Learn How to Make 3 Paper Easter Baskets with a Cricut Machine. Read on for the Step-by-Step Tutorial, Video, and FREE SVG File Easter Basket Templates.
Easter is just around the corner, and I'm sharing the perfect tutorial to get you ready for an Easter celebration!
In this tutorial, I'm showing you how to make three types of Easter Baskets using cardstock and a Cricut machine.
Making your own Easter baskets allows for more customization and personalization. Wouldn't this be such a fun activity to do before Easter?
These baskets are so fun to make and the best part is you can make as many as you want...I may have gotten carried away and made 13. 🤣
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Ideas of What to Put Inside Your Easter Basket
You can fill them with toys from the dollar tree, candy, or arts and crafts from your local craft store.
What's Included in the Easter Basket SVG Files?
Three basket designs are included: A berry basket, a polygon Basket, and a cute rectangular basket.
These baskets are not just for Easter, you can also use them as gift baskets for any small gift throughout the year!
What Type of Cardstock Do I Need To Make These Baskets?
Make these baskets using classic Easter colors (pastel pinks, blues, purples, and yellows) or neutral colors. I chose to go with a brighter color pallet to make the baskets really pop.
Really, any type will do. If what you’re putting into the basket is heavy, I would recommend making these baskets out of heavier cardstock.
I made mine using 80lb cardstock and set my material to Cardstock (For Intricate Cuts) in Cricut Design Space. Additionally, I used patterned paper- that went with the color pallet I chose- for the detailed cuts.
If you want these baskets to look like woven wood, I recommend using Kraft board paper.
What Can I Do To Customize My Easter Basket?
There are so many ways to customize these baskets and make them yours.
You can add paint strokes to your baskets to impersonate wood or add a name to the basket for an extra touch of personalization.
Check out the flowers I made for these Easter baskets using some of my SVG files here!
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Other Cutting Machine
- StandardGrip Mat- I recommend using a 12x24 mat if you plan on cutting these designs all in one go
- Easter Basket SVG Files
- Fine-Point Blade
- Scoring Wheel Tip & Housing or Scoring Stylus
- Cardstock- 80lb pastel pinks, blues, yellows, or neutral colors
- Patterned Paper- Used Amy Tangerine patterned sheets of paper
- Weeder Tool
- Bone Folder
- Glue or Tape-
- Bearly Arts Craft Glue (This is my favorite tacky adhesive) Use the code SRP10 to save 10%
- Carrot Treat Box, Paper Flowers, Easter Egg Mandala SVG Files
- Stuffers: confetti, Easter grass, candy, toys, etc.
Uploading Easter Basket SVG Designs
Upload to CDS or cutting software- create New Project, click upload, select the files, and upload them to the canvas.
Select and change red cut lines in the layers panel from Basic Cut to Score in the Operation panel.
Example: Select a layer in the layers panel, and locate the color swatch in Operations- if the swatch is red, it’s a score line. If it's not red, it's not a score line.
Afterward, attach the score lines to their respective pieces.
Now, it’s time to cut the Easter baskets.
Cut Out All Easter Basket Pieces
Click Make It, and select your material- I selected Cardstock For Intricate Cuts. I think this setting is best when using 80lb cardstock because the machine does three passes during the cutting process.
Place cardstock onto a standard grip mat and load it into your cutting machine.
Load a scoring wheel or stylus into the cutting machine.
When the cutting software says it’s time to cut, press start- or if you’re using a Cricut machine press the “C” or the arrow button.
Let your machine do the work!
Included in the Berry Basket SVG File:
- 4 Basket Pieces
- 1 Handle
Start by gathering and folding the tabs on the basket pieces.
Grab the handle piece and the two basket pieces with slots at the top.
Fold each end of the handle piece. Doing this shapes the handle to fit it into the slots on the two basket pieces.
Slide one end of the handle through the slot of one of the basket pieces. Repeat this to the other side.
Tip: You want the side tabs of the two basket pieces opposite from one another and have the two circular bottom tabs facing the same direction.
Apply glue to one of the side tabs, align one of the basket pieces without a tab, and attach.
Now, glue the other side tab to the other basket piece.
Then, glue the remaining two side tabs.
Once all the pieces have been glued, your basket is close to being done!
Now, we need to fold the bottom tabs.
Comparable to how to close a take-out box, first fold down the tab with a rectangle cutout. Next, fold down one of the tabs with a rounded point, and place the circular end underneath the rectangle cutout.
Slide the other circular end underneath the rectangle cutout. Finally, gently slide the end of the last tab through the same slot.
Look at this cute basket!
Let's hop on over to the next basket.
Included in the Polygon SVG File:
- 6 Basket Pieces
- 1 Polygon Piece
- 1 Handle
- 6 Trapezoid Cutouts
- 6 Rectangle Cutouts
A terra-cotta pot look-a-like. Gather the basket pieces with side tabs, and the hexagon piece, and set the rest aside.
You should have six basket pieces on hand.
Start by folding the side and bottom tabs of each piece.
Afterward, apply glue to a bottom tab of one of the basket structure pieces and attach it to an edge of the hexagon piece.
Next, apply glue to the side tab of the piece you just attached to the hexagon. Grab another basket structure piece, apply glue to the bottom, and attach it to the glued side tab and hexagon edge.
Tip: Use a scraper tool, bone folder, or weeder tool to help keep the bottom tabs in place while it dries to the hexagon piece.
Continue gluing the pieces onto the edges.
Tip: As the glue dries, mold the tabs to fit the hexagon
Next, take the handle and glue one end to the top of the basket structure just above the score line.
Gather the pieces we set aside earlier because it's time to glue them to the basket.
Take the rectangle cutouts and glue them to the top of the basket while aligning them just above the score line.
Then add to the design and cover up the ends of the attached handle.
Then, glue on the trapezoid shapes aligning with the structural shape of the basket.
Next, we are going to assemble the frame basket.
Included in the Frame Basket SVG File:
- 1 Basket Base
- 1 Handle
- 2 Circle Cutouts
I like to call this one the flower basket. To assemble this Easter basket, gather the pieces, and fold them along the score lines. Fold it so that the rectangles and two triangle pieces are standing up.
Start with the right side of this structure and apply a glue to the inside edge of the triangle shape.
Grab the rounded rectangle closest to the triangle, pull it in until it aligns with the angle of the triangle until you can no longer see an empty space between the two.
Grab the next rounded rectangle shape, apply glue to the top and pull it in until it aligns with the top of the triangle. At this point you should start to see a curve. Continue this process to each rectangle piece and repeat to the other side.
Tip: When you do this, make sure the opposite side lines up with the other.
Once you've finished the structure of this basket, it's time to add the handle.
Next, fold the circles in half horizontally.
Then, slide one of the handles through the slot of a circle.
Dot glue to the end of the handle and attach it to the inside.
Take the assembled handle, apply glue to the inside of the circle, and place the folded circle over the basket structure where all the points meet.
Repeat the steps to the other side.
And you're done!
These baskets are definitely one of my favorite paper projects to assemble! There’s so much you can do with these baskets!
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