These pretty baskets make great party favours, containers for small gifts, or storage containers for small items of craft stash. They are really easy to make, being demi-pillow boxes.
I have backed the cut-out areas with pearlescent paper, but vellum would work a treat. Two different styles are provided for the bag fronts and tags - but the bag back is the same for both.
Here are your free pattern templates:
1 Cut out the pattern pieces. Emboss the fold lines using a fine-point embossing tool held against a small metal ruler. Use the marquise-shaped base template to mark the top base curve on the basket front and back pieces. Crease the folds.
2 Glue the front liner behind the front cut-out area.
3 Join the side flaps.
4 Pop in the pillow box base to complete the bag. (Yay - always fun when you pop-in a pillow box to dimension it - papercrafter's jollies!)
5 The tags are optional.
Tip: the demi-pillow box construction makes the bag top spread open, so tie the handles together with a pretty ribbon bow.
In pearlescent white and/or gold metallic, these bags would make sweet wedding favours.