Instant Easter basket

So it’s Easter Saturday. Have you made your egg hunting baskets yet ready for tomorrow? I wanted to share a super-simple basket design stepped up for grown-ups! Why should the kids have all the fun anyway? My basket required a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper plus a strip for the handle. I used the Kaleidoscope designer series paper from the Occasions catalogue. There are plenty of tutorials all over the Internet for these baskets but here’s one you can check out to make your own. It will literally take you just minutes. For this particular project, I wanted class, so I made a second basket just a smidge smaller than the first in Basic Black cardstock and adhered it inside the first. I did the same with the handle.

To decorate, I made a rosette with some coordinating Kaleidoscope paper and then combined a few techniques I’d seen and wanted to try for a while. First, some stripe of Creped Filter Paper spritzed with Strawberry Slush ink, some gold sequins (addicted to those – you may have noticed) and a Vintage Button, smooshed into VersaMark and then gold embossed. LOVE that button. Bonnie from the Stampin’ Up! US home office showed us that technique at convention last year.

You can see in the bottom picture that I also cut up some strips of Basic Black cardstock and scrunched them for an extra ‘nest-y’ touch inside my basket!

 

Easter Basket. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Have fun creating your own grown-up Easter egg hunting basket!

Jess x

 

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2 thoughts on “Instant Easter basket

  1. Thanks for sharing this project! I love how you lined the basket. It makes it looks a little more classy and I’m sure it would also make it more sturdy to hold all those yummy Easter eggs.

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