Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Motivational ~ Sweet Treats!

 Happy Valentine's Day from the HoneyBees!!  Today I have a sweet treat basket tutorial that you can make for lots of treat occasions!!!  And it's so easy you can whip up a bunch of 'em before the kids get home from school today!  (Or your hunny gets home from work!!!)   Maybe the kids would like to drop off some goodies to a neighbor.... I'll bet you can find lots of really fun ways to use this neat treat basket!  I hope you will leave me a comment telling me your ideas ♥
 The first step is to start with a piece of cardstock that is square, and divisible by three... I used a full sized 12 x 12, but you could use 9x9, 6x6, or even 3x3... or any other measurement, if you do the math :o)   You will score the paper evenly into nine even sections....   I scored at 4" and 8" and rotated the paper, and scored at 4" and 8" again.   (If you were using 9x9 you would score at 3" and 6", get it?)  Very easy!
 Next, you make four cuts... on the side panels as shown.  Then fold all the score lines.  Now it's time to fold up the sides of the basket.  It will not fold all the way up like a box... the sides will flare out.
 Fold the center section to the inside, and bring the two ends toward the center until they are even, as shown, and secure.  I decided a staple would work nicely, because I was going to cover it with a stamped image.  If you are not going to cover it, strong double sided tape will be necessary.  Rounding these top corners would be attractive, too!
 Next comes the handle.  I added a 12x 2 1/2 " handle, decorated with a Martha Stewart punch and designer paper.  The handle tucked down inside the inner wall of the basket, and another staple held it securely.  Strong adhesive or brads would also work well.
 Now I added a decorative medallion to cover the folded edge, and give my message.  This was made with Nestabilities, and stamps from JustRite Stampers.    It is secured with dimensional foam dots.  Add a lucious bow.
 Fill with sparkling grass and your favorite chocolates, and you have a very sweet treat! 

 I hope you have enjoyed today's Monday Motivational, and will be back with us on Wednesday to see the Sweet Treats the rest of the HoneyBees will be sharing.  Thanks for coming to spend time with us here at the Hive... you mean a lot to us!

Happy Valentine's Day... and have a great week!!
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JoeZ said...
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Rosemary said...

Betty, how easy is this!! Great tutorial and love your basket. I can see how cute this would be for Easter!!..I am responsible for the removed post. I didn't realize that Joe did not sign out blogger..:)

June Houck said...

Betty Bee, YOU are a genius! I love how quick and simple this lovely gift basket would be to make. This is terrific!!! I must remember this for future teacher gifts, etc.

This is so pretty, I am actually drooling on my keyboard...

Judy Evors said...

Great tutorial and love your basket!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, double WOW, triple WOW, this is beautiful!! Thank you SO much for the tutorial! I smiled so huge when I saw the piece of designer paper you're using!! I have those and used them extensively this weekend LOL

Wanda said...

Love the basket.. I'm thinking Easter too... What fun this will be for the Teacher's gifts... Thanks for the tutorial... You made it look so simple and yet it has the WOW effect.. Huggles, Wanda

Myrna said...

This is adorable.

Judy Ford said...

Looks very doable! Even for us math challenged individuals. I'm being greedy but I can see it as a swarm basket too!!! Gotta have chocolate to scrap and card making goes so much easier with chocolate!!!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

mmmmm.....a chocolate box filled with chocolates....what could be better?