Do you enjoy making Easter treats for your family and friends? If so, here’s a fun one to try: a teeny-tiny Easter basket that’s just big enough to hold one candy treat! In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to make it using the lawn chair die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets® set.
Seasonal Layers Easter Basket
Even though my children are nearly grown, I still love making Easter treats for them. So this week I went hunting on Pinterest for a fun idea to try.
It was crafty love at first site, and I couldn’t wait to make one. Thank you, Babette, for this wonderful idea! Here’s how my first one turned out.
Now I’ve got to tell you, I often struggle to make 3-D projects like this. Usually I have to scrap them at least three times before I finally get one right — d’oh! So I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this little Easter basket is to make. I made several, and didn’t have to scrap even one.
Plus, they came together so quickly! I made these three in less than half an hour.
To make my baskets, I used the pre-made card bases from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelope Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2018), plus some coordinating cardstock.
The colors of these — Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Calypso Coral — are perfect for Easter!
Since the chair die cuts have little spaces between the ‘boards’, I thought it would be fun to weave some ribbon between them. This slowed me down a bit in finishing each Easter basket, but it was worth it. Not only does the woven ribbon make the baskets look pretty, but it gives the sides a bit more stability.
TIP: To get ribbon to match my baskets, I just ‘dyed’ some 1/4-inch Whisper White organza ribbon by running it over my ink pads. This is super easy to do! Just lay one end of the ribbon on your ink pad, and use the eraser tip of a pencil to hold it in place. While pressing the eraser tip down, pull on one end of the ribbon to drag the whole length across the ink pad. Flip the ribbon over to ‘dye’ the other side, too, and voila — matching ribbon!
To finish off each Easter basket, I added a couple pinches of paper Easter grass, and then tucked a Cadbury cream egg inside. Then I noticed that each egg has a little chick printed on the foil — super cute! So I repositioned the eggs with the chicks peeking out of the baskets.
I’m definitely going to make more of these to share with family and friends this Easter!
Tips to Make This Easter Basket
Want to make this adorable mini Easter basket? Here are the supplies you’ll need. To see how to put it together, check out my tutorial video above!
Shopping links are included at the end of this post.
Dies: Seasonal Layers Thinlets die set
Papers (Cardstock or Designer Paper):
- One 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch piece to make the basket base
- One 1/2 x 7-inch strip to form the basket handle
- One piece about 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches (card front size) from which to cut four lawn chair die-cuts
Other: Big Shot or similar die-cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors, liquid glue, SNAIL tape runner adhesive, Tear & Tape (double-sided tape), about 16 inches of ribbon, paper Easter grass, small Easter treat.
All of the Stampin’ Up! products that I used to make these baskets are available to order 24/7 through my online shop. Please note that the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes Pack is only available as a Sale-A-Bration freebie with your qualifying order thru March 31, 2018.