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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Hi all!! I hope you are all doing well!!  Life has been busy and very HOT here.  Blogger has been giving me a very hard time.  It takes forever to leave a comment since when I go to publish it, it keeps coming up as SERVICE UNAVAILABLE.  GRRR!!
Anywho...on to my post...which took me forever to get to post....
  I so love to make homemade gifts for friends and family.  There is no better way of showing someone you care than to take to make something from the heart.
Today I would like to share a tutorial on how to make a “diaper fold gift basket”.  The base of my basket is 3 by 3 inches.

You will need:
  • a cutter
  • a scoring tool
  • a 12 by 12 inch piece of heavy cardstock
  • designer paper
  • 2 brads
  • An edger punch
  • adhesive
  • embellishments and stamps of choice
  • stamps I used: Our Daily Bread Designs: Hydrangea (Garden Collection), Serve the Lord and Crocheted Circle die.

Step 1:
Cut a 9 by 9 inch square out of the card stock.  Save the remaining scrap for the handle.

Step 2: Score the card stock at 3 inches 6 and inches all the way down both horizontally and vertically.

Step 3:  Cut the line at the 3 inch and 6 inch score line to the perpendicular score line on each side.

Your card stock should look like this:

Step 4: Cut and paste 8 – 2 ¾ inch square pieces of designer paper to adhere to all the outside squares.  The middle square is the bottom and does not need a piece of designer paper.

Step 5: Bring up two of the cut squares crossing the middle square making it look like a diaper. Pierce a hole in the middle and insert brad but do not bend brad yet.  Do the same for the opposite side.

Step 6:  Put the basket aside and begin handle.  Cut a 3 by 12 inch strip of cardstock (from remaining scrap.

Step 7:  Punch both edges lengthwise to make a decorative edge.  Embellish as desired. Pierce a hole 1/2 inch from each end of the handle.

Step 8: Remove brad on one side of the basket and slip completed handle between 2 folded in squares and the center square (like a sandwich).  Line up pierced holes.

You should not see the handle on the inside of the basket.

Insert brad and bend back ends to secure in place.

Step 9: Repeat for the other side.

Decorate as desired.  Here is my finished basket.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!!



Joey said...

Chris you make this look so easy I may just try it lol, yours is absolutely stunning, love the colours the black against that green paper is beautiful. Joey x

Louise said...

Thank you sooo much for this awesome tutorial Chris! It´s a lovely giftbasket, going to have to try this for sure :)
Lovely colours too :)


Sandra said...

This is great tutorial its a lovely basket well done:) Sandra H

CraftinGranny said...

It's a great tutorial Chris and one I'm going to use today. Have a baby shower on Saturday and this will be a perfect extra. Thanks so much for sharing. "Hugs" Carol

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
What a fantastic basket. I love this and the tutorial is a fabulous bonus. Will definitely have a go at this one.
Fiona x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous little basket, I used to make heaps of these filled with fudge to take to the market and sold them all, very popular with children....but mine never looked as pretty as this.Great I know how to secure the handle better..

Penni said...

Wow this is gorgeous - Thanks for the tutorial.


Kerri said...

That looks so easy! Thank you for the great tutorial! I always wondered how you made your beautiful baskets:) I hear you on the Blogger comments~it's been very annoying...

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! I'm not big on crazy folding projects but I might just try this for a co-worker's birthday, it would be perfect!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your basket is gorgeous, Chris! Thanks for the tutorial, too!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your artwork is so beautifully executed! Every detail perfect!
Thank you for taking a moment to say such kind things on my blog. Glad you did so I could "discover" yours.
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow Chris you rock for sharing this great tutorial of such an awesome basket!!!

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Chris!! I love the colors...the black & green are gorgeous together! Fantastic tutorial!
Hugs, Tammy

Tanya R said...

I saw your comment, and I realized that I have not visited in a long long time. I love this. The black and green are just beautiful together. I see you are still very talented and full of inspiration.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fabulous design Chris. I love the shape of the basket. Beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling basket, Chris...the colors are sooo pretty and what a great shape!!!!

Crystal said...

SOOOOO beautiful Chris, and such a fab design!!! Awesome tutorial sweetie!

Christmas Gift Baskets said...

Your gift basket is so cute! It's a great idea and a well-done tutorial. Thanks so much!


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