Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Gift Basket...

Lori here with a tutorial for a simple square shaped gift basket. Perfect for adding those small little gifts, cards or treats!

To begin you need a 12x12 piece of heavy designer paper or cardstock. Score at 4" and 8" and then turn it right once and do the same 4" and 8" as shown so you will have 9 squares scored off. Now cut on the four lines I have highlighted in white and pointed to with arrows. Just cut 4 inches in.

Next fold up one section and fold the left side of that one in.

Fold the next section up tucking one side in as you go. the arrows are just to show you to apply glue or double stick tape to the inside piece before you fold up the next section.

Finally fold the last part up to complete the cube and seal with glue.
Sponge all the edges. At this point I would normally add some lace around the top edge but since my paper has a decorative edge I didn't have to!

For the handle I used a sturdy piece of 12 inch x 2 inch cardstock and punched both sides.

You can then add ribbon or lace to the centre.

I attached the handle using a pearl brad. Just line it up to the top centre of the side and use a pin or tack to set your hole and then replace with a brad.

I added a simple handmade tag using one of the new sentiment from the Sweet Christmas Set .

Now all that's left is to decorate the front of your basket. I have used WOJ's new
Dancing with the Gingerbread man.

I added some homemade chocolate chip cookies and thought this would be great for teachers or coaches. Wouldn't gingerbread men be cute too? I hope you'll give it a try!


  1. Fabby magnificent looks very simple to put together thanks for the tut. Going to make a few of these I think.

  2. Hi Lori

    Wonderful that you made this Cute bag
    out of one paper !! Love the stamp of. Henry
    They are to Cute :0)

    TFS Sonja xx

  3. Wow what a great idea. And the paper you used is just perfect for the project.
    greetings Monique

  4. What a great little gift basket! So cute!... and I have that MS punch! I just might have to give this one a try! Thanks for the tutorials. I love them!

  5. Wow! It's a great idea!!! :)

    thank you very much

  6. This is so cool Lori! Great tutorial!
    Thank you
    Katharina xx

  7. Diese Tasche gefällt mir super gut. Vorallem kommt das Pearlpapier von Ursus echt klasse raus dabei. Ich liebe Henry und dieses Papier

  8. Gorgeous project and wonderful tutorial.
    Thank you very much by Francy

  9. Yummie Lori, looks very nice!
    Hugs Ing

  10. This Gift Basket is so cute! Love them. Can't wait to make some! thanks for the idea!


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