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!! and the HoneyBees
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