This is a simple Easter basket to make using a 12 by 12 piece of pattern paper. To begin cut 2 four inch deep lines at 4" and 8". Repeat on opposite side.
Step 2: Using a second piece of 12 by 12 matching paper, cut two 12 by 1 inch strips. To make the handle sturdier, repeat step 2 using card stock. Trim off two inches from one of the pieces of card stock and one from the pattern paper. (Sorry for the poor quality of the picture)
Repeat with other side.
Decorate top of handle where the two pices meet with a bow or flower. I used the Loopy Bow die for my basket.
Believe me, the directions seem complicated, but this basket is very easy to assemble. Without the bow, it should take no more than 15 minutes. I did add a 3/8" strip to the inside edges of the basket ( before I assemble it) because there was print on one of the sides.
I make these type of baskets for my adult children and fill them with just some small treats. The best thing is you can un-assemble the basket and reuse it next year, especially if the "kids" are only interested in the treats. (You have to remember where you put it too! LOL)
Thanks for looking!