How to Create a Mini Easter Gift Basket by Joanne Bain

The little tutorial will show you how to create a sweet little Easter Mini Gift Basket base only from the pattern paper of your choice. I have chosen to use G45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection.

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How to Create a Mini Easter Gift Basket by Joanne Bain
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Cut 2 strips of pattern paper.  1 x 30cm x 5cm and 1 x 25cm x 1cm

Cut 2 strips of pattern paper. 1 x 30cm x 5cm and 1 x 25cm x 1cm

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Score at 1cm intervals the 30cm x 5cm paper strip.

Score at 1cm intervals the 30cm x 5cm paper strip.

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Fold on the score lines as shown.

Fold on the score lines as shown.

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Fold around and join as shown. This will become the actual basket piece.

Fold around and join as shown. This will become the actual basket piece.

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Cut 2 x 3cm round circles of pattern paper.

Cut 2 x 3cm round circles of pattern paper.

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Glue circles of paper back to back as shown this will be the base of the basket.

Glue circles of paper back to back as shown this will be the base of the basket.

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Fold in folded paper basket piece as shown and glue onto the circle paper base.

Fold in folded paper basket piece as shown and glue onto the circle paper base.

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Glue onto base as shown.

Glue onto base as shown.

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Fan out the top as shown.

Fan out the top as shown.

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Open out as shown. This will be a big enough basket to place a standard sized egg into.

Open out as shown. This will be a big enough basket to place a standard sized egg into.

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Add the 1cm wide paper strip as shown to create the basket handle.

Add the 1cm wide paper strip as shown to create the basket handle.

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This is the paper bow template.

This is the paper bow template.

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Cut out paper bow pieces from coordinating pattern paper as shown.

Cut out paper bow pieces from coordinating pattern paper as shown.

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Paper bow centre.

Paper bow centre.

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Fold centre in as shown.

Fold centre in as shown.

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It should look like this once folded.

It should look like this once folded.

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Now get the bow paper strip.

Now get the bow paper strip.

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Fold around centre as shown. Cut off excess length once folded.

Fold around centre as shown. Cut off excess length once folded.

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Get paper bow backing.

Get paper bow backing.

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Attach the back of bow as shown.

Attach the back of bow as shown.

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You will need to make 2 bows as shown and cut a paper strip measuring 0.5cm x 25cm.

You will need to make 2 bows as shown and cut a paper strip measuring 0.5cm x 25cm.

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Attach paper strip as shown in the centre of the handle.

Attach paper strip as shown in the centre of the handle.

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Attach a bow to both sides of the basket.

Attach a bow to both sides of the basket.

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The basket is now finished ready for you to add your own finishing touches.

The basket is now finished ready for you to add your own finishing touches.

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I chose to add fussy cut clusters cut from Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection.

I chose to add fussy cut clusters cut from Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection.

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I added some fussy cut blossoms to the centre of the paper bows.

I added some fussy cut blossoms to the centre of the paper bows.

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A little close up.

A little close up.

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I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Please visit my blog - www.scrappinforme.blogspot.com.au

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Please visit my blog - www.scrappinforme.blogspot.co…

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