Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Paper Plate Basket!

We saw this project over the summer for making Paper Plate Baskets for fruit and stored it away for future crafting. But, as usual, it got buried and forgotten about...until today! And though now may not be the right time to think about making fruit baskets, we think these simple and adorable baskets would be perfect for holding all yummy little goodies that we will be whipping up over the holidays!

What You Need:
  • Paper Plate
  • Pencil
  • Scissors and/or Pinking Shears
  • Rubber Band
  • Paper Clips
  • Ribbon

Using your pinking shears (or any decorative scissors) cut roughly a 1/4" from around the edge of your plate. Our pinking shears have mysteriously disappeared, so we decided to just make a scalloped edge using regular scissors!

Now flip your plate over and with a pencil draw out "tic-tac-toe lines" on the back, with the center square approximately in the middle of your plate. You can be precise and use a ruler, but we just eyeballed it!

With your regular scissors, cut every other vertical line up to the edge of the center square.

Fold one side up at a time to form a basket shape, using the paper clips to hold the sides in place.

Once all four sides are up, place your rubber band around the outside of your basket and then remove the paper clips.

Then take your ribbon and cover the rubber band, tying a cute bow to finish it off!

Now you are ready to fill your basket with yummy sweet and savory treats (we filled ours with these No-Bake Cookies from Skip To My Lou)! These little baskets would make perfect gifts for neighbors, teachers, hostesses...or maybe just make one for yourself to enjoy!
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  1. Such a great idea!! I'm saving this for sure. These will also make cute May baskets for next spring. :-)