table decorations, favors or even place cards with a little tag attached. Now I can’t wait to plan a shower or luncheon so I can use them! Thank you so much for the pattern, I can see I’m going to be making a lot of these.

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