Rules and Such...

- Challenges are posted every Wednesday
- You may combine this challenge with others
- You can use any products or stamps (you aren't restricted to just using Pixie Cottage, although we would love to see how you use our products too!)
- Post your creation on your blog with a direct link to this challenge
- Entries due by midnight (EST) on the Tuesday night before the next challenge
- Winners will be announced on Fridays!

Mar 31, 2012

The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Tutorial

ROUND EASTER BASKET

Materials used:

Design papers
Pixie Cottage Stamp: Little Chick and Little Lamb
Martha stewart Circle Cutter
Border punch

Step One

Cut a circle that is 7.5 cm in diameter (3 inches)

Step Two

Cut 11 strips that measure 10cm x 1cm (4" x 0.4")
Fold the strips at 1cm (0.4")
and glue to the circle as shown in the picture below.
Step three

Cut 8 strips measuring 25cm x 1cm  (9.8" x 0.4")
With these strips you will be creating the basket. You do so by passing these strips in and out of the strips that were glued to the base in the previous step.

Step Four

Continue to weave the other strips as shown in the previous step.  Be sure to alternate your weaving. Where you weaved the strip outwards, you will now weave the strip inwards.

Step Five

This is what the finished basket looks like.  Be sure to glue every strip in its place.

Step Six

Create the handle  16cm x 2cm (6.3" x  0.9")
Create the rim of the basket using a strip that is  25 cm  x 1.5cm (9.8" x 0.6"). You can now take these strips and use your favourite  border punch.
Step Seven

Glue the handle  and the rim onto your basket.


This is the finished basket.


Easter is right around the corner,  but this basket is very easy and fast to make. I hope you enjoy giving this creation a try.

Be sure to check back in two weeks for yet another wonderful tutorial. In the meantime we hope you continue to play with us at the The Pixie Cottage by joining us in our  weekly challenges.

Have a great day and we wish you Happy Easter

Francy

4 comments:

Davi said...

Such a delightful little basket!! Great tutorial Francy~~

craftybunny said...

What a beautiful project and a great tutorial.
Thanks
Lisa x

sofia said...

beautiful project francy...

Margaret said...

Wow! That is so cute and looks so easy. TFS

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