Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May Day Basket

Hi Everyone

I certainly can't believe that it is almost May!. This year has just flown by. Pretty soon it will be Summer, with all the fun that brings. As a child I remember making May Baskets, and thought it would be fun to make some this year. Here is a simple quick pattern for an adorable May Basket. It is so simple and quick, you could make a bunch to hand out, or leave on doorsteps. (provided it isn't raining, of course!


1 12x12 patterned cardstock
Paper scorer
Paper cutter
Decorative scissors

Step 1:

Cut a 9x9 square from your 12x12. Save the scraps to use as a handle.

Step 2:

Score your 9x9 square at 3 inches and 6 inches both vertically and horizontally. You should end up with 9 scored squares on your cardstock.

Step 3:

On the top and the bottom of your square, cut along the scores until you reach the horizontal score marks.

Step 4: Cut the corners off of your square.

Step 5:

Bring up the corners flaps and secure them to the middle flaps with adhesive. You will want to overlap the pointed corners. You now have the bottom of your basket.

Step 6:

Using decorative scissors, cut a 2x12 strip out of the longest scrap piece to use as a handle. Secure to the bottom of the basket with adhesive.

Step 7:

Embellish as desired and fill with flowers! I used ribbon bows at the base of the handle.

Happy Crafting


1 comment:

  1. Crafting is something I have always loved when I was small, as this basket is easy to make out, won't take much time to make it.