Spring is in the air and the ‘eggcitement’ of Easter is much anticipated. Today I’m going to share with you another spin on making and using origami boxes to create a delightful Easter basket.
For the base of your project you will need two square pieces of pattern paper, one measuring 12 x 12 inches and the second measuring 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches.
Fold and create two boxes following the steps below. Please note the directions show a smaller square but the steps are exactly the same for larger squares.
Step 1. With your ruler mark the center of the square by intersecting lines from opposite diagonals.
Step 2. Fold in each corner to the center.
Step 3. Open up , fold in each corner to the top line created in the previous step.
Step 4 and 5. Open up again, refer to photo, choose two opposite ends and cut 2 lines from each end into the points which will become the outside corners of your box.
Step 6. Fold in bottom and top as shown, squeeze in the sides at the same time.
Step 7. Flip up side flaps and tuck into center.
Step 8. Voila, you’ve just created a little box. Use a bone folder and run along the creases to square up the box. Repeat above steps for remaining boxes.
You will need to make two boxes, one from each of your papers. In my example, the polka dot box is slightly smaller than the egg pattern box which is the base of the basket.
To create basket handles, trim out two 1.5 x 12 inch strips from coordinating pattern paper. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and glue together so that you have double thickness which makes the handles more sturdy.
Cross the two strips together at the ends to form an ‘X’, position this about ½ inch down from the top edge of the basket base. Using a cropadile, punch a hole through the handles and basket base.
Attached the handles to the inside of the basket base using a brad. Repeat previous step for other end of the handle.
After both handles ends are attached to the base, gently open the handles as you are going to place the smaller box inside the base. Before doing so, use some foam adhesive dots on the base bottom so that the smaller box won’t slide too far down when it’s filled with goodies.
Use border bunches, ribbon, and other embellishment to decorate your basket.
Fill your basket to the brim with goodies and enjoy!
Supplies: WR Memory Keeper pattern paper
~ Virgina Nebel
(Love this Easter basket? To see more of Virginia's projects visit http://scrapalicious-creative.blogspot.com/!)
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