Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Paper basket

Make a paper Basket


1 double sided scrapbook paper 12x12

4 squares of 1st colour 3 3/4 x 3 3/4

4 squares of 2nd colour 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into diagonals

PVA glue


8 eyelets


Paper trimmer


Scoring tool

Cropodidle/ h*** punch

Decide on the inside colour/pattern and place face down

Next take a ruler and embossing tool score 4 lines 4ins for the edges

Then score the 4 corners from edge to the cross section of embossed lines

Now fold in all the straight lines and sharpen with a bone folder

Next squash the corners

Again use the bone folder to make sharp creases.

The paper should now look like this

Again lay the paper flat inside face down, take the squares and triangles and glue down with PVA.

If you wish to stamp on the paper or add embelishments now is the time to do it!

The squares and triangles are slightly smaller than the square folds, so make sure you centre the papers.

the next job is to punch holes on the corners on ech triangle tip, its important to position the h*** inside the triangle

continue for all 4 corners, 8 holes in all, then add eyelets

and thread ribbon through the eyelets, its best to use the ribbon direct from the roll

tie the ribbon off and fill

Some ideas include a table centre bread basket

gift basket for new mum filled with cotton buds, wool balls, nappies and soother

If you want to make a smaller basket dimensions are 9x9 paper and 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and score at 3ins in

Smaller again 6x6 paper and 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 and score 2ins

tinyest 3x3 paper and 3/4 x 3/4 and score at 1in

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