Friday 1 April 2011

So simple!

When I was at Your Touch of Crafts a few weeks ago they had displayed a beautiful looking basket/container and it really caught my eye.  The lovely Kay gave me a sample of one to take home after explaining how to make it.

Well it is so simple but looks fabulous when made and decorated.

Take one sheet of 12x12 - well actually it can be any size just needs to be square and you will obviously end up with different sized baskets.

Score at 10cm on all four sides of the sheet.  Then score diagonally across the four corner squares, as above.

You need to punch two holes in each corner square.

Now decorate the squares with patterned papers and embellishments.  Thread ribbon through the holes in each corner and tie to secure.  This is what it can look like ....
Wouldn't it look wonderful full of chocolates for a Mother's Day gift!!
Im off to make 2 right now.  I will post pictures of them later.


Julie Smith said...

What a fantastic idea, we are making shortbread biscuits for mother's day. They will go brilliantly in here. Thanks for sharing

Lynda said...

Thanks for sharing this Julie - it makes a gorgeous box!

Love Lynda xxx

Shaz said...

What a lovely box, and so easy. i just made one in 5 mins flat. Just got to decorate it. Thanks for sharing. x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julie

Hope you are well. Thanks for sharing that with us and like you say "so simple".

Have a great weekend.


annemarks said...

Ilove this idea and I'm going to make one to sit on my desk for storage. Thanks Julie

Julie Kettlewell - Stampin Up UK Independent Demonstrator - Order products 24/7 said...

This is fab Julie, I must have a go at this one! Jules x