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Easy Paper Easter Baskets

Easy Paper Easter Baskets
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Last year I made these adorable Easter baskets with paper from an old giant stack of DCWV all-occasion paper and I think I also used some non-DCWV sheets of paper from my stash.  Making them was very easy because I used my Close to My Heart “Art Philosophy” Cricut cartridge to cut a scalloped square (page 33 of the booklet) at 6″ and then cut a strip of 1/2″ paper for the handle.

blog-Easter Basket Duo

All Easter Baskets 2012

I followed the steps in my friend Mandy’s tutorial video and cut four slits in the square at 2″ from the top and bottom (just watch her video for the tutorial because I think it’s more helpful than me trying to describe each step!) and then assembled them. I used a strong adhesive: my ATG 714 tape runner, but some of the baskets came apart.  Maybe I was using old tape, so if you’re making these I’d suggest using Wonder Tape / Red Line tape or maybe even glue.  Press the paper together tightly as it dries so that the pieces really seal together well.

Here are the little baskets on their way to be delivered:

blog-Easter Baskets with Candy

blog-Filled Easter Baskets

There’s still time to make some Easter cards and crafts, so grab some paper and get creative! Thanks for reading my blog.

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