For the paper baskets, I used Kelleigh’s Perfect Pumpkin Template. This template is so versatile, and comes in three different sizes. Of course, since it’s digital, you could reduce or enlarge it to create even more different sizes if you needed to.
Kelleigh wrote an awesome tutorial here on the HybridChick on how to make a paper apple box with the Perfect Pumpkin Template. That post gives the basic template assembly instructions so check it if you need help with that part of the project.
Since I like things in petite size, I used the small template from the Perfect Pumpkin Template.
Using digital papers and flowers from Heart of Thankfulness by Sugarplum Paperie, I printed on double sided printer paper.
When I use Kelleigh’s templates that have some curve, I like to use a round pen or a stylus pen to make the paper curl. You hold one side of the paper with one hand, and with the other one, you stretch the paper with the pen and it’ll give you a nice smooth curve.
Glue just a little corner of the tab and attach to the other tab. Fan the tabs out as much as you like to create the brim.
Since I’m using the lid piece to create the bottom layer, I poke the center of the lid in so it’ll sit flat on a surface. I learned this technique from Kelleigh’s apple box tutorial. Then attach the glue inside, and put the bottom piece on top.
Add the strings/ribbons on the side, decorate, and you have a beautiful basket!
Here I used the digital kit from Cazbah by ViVa Artistry. This time I made both lid and the bottom pieces to fan out to create the brim and stacked on top of each other. You can mix the lid and the bottom pieces to create different looks.
I punched a hole in the center and put a wire through to create the handle.
This one was made just using the bottom piece and it still makes the perfect basket!
Digital kit: Autumn Silence by JM Designs JM Designs.
My poor boy’s head is stuck between the glue boxes! I used a clear liquid glue to attach him to the ladder. I had to secure him while the glue was drying.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities with these little templates. I hope these projects inspire you to find your own way to use them to create The Perfect Baskets for yourself! Thanks for visiting!
Other Articles by Sunghee:
- Easter Eggs and Flowers - April 2nd, 2010
- The Perfect Gazebo - March 31st, 2010
- Envelope Clutch - February 17th, 2010
- Advent Calendar Matchbox House - December 14th, 2009
- The Perfect Pies - November 22nd, 2009