Thursday, April 5, 2012

SteamPunk Easter Basket - Leslie Rahye's "Hippity SteamPunk Easter Blog Hop"!

 You must know by now that I have a fond affection for all things SteamPunk! So of course I was excited to participate in another SteamPunk blog hop with Leslie Rahye.
Here I made a SteamPunk inspired Easter basket with  a tutorial to show you how you can make your own!
 For a basket this size, you will need a 9" x 9" paper. I used The Robin's Nest, Silver Paisley on black cardstock. Score your paper every 3", all the way around. Then cut as shown above.
 Bend your squares at the score lines, then add a bit of glue as I did on to the first flap.
 Leave the center flap for the inside.
 Bring the two outside flaps together at a point. Hold for 10 seconds or more before letting go.
 Add a bit of glue to the inside flap and adhere to the other two. Hold again to make sure it's secure.
Repeat on the other side.
 With the smallest hole punch you have,  go as far as the punch will go to make your hole. Repeat on the other side.
 Cut a strip of the leftover paper to be 1 1/2" x 10". Insert punch at both ends to make the brad hole.
 Attach the handle from the inside with your brads, Then secure the handle just a bit more with a little glue on the inside.
 Then have fun decorating! I added vintage trim, lace, shredded Kraft paper, some chicks and these beaded eggs I made last year.  I also used some clock stickers and made some cut outs from The Robins Nest new line called, "Classified"!  You can see a mini - basket version here.
 Thanks for coming by and seeing my tutorial. I hope you have enjoyed it! I'm giving away these "spring" acrylic stamps from Stampendous. Brand new. For your chance to win, just leave a comment. Let me know what you like about Spring, or SteamPunk, or both!
Then don't forget to "hop" along to the other bloggers and see what SteamPunk creations they dreamed up. Some are also hosting fun giveaways! I will select a winner sometime on Wed, April 11th, 2012. Good luck!
(International Welcome)



25 comments:

Regena said...

Great job fellow basket maker!

Lee said...

Great job on this basket, I like the trim work. TFS

Pammejo said...

Fabulous basket, love how it is made. Love steampunk and this fabulous. TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Linda Kittmer said...

Cute little basket and I love those beaded eggs.

Rachel said...

I love this basket!

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Superb basket, love it ! X Fab

KathyJo said...

Great embellishing of the basket. I have made these baskets before, and didn't even realize it was the same type of basket until I read the tutorial, because I was so busy looking at the trim and goodies in side. Thanks for sharing it with us.
KathyJo

BurningRubber said...

What a great idea for a basket! So sweet and simple. I can't wait to give it a go.

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the basket, Michelle. The chicks seem to like it, too.

Lyneen said...

HOw cute is your basket... thanks for the directions!... I love everything thing Steampunk!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra Jacobs said...

Hello,
I came across your website and found it very enjoyable. I just had a couple of questions so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!

Amanda said...

Very cute basket! I love all the elements you used :)

Jewels said...

Real cute! It just pains me terribly to say that I love Spring because I'm living in Florida now after 45 years in Ohio!!!!! Flowers in January just give me goosies! Following, too! God bless...Juliana

leslierahye said...

Fantastic basket! Love it! Thank you for being a part of my hippity steampunk easter blog hop!

Morninglass said...

What a great basket! those beaded eggs from last year are amazing! I love Spring because the world becomes green again, and I just love green.

Pat said...

Gotta go do this right now! Thanks! I just love spring!

Susan said...

Michelle you have outdone yourself! Love it, love it, love it!

BevinUSA said...

I loved the basket and how you made it and those beaded eggs are beautiful great job

Jean M said...

The beaded eggs are so elegant and look priceless! The basket is perfect!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Very pretty basket. I am wowed by the eggs!!

paula said...

Love you basket and beaded eggs! Very cute!

cass said...

Cute basket and I love those beaded eggs. Great project.

Molossus said...

I love your basket! What do I like about steampunk--the layers!

Raven said...

Thanks for the tutorial on how to make your cute basket. The eggs are the perfect addition to the basket.

Molly Smith said...

This cute little basket is awesome! Love how you put it together and the elegant beaded eggs look perfect as a steampunk addition. Great tutorial.

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