Hi Crafty Friends!
Easter crafting has begun in my household and I want to share a fun craft that can be used with sooo many things!
Follow along as I show you how to weave Easter baskets with paper!
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in 8.5" x 11"
- Cherry Wood Veneer
- Pink Lemonade Pop-Tone 65lb
- Grapesicle Pop-Tone 65lb
- Sweet Tooth Pop-Tone 65lb
- Banana Split Pop-Tone 65lb
- Mid-Green Colorplan 100lb
- New Blue Colorplan 100lb
- Cutting Machine
- Basket FREE SVG file (click link, then right-click image to save)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Easter Goodies (to put into baskets!)
Let’s begin! First off, gather your supplies. You'll find everything I used and the FREE SVG files in the list above.
Next, upload the SVG file into a blank project on Design Space. You can also use other software as long as it allows you to upload SVG files. To do this, open Design Space. Click “upload” and find the file. Save it as a “cut” file and then you can resize as needed. Also, to make the stripes that we will be weaving into the baskets, add a square image, unlock the image size, and size it to 0.5” x 10”. You can also just cut these with a paper cutter. You'll need 4 strips for each basket.
Next, begin cutting! I used Cherry Wood Veneer for the basket. Then I cut strips of Pink Lemonade, Grapesicle, Sweet Tooth, Mid Green, Banana Split and Blue.
Now, the fun part! Let’s assemble our baskets. First, take the basket bases and fold up the edges.
Add a dab of glue to the basket strip and take one of your strips of paper (color combo is up to you!) and adhere it to the basket. Begin weaving in and out of each strip on the basket.
Continue this process until you’ve reached the top of the basket. Here's a quick video showing you how to assemble the baskets.
Add a handle using leftover strips of paper by adding a dab of glue to the inside of the basket on each side.
Now, the best part! Fill your baskets! I’m using my baskets at our Easter table as little place settings, so I will be filling mine with small candies and some small toys (for my little boys). But as I said before, these can be used with anything! Some other ideas for fillers could be candy, small wooden eggs, little chicks, flowers, small bunnies, etc. These would also be very cute on a tiered tray!
Thanks for following along and I hope you had fun making these sweet baskets!
PS- Looking for more inspiration? Find all of our Easter blogs here!