You may have noticed that I have thing for paper. I love this deceptively simple material that can be cut, shaped, and molded into so many things. I’m also a little obsessed with my cutting machine, the Cricut Explore. It lets me do things I would never have the patience or precision to do by hand, including these fun and just-in-time Easter gift baskets. They’re great for party favors or handing out candy and decorated eggs.
If you have a cutting machine, or a very steady hand, try them out. There are two styles – the lattice and picket fence.
DIY Papercut Easter Basket
Materials and Supplies
- Cricut Explore or Silhouette or cutting mat and X-Acto knife
- 2 sheets of 80lb. cover paper for the basket and handle (8 1/2″ x 11″ or larger)
- 1 sheet of 80lb. text paper in green for the grass
- 1 sheet of 80lb. text paper in white for the fence
- Basket template (below)
- Scoring tool
- Bone folder (optional)
The following shapes can be assembled to make two different basket styles.
- Use your cutting machine or X-Acto knife to cut the basket template and handle. If cutting manually, the handle is 1/2″ x 10″.
- Cut out four fence shapes, either lattice or picket.
- Cut out four grass shapes.
- Using a ruler and scoring tool, create fold lines on the basket template as shown in the PDF. Fold and adhere to form the base.
- Adhere the ends of the handle to the interior of alternating sides of the basket base.
- Adhere the grass shapes to each side of the basket. Either along the top or bottom as shown in the pictures.
- Adhere the fence shapes to each side of the basket.