Halloween Basket – Sue O’Connell

Hi Everyone,

Today Sue, our DT member will show you a great tutorial on how to create a basket for Halloween Sweets.

Sue Says:

“This project was inspired by a layout I saw by Kianel.  It is really easy to do and only needs 2, 12 x 12 pieces of card”

What you will need:

1 x 12 x 12 black cardstock

1 x 12 x 12 patterned cardstock

Double sided tape



Distress inks, paintbrush, stamps (I used a Penny Black Halloween stamp)

2 x brads

Black Archival ink

Spellbinders classic circle, 2010 snowflake and Persian accents

Glossy accents


Step 1

Cut 2 pieces of 15 x 15cm squares in black cardstock.  Score at 0.5cm from top and 2cm from bottom of card.  Put double sided tape back and front of the bottom of the card.  Cut a fringe in the card at 1cm intervals.


Step 2

Tape together the 1st and last fringe of each piece of cardstock in order to obtain a round structure.  In black card cut 2 circles approx. 7cm large.  Use one of them to make the bottom of your basket by placing it inside the round structure and tape all the fringes under the circle.  Here is what it looks like.


Step 3

Repeat step 1 with the coloured cardstock, but cut the 2cm off the bottom.  Put double sided tape on the back of your card on the top and bottom.  Stick the top of your patterned card level with the black card, then stick the each strand to the bottom of the basket.  This is your finished structure.  Die cut a patterned circle and stick underneath the structure.



Step 4

Use an edging punch or spellbinder to die cut a decorative strip, enough to go around the bottom of the basket.    Use ribbon to go around the top of the basket



Step 5

Cut a strip of black cardstock to build your handle.  Use your punches to decorate edges and embellish with ribbon. Affix to the basket with a brad.

Step 6

Stamp out your images and colour with distress inks as watercolour paints, then highlight parts with glossy accents.

If you try this project share it with us on our Facebook page.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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