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Learn To Make Gift Baskets - The Use Of Free Printable Paper In Basketing Making

May 25, 2008
If properly made paper bag baskets & paper baskets could prove to be exciting to make. Take some colored papers, choose a nice pattern and the outcome from twisting and turning the paper would give a paper a new really tasteful appearance. This can be done either by paper basket craft folding method or then by weaving a paper to create a basket. But to create both these things apart from having a paper what you would require is instructions on how to go about building a paper basket & a template for it. Paper basket making could be easy or tough solely depending the kind of design template you pick. You can make use of these paper baskets on any occasion but make sure that they are fixed strongly so that it can hold a couple of things and not fall apart. Paper Basket often fall in the category kids craft but they are for your use as well. If you can make these baskets well and presentable then you can easily use them on any occasion from Christmas to Easter to Thanksgiving and Birthdays. So would you be interested in making one such paper basket that is simple to learn, I am sure you would be!

1. From any website take a color printout of an easy basket pattern. www.basketmakers.org is one such website that shall allow download of many free patterns. Easy because we would like to kept it plain & simple for the first timers. Try the patterns for Halloween they are really interesting.

2. If your printer allows for prints to be taken on card sheets or thick size paper then that's perfect or else glue the normal printout onto a thick sized paper.

3. Slowly now trim the printout in the basket shape. To have a neat cutout use a sharp edged knife. For beginners, choose an easy pattern that does not require you to have fine cutting of the pattern or else you'll get tired of getting the perfect shape for the basket.

4. Make an outline along the entire border. When making the outline place the sheet on a hard surface and keep your hands clean so that no impressions are left on the sheet. If this happens then the creases become dirty and spoil the entire outline.

5. Basket sides should also be folded, as per the pattern. Fold should appear on the right side in upward direction.

6. Tabs should be pointing towards in the inner part of the basket. Your basket starts taking proper shapes here onwards, go slowly about this process to ensure all folding is in proper position and there are no crimpling effects on the sheet.

7. Apply gum to the adjacent edge. Glue sticks are a better choice as they are a neat option and gives a clean look overall.

8. Stick the handle of the basket at the top end, overriding the edges. Let the whole basket dry up. 24 hours is the minimum time you should allow for drying.

9. Thereafter you are free to fill the basket with all the goodies you would like to use. Use it carefully and not place anything heavy in it or else the basket may tear.
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For more information on materials that go into making a basket as well as tons of tutorials on learn to make gift baskets, visit http://www.basketcrafting.com
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