Happy Spring and Easter everyone! Here is a fun and ADORABLE Easter basket you can make out of cardstock. It is the perfect size for a wrapped Reese’s Egg or Cadbury Egg or even a plastic egg filled with candy. It is so easy to make and such a fun and festive way to make something fun for the kids this Easter!
The adorable floral attachment is completely optional, but what a nice little touch it adds!
Check out the instructions below and be sure to tag me on social media if you make one! I would LOVE to see how yours came out!
Cricut Easter Treat Basket
Next, right click and select “ungroup” to work on all layers.
From the layers panel located on the far right, locate the layer that contains the scoring lines and click to select that layer. To turn this into a score layer (instead of a cut layer), find the “Linetype” menu at the top right of the screen. Click and select the option that says “Score” to change the linetype to a scoring layer.
From the layers panel, use the “eyeball” icon to turn oﬀ the visibility of the rolled flower and leaves, which will each be cut on separate colors.
Next, highlight the entire shape along with the score lines and click on the “attach” icon (it’s shaped like a paperclip and is located in the lower right-hand corner. Attaching will keep everything together during the cut.
Now, go ahead and click the green “Make it” button in the upper right-hand corner.
If your score lines were properly set up and attached correctly, your mat should look like the screen above. When ready, go ahead and click “continue” and then you can adjust your material dial or setting to “medium card stock, more pressure” (I like to do this just to be on the safe side), and if you’re using a scoring stylus instead of scoring wheel be sure to let your machine know under edit tools.
Place your card stock onto your blue light grip cutting mat, then load it into your machine. Next push the flashing Cricut C (“Go”) icon to begin the cut.
Now that the main body of the basket has been cut out, let’s cut out the flower and leaves using the same settings as above. Use the “eyeball” icons to turn off the other layers.
Click “Make it”, then “Continue”.
Load your cardstock onto your blue mat and into your machine and then press the flashing Cricut C “go” to begin the cut.
Now that all of the pieces are cut, let’s begin folding all the score lines before creating the box.
In order to assemble the basket, begin with the inner tabs next to the triangular middle, then work left to right. One by one, glue each tab alternating sides and building the layers up on each side until you form a basket shape.
Glue the basket handle (the piece shaped like a popsicle stick) onto the inside of the basket from side to side.
Using your tweezers or a quilling tool, roll the flower starting from the outside and work your way all the way to the inside. Once completely rolled, glue the main part of the flower to the inner circle tab. Allow to dry.
Finally, glue the flower and leaves onto the basket. Once it is completely dry, you can fill it up with your favorite Easter or spring treats!
Voila! All done! Aren’t they adorable?!
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