|Plain Cardstock Basket|
|Cello Bag with Tag|
Originally I wanted to make the little Easter nests with Chinese noodles or Easter basket cupcakes. The problem is we're leaving for Easter and I didn't want to be giving out stale treats. There are so many options though. I have included several sayings documents so there are lots to choose from. If you did want to make the paper baskets, the directions are below.
Labels Pink Background
Labels Yellow Flower Border
Labels Small Plain
Labels Large Colored Background
For each basket I used:
1 - 6x6 piece of solid cardstock
1 - 1x6 piece of solid cardstock
4 - 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 pieces of patterned paper (optional)
1 - 1 3/4 x 6 piece of patterned paper (optional)
If you are using patterned paper add it now. One piece should be glued in each corner, the long strip glue on the long strip of cardstock. This is completely optional. I had several small scraps of the same patterned paper which is why I chose to use it.
Once the patterned paper is added, you will be cutting slits in the cardstock to make folds. I forgot to take a photo of this. Cut the TOP two scores to the first two inch line, and the BOTTOM two scores to the second two inch line. You don't want to cut off the corners. Look at the rest of the photos if you have any questions.
Next, glue the handle to the top middle piece. You only want to glue it about 1/2" into the paper. This will be making a handle for your basket.
When the glue has dried enough to hold the handle in place, fold one corner piece towards the handle.
If you want to make a "box" you can fold it all the way over. I prefer to have it a little more open. You'll be doing the same for the opposite side. Hold the pieces together until the glue has had time to dry enough it won't open.
(If it seems like it's taking a while to hold you may not have applied enough glue)
Once the side seems stable, turn the basket over and repeat on the opposite side.
I assembled all the baskets I was making, then applied the labels I had printed. Then, of course, candy time!