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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transparent Gift Basket

The new theme over at SUO Challenges is Boxes, Bags, & Baskets. With Easter coming up, I decided to go with a basket for my design team entry. This transparent basket is so simple to make, and can be filled with all kinds of gifts.


I started by making a cylinder with a 4 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ window sheet, using sticky tape to adhere the sides. It is important to overlap the size only the width of the sticky tape. This will not only hide the sticky tape, but it will be the perfect diameter for the base you will create.

photo 1

Cut two circles, using the Circles framelits (the two largest that are not scalloped), and glue the smaller circle to the center of the larger circle. Clip every quarter inch and fold the sides up.

photo 2

Add sticky tape to the bottom of the cylinder. Set the cylinder inside the base and fold all the tabs up to adhere. Adhere a 1/2″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper with sticky strip around the bottom to hide the tabs, and another around the top edge.

Next add a window sheet handle. I decorated mine with a piece of shredded  burlap ribbon, before attaching with brads. I left a couple of the threads in the ribbon to hold all the little pieces together. Make sure the ends of the handle finish on the inside of the basket.

I finished off my basket with a mixture of Wild Wasabi card stock, cut into 1/4″ strips, crimped and crinkled. I also adding some clippings of burlap ribbon to tie in with the handle.

  • Paper:
    • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, 2 circles – 4″ and 3 5/8″
    • Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper – 1/2″ x 12″
    • Window Sheets – 4 1/2″ x 11 3/4″, and 1/2″ strip for handle.
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Circles Framelits
    • Brads
    • Sticky tape

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