Thursday, March 23, 2017

Paper Doily Mini Basket

Inspired by two challenges I recently came across and the fact that I needed to make
 a few little fun treat holders for Easter, I came up with these wee baskets.

They started as  6 1/2"wide paper doilies I've had in my stash for far too long. 
I made a scrap paper pattern first to see if I could make it work.

I "guesstimated" where to make the horizontal folds,
approximately in thirds for this size of doily. I then measured in 1 1/2"
from each end and trimmed the sides with scissors.
Happy with the way the scrap piece turned out, 
I made one from a doily. 
Note: you may want to pay attention to the scallops on your doily
to center them to your liking on each end.

The ends of the long sides are bent around then glued behind the short sides.
I didn't make crisp fold lines on them as I did on the bottom.

The handle is made from a strip of paper cut to the width and length
that I thought looked fine. I attached 7/8"wide satin ribbon to the top with
double sided tape. The ends are adhered inside the basket with double sided tape.

It looked sort of plain, unfinished, where the ribbon handle was visible
through the sides of the doily basket, so I hot glued on ribbon knots.

A rubber stamped egg image that I selectively colored with markers
to leave a portion off in order to have room to stamp "Happy Easter"
was stamped, trimmed and glued on top of the ribbon knot on one side.
The rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!,
dated the year 2000 for the Easter Egg set and I'm not certain 
of the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set age as there is no date on it.
I'm guessing abut 10 years old. 

They are cute little baskets that I will add a bit of filling and
candy to, but not too much because they are quite flimsy.
They aren't very big anyway, so one marshmallow peep 
with a few jelly beans will fill it nicely :)

  Thanks for looking !

I'm entering my paper doily mini treat basket in the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff #256- Doilies
Edited To Add 3/26/2017: my mini basket was featured!


  1. this is a fabulous project! Such a great use for doilies and so perfect for Easter! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

  2. Such a sweet doily Easter basket! Great idea... thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber this week. I miss the dates on the Stampin' Up! stamps also! This image is definitely before my time with SU. Hope to see you play along with us again...

  3. Well how cool is this! Such a cute little basket. Thanks for the instructions. And thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail


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