28.10.18

Easy Paper Basket Tutorial

Bottle Shaped Bookmarks and Cards
Hi friends...sharing a basket of bottles!!! Made using gorgeous bottle shaped dies from Crealies.
Bottle Shaped Bookmarks and Cards
I used the same die set to make a Bottle Shaker Card earlier.The bottles are really huge and are big enough to be used as bookmarks or flashcards.
Bottle Shaped Bookmarks and Cards
I made a dozen or so bottles and made a cute basket to hold them.This basket is  pretty easy to make and  perfect if you have to whip up something handmade to hold a special  gift .You can easily vary the design and the measurements to fit the size of your gift.
Here is a quick Tutorial on how to make it:

Easy Basket Tutorial 
Materials
Sturdy Card stock
Pattern paper to decorate- optional
Single Hole Punch and  2 Brads - optional as you can always use glue instead
Basket Tutorial 

Take an 8 x 6 ½ inch card and score on the 8 inch side at 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 inches. Turn and on the 6 ½ inch side score at 2½ and 4 inches.Cut on the red lines as shown in the picture above and fold along the scorelines.
Basket Tutorial 

Decorate the rectangles using pattern paper if you wish

Basket Tutorial 

Punch holes as shown above on all six 1 inch rectangles.For a neater finish,  round the outer corners of the inner four 1 inch rectangles as shown in the picture above.

Basket Tutorial 
Bring the two innermost 1 inch rectangles towards the center and using their holes as a guide, punch a hole in the central large rectangle.Bring all the other rectangles towards the center and thread a brad through their holes
and secure. Do this on the other side also and your basket is ready!
Handmade basket

My 12 year old daughter is learning about elements and compounds in Chemistry and is using the Bottle shaped cards as flashcards to help her learn chemical names.

Bottle Shaped Bookmarks and Cards
The lacy flowers on the basket were made using foamiran and Crealies dies.The leafy vine is a ribbon.
I hope you liked this project idea.
Supplies : Dies :  All from Crealies and here is the list with link to the Crealies website:Crealies Dies:Cardzz No.09,Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no.76  ,Text Dies no. 14,Partz No.31,Set of 3 no.41,Duo Dies no.39,Duo Dies no.41,Duo Dies No.51
Other Supplies : from Crafters Corner : Papers : K and Company Susan Winget Spring Blossom
Flowers made using Foamiran. Coloring Media : Artists Soft Pastels

32 comments:

  1. This is so creative and stunning!! What a gorgeous basket!! I love the bottles!! The papers and flowers are beautiful!! Thank you for the tutorial, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. This is fabulous Sonia, beautiful papers and pretty colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. Like the basket & papers used. Wonderful way to learn the periodic table of elements. I did not take Chemistry in school. I took Marine Biology in high school & Physics in college.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. WOW Marine biology must have been so fascinating to study

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  4. Gorgeous basket, Sonia, and such beautiful papers! I love the layers inside each of your "basket strips"- very rich looking and SO PRETTY! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Wishes for a fantastic week. hugs, de

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    1. Thank you so much Donna...the papers are indeed very pretty...they are my first papers from K and Company

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the tops of the bottles and that beautiful basket!!

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  6. A fantastic fun teaching aid Sonia, what a great idea.

    Sue xx

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  7. My my this is such a fun way to learn chemistry !! Love the choice of colours and awesome basket made !!
    cheers

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  8. What a WONDERFUL way for her to study!!!! I love love love love this! The bottles are gorgeous, and that basket is just stunning!!!!!!

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  9. What a beautiful little basket of colorful bottles!
    Pam,
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  10. What a brilliant idea, so beautiful. Xxxx

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  11. Beautiful basket,Sonia.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  12. Lovely post, dear! I really like it.

    Visit me,
    Colourful Madness

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  13. That's beautiful! :)

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  14. What a lovely basket, with such pretty pattern paper. Thanks for showing the tutorial on construction. The bottles as flash cards or bookmarks, is a clever idea as well as an unexpected basket image. It's just adorable. I have to admit, those frilly flowers take my eye quite a lot too! Good for your daughter at thinking out of the box to make her chemical tables flash cards too! TFS

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    1. Glad you like the flowers Mary...they were a bit tricky to make as they are so lacey and delicate. And hehe usually my daughter has a very good memory but was very reluctant to learn Chemical names so I was forced to think of something innovative to egg her on.

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  15. Fabulous project Sonia..Loz

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  16. What a lovely basket filled with beautiful bottles too! TFS the tutorial!

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  17. What a beautiful basket, the papers are so very lovely. Love how you have filled them with the bottles too. Your projects are always so detailed and such fun to look at and enjoy. Hope all is well with you and yours.....Hugs

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  18. Your daughter is so lucky to have a Mum as you!!! :D Great idea and wonderful basket! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  19. FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE the pretty floral paper and the cool basket! The bottles are so perfect! This is just amazing!

    Theresa

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  20. This looks so good :) Thanks for sharing <3

    Khadija
    https://creativekhadija.com/

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  21. Sonia, your basket is gorgeous! Love those pretty papers and thank you for sharing the tutorial on your basket design! HUGS :)

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  22. I've always loved these little baskets because they are so fun and easy to make. I love it for holding these fabulous bottles flashcards for your daughter! Such a cute idea and those bottles are indeed so fun and could be used for so many things! Hugs, Brenda

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  23. So creative and beautiful! Looks amazing!!

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  24. AMAZING basket, Sonia. Thank you sooooooooo much for the pattern and the tutorial. I will definitely make baskets!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my dear lady!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. You are such a clever Mum, love this idea too help your daughter learn.

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