Hello We R friends! Today we’re throwing it back to 2 years ago with this beautiful and clever DIY Easter basket made with the Gift Box Punch Board and our 2 Edge Punches. You can also make this with the 123 Punch Board. Check out the instructions from our former design team member, Traci, below:
Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today. I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily. I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!
To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box. I followed the easy XL directions on the board.
Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.
Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box. Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.
To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips. I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces. I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps. I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.
I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”. I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”. I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box. I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.
To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side. This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor. Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door.
I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket! Share pictures with us on our Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by today!