Spring is just around the corner, so I decided to create some fun paper baskets for decorating.
You could make these cuties with pretty paper to fit the occasion and your decor.
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How to Make a Paper Basket
This simple basket is so easy that you could invite the kids to craft some.
Basket Making Supplies
**Before you begin, I recommend watching the paper basket how-to video.
*You can find all my favorite crafting supplies that I have gathered for your convenience.
Paper Basket Cuts
I used double-sided craft paper (like this one). However, you can use any craft paper for this simple project.
After selecting my craft paper, I traced a 6″ by 6″ square for the base of the basket.
Then I used a Xacto knife, cutting mat, and a quilt ruler to cut along my pencil marks.
Next, I cut the basket’s handle along the 12″ inch side of the paper using a quilt ruler, craft knife, and cutting mat.
Note: I cut one 12 inches long strip by one inch wide for the handle.
The easiest way to mark the side slits is to fold the paper square. Therefore, I used a pencil and ruler to mark my fold lines at two and 4 inches on each side.
Next, I folded the paper at two marks to the same marks on the opposite sides.
Note: I folded the paper towards the outside.
Then I repeated the folded for the other two sides and erased my pencil marks.
Cutting the Basket Sides
Next, I cut the paper with scissors making two-inch slits along the folded lines on the sides.
The sides with the slits cut are ready for assembly.
Assembling the Paper Basket
I folded all the folds in the opposite direction to form the basket.
Then, I folded up the side pieces keeping the left and right flaps on the outside, and placed a dot of hot glue between the center side square and the folded up side squares. I used a clothespin to hold them in place while the glue dries.
Next, I repeated this process for the opposite side.
The handle can be attached with tape or glue to the sides of the basket if you want it stationary. However, I used brads to attach the handles to make it movable.
The 12″ long handle works best against the bottom of the basket since it provides more stability.
Once the handle and sides aligned, I placed a clothespin to hold everything in place.
Next, using a hole punch, I made a hole through the sides and the handle.
I repeated this process for the other side. Then I added a brad through the sides and handle and then opened the brad on the side.
This method of attaching the handle allows the handle to be movable.
Fill your baskets with decoupaged eggs, candy eggs, or small gifts.
This is a great project to use leftover strips of paper, paper scraps, etc.
More Fun Craft Ideas You Might Like:
Fill a door basket with season flowers to welcome family and friends.
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