Tuesday, 5 May 2015

May Baskets

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:
FloralMayBasket.pdf 
BarsMayBasket.pdf 
MayBasketBack.pdf 

FloralMayBasket.svg 
BarsMayBasket.svg 
MayBasketBack.svg 

May Baskets

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.