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How to Make a Decorative Paper Basket


Today we'll craft a lovely handmade paper basket which you use for sweets and cookies. This DIY decorative paper basket will perfectly adorn a holiday table!



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Mark off an inch strips of the same length on a color paper piece. Join the marks.
Cut out with scissors. Repeat for another color.

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Place the strips one by one to form a square.
Take strips of another color and weave the first ones to create chequer pattern.

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Shape the square and continue.
Stick the strip ends using white glue. Start with the middle of each side. Press over to glue well.

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Add next strips one by one to the glued central ones.

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As far as more strips are glued together the construction shrinks shaping a basket.

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Let’s make handles. Attach strips to the corners.

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We’ll make two cross handles.

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Take a ribbon and tie a small bow. Cut out the excess.
We need four bows. Make two bows of one color and the other two of another.
Add multipurpose glue to a bow and stick it to the handle base to both decorate the craft and conceal the attachment place.
Alternate bow colors.

how to make a decorative paper basket
The handmade paper basket is ready. You can put in sweets and cookies. This lovely basket will perfectly decorate a holiday table.

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  • Lynne
    on Apr 9, 2017

    i also remember these in school, and these are really cute. something i have forgotten i will try with my grands. thanks for the fun
  • Beth
    on Apr 1, 2018

    I just made this and it turned out adorable. It looked like Troom Troom cut 8 pieces on the short side of the paper. I used 9" x 12" paper and cut 1" strips. I tried to use 8 as it showed in the pictures but could only use 6, it came out just just fine! Instead of bows I cut out egg shapes and trimmed the basket with them. I used the mesh bags that produce comes in instead of grass and that worked just fine! HAPPY EASTER!


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