Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Basket with a Tutorial

Merry Christmas!
Just one day to go - at least here in Norway :)
Today I'll show you a Christmas Basket I made for one of my crafting classes this December.
It has a hexagon shape, and it's quite easy and fun to make, so I thought I'd even give you the tutorial on how to make it your self :)
The basket is of course embellished with beautiful items from Wild Orchid Crafts!

Embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts:

How to make this Christmas Basket:

This is what you’ll need:
1 Cardstock + 1 strip of size 4,5 x 30 cm
Designer paper
Edge puncher
Spellbinders circle or doily or something similar

Cut 6 squares of cardstock in size 10 x 10 cm.
Cut and fold like the template says:
Use the edge puncher on top of each part.

Cut 6 panels of designer paper in size 7 x 7,5 cm.
Cut as the template says:
Glue the pieces of designer paper on the parts of cardstock.
Glue the parts together so they become a hexagon shaped basket.

Construate a hexagon like this: Draw a circle with a radius of 4 cm. Mark a point on the circle, then a new point 4 cm from the first, a new one 4 cm from the second…and so on, until you have 6 points on the circle. Draw straight lines from point to point, until you have a hexagon. Cut out the hexagon, and glue it to the bottom of the baskets inside.

Punch out a Spellbinder shape and glue it underneath the bottom of the basket, as a plate.

Cut a strip of cardstock in size 4,5 or 5 x 30 cm.
Use the edge puncher on both sides of the strip.
Cut a strip of designer paper in size 2,5 x 30 cm, and glue it to the strip of cardstock.
Glue the handle to the inside of the basket.

The basket is now ready to be embellished!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

Christmas hugs from Lena Katrine


  1. hiya sweetie
    thanks for this great tutorial hunni
    it's absoluty gorgeous
    merry christmas and a happy new year to all
    hugs angelique

  2. These baskets are stunning Lena, thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs Cheryl

  3. Absolutely gorgeous basket and thanks so much for the great tutorial too.
    Have a wonderful christmas and a happy new year as well, and hope to see loads more of great things from you in the new year again.