Easy Diy Party Favor Baskets

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Materials:

Card stock (12″ x 12″)

Ruler

Pencil

Paper trimmer or scissors

Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Embellishments

 

 Notes: You can make 4 baskets out of a 12″ x 12″ paper, the finished baskets measure approximately 1.5″ tall (not including strap), 1.5″ deep and 3″ wide.

1. Start by making a pencil mark at 10.5″ at the bottom of your paper.

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2. Then make another mark on the top of  your paper  at 10.5″

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3.  Now your paper should look like this with two pencil marks.

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4. Using a ruler make a straight line from one mark to the other.

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5. Now your paper should look like this.

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6. Place your ruler next to the line again and make a pencil mark every 3″, the last one will be a little smaller then 3″.

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7. Do the same to the opposite side of the paper.

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8. Now your paper should look like this with pencil marks every 3″ on both sides.

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9. Using those marks as a guide make lines straight across.

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10. Now your paper should have 4 rectangles and a skinny piece on the side.

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11. Cut off the skinny piece on the side, but don’t throw it out we will use it later.

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12. Turn your paper and cut the rectangles.

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13. Take the skinny piece of paper and make a line in the center.

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14. I made my straps 5″ long so I made a line every 5″ and had a little piece of scrap paper left on the bottom, you can make them longer or shorter if you like.

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15. Take one of your rectangles and make a pencil mark at 1.5″ .

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16. Now count 3″ from the previous mark and make a pencil mark there.

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17. Repeat steps 15-16 until you get to the end of your paper and do the same to the top of the rectangle.

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18. Use the photo bellow as an example.

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19. Your paper should now look like this.

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20. Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise.

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21. Unfold and you have a center crease that we will use later.

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22. Start folding your rectangle using the pencil marks you made in steps 15-17.

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23.This is what you should have after making all your folds.

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24. Cut the folds you just made but only up to the center crease.

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25. Now take both ends put hot glue on one end then put the other end on top and press down.

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26. Turn your basket upside down and tuck in the small flaps.

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27. Fold down one of the big flaps.

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28. Put hot glue then bring down the last flap and press down.

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29. Put a little bit of hot glue on the inside of one of the sides.

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30. Grab one of your straps and place one end on the hot glue and press.

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31. Do the same to the other side.

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Your first basket is now finished! Do the same to the rest of your pieces and embellish them for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday or even a wedding if you are on a budget!

I hot glued a bow  I made to the top of the strap and then glued a rhinestone on top of that and for the front of the basket I glued some thank you tags I bought at a craft store and added a rhinestone. I put some chocolates inside and used tissues paper for added cuteness.

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I made mine for a bridal shower and they looked beautiful! Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my tutorial 🙂

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