Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cardboard basket

This is another great recyclable project that you can make empty with cereal boxes or any cardboard piece you might have.

You'll need:
- A square piece and a strip of cardboard.
- Glue
- Button or any embellishment

- Take the square piece of cardboard and divide the length and breadth of the piece in three equal parts and mark by drawing lines. Like the picture below. For easy measurement, suppose if you have 6" square, draw lines at 2" and 4".

- Now cut the vertical lines at 2" and 4", but pay attention to cut only till it reaches the horizontal line. See the picture below.

- Now cut the end squares in three equal strips and cut vertically till it reaches the horizontal line.

- Cut the center square into triangle

- Fold inside at the horizontal lines. I flipped the cardboard over, since the other side of the piece was printed and I wanted the printed side to be on the inside of the basket.

Bring the strips together and glue them. Start by bringing the first inner most strip together and gluing them, then the middle strips together and then the end strips together. To stick them together, you might have to put a paper clip.

- After the glue dries, take another strip of cardboard and glue it to make the handle of the basket.You can then decorate the basket by gluing a button where you stuck the handle.

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  1. Awww....this si so cute. I can image lot of uses that my daughter could come up with for this adorable basket!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  2. This is such a great idea! It would be perfect for creating little gift baskets of candies or homemade sweets. Or anything small really ^_^
    Found you via the Stone Cottage Adventures linky party :)

    1. Thanks Claire!
      Absolutely, it would be great for anything small. Little fruit basket, that's what I was thinking of, like putting strawberries or blueberries in it. But I didn't have it at the time of taking pictures..:( And I was getting impatient to put this post in the blog.

  3. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I was so glad to see the instructions for this because I found a cardboard tomato basket at a thrift store recently.

    So many possibilities, right?

    I joined Simple and Sweet Friday also and I am a new follower.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

    1. Thank you Laura! Thank you for following too..:)

  5. That is wonderful! Thanks for joining HSH!

    1. Thank you Sherry! Was glad to be part of the linky..:)

  6. Super cute!! I'm going to try my hand at it...thanks for the details instructions!!Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned!