Monday, June 20

Goodie Basket with Tutorial

Hello crafter reader!  Sorry I was MIA for a while.  It's a combination of crafter's block and a busy weekend.  But to make up for it, I'm sharing with you a goodie basket which I designed a few months ago for Teachers Day.  Since working in the high school, I have volunteered to make treat bags for our teachers during their special day every year.  I remember folding a piece of cardstock, trying to make something that can hold treats.  This is what I was able to make:

You know the best part about this design is that you only need half of an 8.5 x 11 cardstock.  So this is cost effective if you plan on making a lot of goodies bags.

Here's another one I made today:

Before folding, I adhered dp and a different colored cardstock on 2 parts of my base.  This step is optional, especially when you use double sided designer cardstock.

This is how it looks like when it's opened:

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Stampin' Up, DCWV, leftovers
tools: Martha Stewart scoring tool, hole punch, Crop-A-Dile
embellishments:  yarn, eyelets, ribbon

Like I mentioned earlier, the base only requires an 8.5 x 5.5 cardstock (half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet), which you will score just like the following:

Next step is to fold along the score lines.  The picture below shows the folds on the outside.

Here, you can see the folds on the opposite side:

Fold and have the corners of each side meet as shown below.  Then secure with eyelets.  I think brads will work too.

Here are more angles:

Once you have secured the handle, use ribbon, string or yarn for closure.

Promise, this project is really easy.  I'd love to know what you think and I'd love to see your take on it.  When you do give it a shot, please give credit and link back to Tinker Planet.

'Til next blog!


Carol W. said...

Super cute goody basket, thank you for the step by step!

Deb said...

Someday I'm going to try some of these!
Nice instructions, thanks for the ideas.