Monday, July 28, 2008

Strawberry Basket Instructions

Good Monday to everyone! I have had a couple of people ask for the instructions for the Strawberry basket, so here you go:

Cut 14 strips (1/2"x11") of card stock (I used SU Creamy Caramel) and two (1/2"x
3 1/2") strips for the handles.

Glue 8 strips (1/2"x11") in a criss cross pattern (I used sticky strip to hold the criss-cross together, seems to hold better).

Wrap a strip around a can (I used a can of Cream of Mushroom) and glue the ends together (sticky strip seems to work better for me). Make sure to make it a little bigger than the can so you can take it off. Repeat that 4 times for a total of 4 rings.

Bunch the 8 strips that you criss-crossed in through one of the rings.

Once that is done, start weaving the strips over and under the ring. Once you have one ring weaved between all of the strips, you can start another one, alternating the under and over (so that it resembles the weaving around a basket). You may have to really pull on the tabs to get the weave tight. Use a total of 4 rings in the weaving.

Once you have the 4 rings woven, pull them up to the top and fold them in to hold the basket in place. Alternate folding the strips in and out, this should hold the basket in place.

cut the ends a little bit longer than the top of the basket.

Use one of the left over strips and apply sticky strip, then adhere the strip on the outside of the top of the basket. Repeat this on the inside of the basket.

Attach the handles using your crop a dile and brads. Repeat this on the other side.

There is your basket!

Strawberries were made from Real Red cs and garden green cs. I used the 5 petal punch for the garden green top. Here is a pattern for the strawberry.

I also have it under templates in SCS at:

After tracing and cutting out the strawberries, I used my white gel pen to put little dots all over the strawberries.

Folded at the creases with my bone folder and used a little bit of sticky strip to hold it together.

Used my 5 Petal punch and punched out the top of my strawberry using the green cs.

Punched a hole in the center of the 5 Petal flower.

Weaved the Certainly Celery ribbon through the holes and up through the top of the 5 petal flower.

Pulled tight and tied it in a knot. Make as many strawberries as you like, you can even fill them with little candies too!

Here is the finished project. Let me know if you have any questions on these instructions! Good luck and aloha!


Amber said...

That is an A-MAZING tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

This is sooo cool - WOW - I love it!!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Cute basket and strawberries! I need to try this one.

Little C's Creations said...

tooo cool!!! I may have to try this one myself - it's super cute!!


Joy said...

Awesome job on your first tutorial! I can't believe you did it...I don't even think I could try to accomplish something like that. Way to go!

Jodi said...

Great tutorial!! Looks like I have to try this one of these days!!=)

aina rahim said...

cute! i love that! i'll try to make one later. Thanx 4 the tutorial..

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Adorable and inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing this! You've encouraged me to make some extra special gifts!

Mrs. W said...

This is a wonderful Tutorial! Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of the world, you have inspired me!The strawberries are adorable! Blessings, Heather

Nancy Ward said...

today I posted an entry on my blog linking to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward

Anonymous said...

I followed from splitcoastampers, this is an amazing blog you have made, thank you for inspiration, will come and look more often!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

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pucca_desire arelilebrije said...

jodidamente hermoso!!!!!

Sarah said...

This is so cool! Do you post any new things anymore?