Kraft-Tex Easter Basket

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Kraft-Tex Easter Basket

Learn how to make a strong and pretty Easter basket using the Viva Decor picnic basket template and Kraft-Tex Paper Fabric.

Mark and cut the picnic basket pieces from the kraft-tex paper using the stencil. Safety note - when cutting with a craft knife, always use a steel ruler. For this project the cover flaps were not used.

Using a sea sponge or sponge dabber, lightly distress the basket with the Viva Decor Paper Soft Color on all sides.

Cut 2.5 wide strips of the hessian fabric and glue them onto the basket sides.

Cover the handle piece with the hessian fabric too.

Use a pencil to mark evenly spaced positions for the lacing holeson the corner edges of the basket. Use a punch tool to pierce the holes. Glue and sew with the jute twine. Start sewing from the inside out. Fix the edges of the twine with glue.

Cut again 2.5cm wide stripes of hessian fabric and glue on the top edges of the box, creating pleats.

Glue the handle in position and add the embellishments to finish.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 30mm Satin Leaves Ribbon 2m - Olive Green
  • Buddly Crafts 40mm Daisies Flower Heads 18pcs - Blue Mix FM4
  • Buddly Crafts 40mm Daisies Flower Heads 18pcs - Red Mix FM3
  • Buddly Crafts 70mm Knitted Bows - 8pcs Red & Cream B1
  • Collall All Purpose Tacky Glue - 100ml
  • Joy! Crafts Screw Action Hole Punch
  • Knorr Prandell 100cm (39
  • Knorr Prandell Flax Binder Twine - 20m Natural
  • Kraft-Tex Faux Leather Paper Fabric 48cm (19
  • Moon Sun Hobby Art Knife #511131
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Verona Anti-Slip Aluminium Cutting Ruler - 30cm 12
  • Viva Decor Gift Box Stencil - Picnic Basket #2
  • Viva Decor Paper Soft Color - Caramel 453

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.