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
- embellishments and stamps of choice
- stamps I used: Our Daily Bread Designs: Hydrangea (Garden Collection), Serve the Lord and Crocheted Circle die.
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!!