Friday 23 March 2012

Woven Easter Basket Project

Spring is definitely in the air with this lovely Woven Easter Basket project!

You will need:
Double-sided Card Stock
Paper Trimmer
Border Edger punches
Daisy Punch – medium and small
Butterfly embellishment
Twisted Flower embellishment
Rhinestone Crystals
Ultra Strong Tape
Dries-clear glue

To start, cut 14-16 2cmx30.5cm strips of double-sided cardstock, from 2 co-ordinating patterns (my cardstock was patterned on one-side and plain on the other).

Place 4 strips flush to each other horizontally. Weave in 2 strips vertically, move these strips over to be central to the horizontal strips. Check everything is flush and the edges are aligned, then weave in 4 more strips, two from the left and two from the right. Spend time adjusting and straightening your strips and then glue down the outer weaved edges. Leave to dry for 20mins.

If you have a pattern on your cardstock that you want facing out, turn your project so the outer pattern is facing down. Use a steel edge ruler and score tool, to score the base of your basket, then fold in each stake and burnish the score with a bone folder to achieve a sharp finish.

Now start the upper weaving. Taking a 2cm strip, place a small strip of ultra sticky tape to one end and anchor this to the inside of one the stakes. Weave all the way around. You will need to extend the strip with about 12.5cm cut from one of the remaining 2cm strips, but wait until you have woven your first strip and then measure how much of an extension you will need, as this is dependent on how tightly you weave as you go. Secure end pieces in place with another a small strip of ultra sticky tape. Now weave three more rows.

When you have woven all four rows, secure the spokes with of ultra sticky tape, then trim any excess spokes flush to the forth row. This will still look slightly “unfinished” so you will need to hide the raw edge.
You can do this with a ribbon trim, but I made a cardstock trim. Measure the four sides of your basket and decide how deep you want your trim to be, then add 1.5cm of depth. Cut your four edging pieces to size and, if wished, punch a decorative edge. Score the length of each border, 1.5cm in from the opposite side to the decorative edge, fold and burnish with a bone folder. Ink the decorative edges, then stick your trim to your basket, to hide the raw edges.

Cut a piece of cardstock 5.5cmx30.5cm, decorate with border punches and ribbon. Attach to your basket with brads or ultra sticky tape.

You will have various off-cuts left, use these to punch out daisy flowers. Layer these up and adorn with rhinestone crystals (from Wild Orchid Crafts). Decorate your basket with your embellishments in a way that pleases your eye. I’ve used one of my Ribbon Flowers with a Twist (visit my tutorial if you would like to find out how to make one too).

Fill your basket with pretty foiled wrapped eggs, and think how sweet!
Thank you for looking, please do leave a comment if you've enjoyed this project. Pin It Now!


  1. Lovely boxes and so nice to have instructions too :D Im Blog Hopping

  2. WOW stunning, Ilove all the little flowers and the butterfly is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial. xxx

  3. ooo how very clever this is ... thank you for your lovely tutorial ... just doing the weekend blog hop ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  4. absolutely gorgeous my little granddaughter would love this thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial x

    1. Wow this brought back memories . we used to make these in junior school for easter. go outside for play time and when we came back the Easter Bunny had been in and filled them. Obviously not as intricate as this- so beautiful. xxx Love your flowers too. xxx

  5. What a fab project and tutorial! It is stunning and so great for Easter.
    Heike xx

  6. Gorgeous little basket, great tutorial

    hopped over from DC

    Lorna xx

  7. Wow what hard work youve been up to! Lovely basket and fab tutorial :-) Elaine-xxx- p.s please pop by and enter my candy :-)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous lovely clear tut,thank you. Chris xx

  9. Wow, I bet this has kept you busy!

  10. Yummy basket - ideal for your easter eggs!

  11. this is super,must have a go,thanks for the tutorial,x

  12. Oh wow, this takes me back to my days at Hayes Road Primary School in Paignton. I did one of these for my Mum at Easter. Obviously the embellies were no-where as good as yours. Its soooo beautiful. Hugs Lisa x

  13. lovely basket and a great tut xx

  14. Gorgeous! Fabulous idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

  15. Fantastic idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

  16. Lovely baskets and great tutorial - thanks for sharing

  17. Lovely basket anmd great tutorial - thanks for sharing

  18. Stunning basket, thank you for the tutorial :)

  19. what a fab creation you have made for easter. Thanks for joining Dream Valley this time. xxx

  20. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, loving the colours too, gorgeous work Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft's challenge this time, good luck hugs pops x x x


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