Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Basket on a Budget

Good Morning! I'm in the midst of packing and finishing up some work projects before I leave for my trip to Austin, Texas... but wanted to get a quick post in before I leave. Things have been so hectic lately I've not had much time for crafting, and my craft room is a MESS! I'm serious folks, check out the table...


Yikes! Now that's a project in itself for when I return!

I won't be posting while I'm away (I'll be far too busy exploring Austin and celebrating my brother's birthday with some of my favorite people in all the world!) but I issue a challenge to you, readers. If I'm up to 30 followers when I return -- I'll post my VERY FIRST giveaway! Yes, you heard it here folks! For all of you non-followers out there who check in with my blog regularly, don't be shy! Add as a follower so that I can tell you "hi!" and we'll do a super fun giveaway next week. Sound good? Excellent. Let the following begin...

And now to the Basket on a Budget! (Sometimes I get a little off-subject, eh?) I LOVE holidays - just love them - and Easter is no exception. I'll be putting together an Easter basket for the hubby and some close friends - and truly cannot WAIT for the time in my life when I'll be making Easter baskets for my own children -- aaaaah, so much crafty fun! Anyhow - I'm experimenting with some handmade basket ideas, and will share a series of them with you as I go along. Today's basket is using origami folds, and takes less than five minutes - seriously. Perfect for some candies, cookies, etc.



I used two sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper back to back for my baskets, although the folds are so simple that I think you could use lightweight cardstock for a little more stability. The tutorial for these cuties can be found HERE. Whaddaya think?

Until next week... Happy Crafting! Don't forget to add yourself as a follower and get ready for a GIVEAWAY and lots of Easter basketing next week! : )

3 comments:

Meg said...

These are so cute- I love- love- love- them! Could you make tiny ones that that were big enough for just one or two sweat treats if you used smaller paper, or would the folds be too hard so small?

Craftpassion said...

Happy holiday!!! I will miss you enormously, sob sob sob... anyway, everybody needs a break!!! Am happy that you are going to meet up with your loved ones :)

Joanne said...

Meg - I think you could definitely make smaller ones as long as you stick with paper. The folds are surprisingly minimal for this project. I'd try 8x8 sq and 6x6 sq. The best thing to use would be two-sided scrapbook paper. Hm... I will have to experiment when I get back from my trip. If you try some, send me pics! :)