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Make your own Easter basket

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  2. Written by: Crafter's Companion

Looking for some Easter craft inspiration? It’s almost that time of year, filled with chocolate, fun and family time! 

Why not get crafty this Easter with your very own Easter basket? Made from cardstock, it’s perfect for both crafting beginners and experts and is an ideal basket for gifting chocolate or to collect those goodies on an Easter trail!

For this Easter basket you will need the following, but you can tailor all materials to preference:

  • 1 sheet of 12” card
  • 2 sheets of green card different coloured
  • White card
  • Kraft card
  • Scoreboard and scoring tool
  • Guillotine
  • Red liner tape
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Gemini Midi or larger
  • Wood effect embossing folder
  • Misty morning water reactive inkpad
  • Blending Tool
  • 2 small white pom poms
  • Sentiment

Getting started

Take a sheet of 12” x 12” Cardstock and your scoring tool. Score down all 4 sides at 3”.

Fold and burnish all sides and cut small notches into each corner.  After this, fold all the corners up into to make the box base.

Take a piece of A4 Card. Draw a light pencil line at 3” in from either side then draw some curved lines in the centre of the lines. This will create your grass blades. Cut down the curved lines creating two halves of your card. Then cut up each blade to separate each individual blade.

Repeat this process with another shade of green card.

On the side of your box add three strips of red liner tape, one at the top, the bottom and in the centre. Add a strip of ribbon to the centre of the side of the box to create your handle

Next add alternating strips of the grass blades to the sides of the box. Continue this all the way round the outside of the box, remembering to attach the other end of the ribbon to the third side.

Cut a piece of craft card to 5” x 7” and place in a wood effect embossing folder

Run this through the Gemini. Lightly run over a coloured inkpad to highlight the embossed details

This is how it will look when inked over.

Following the grain of the wood embossing cut 8 strips that measure 0.75” x 6”

Lay one strip across the middle of the grass blade, roughly where the top of the box finishes and lay another strip 0.5” up from the bottom of the box

Repeat this on the other three sides

Emboss and ink another panel of 5” x 7” Kraft Card and again following the grain cut 8 x 3.5” x 0.5” and 4 x 3.5” x 1”20.  

Cut the tops of the eight thin strips into points. For the larger strips score down the centre of each one then when folded cut the into points. This will give you equal points on both halves

Adding decoration

Cut six strips of white card 0.5” x 4”. Using a strong adhesive roll into small loops

Take 2 of the circles and press down in the centre and attach together to create a bow shape, then take 2 more flatten slightly and to create a eclipse shape

Stack the parts as show. Bow shape on the bottom followed by a circle. The bow shape again with another circle and finally the 2 eclipses at the top

Attach the wide strips of card with 2 points to the corners of the box and then equally space 2 of the thin panels in the centre of each of the sides. Attach the 2 rabbits to one side of the box near the corners

Finish the box with a sentiment and add some flowers to the grass blades.

We love to see your finished projects on social media. Share your photos with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion

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