Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Let's Sail Away~Boat Basket Pattern

Remember the Boat Basket from Sunday?  As promised, today I have the instructions and pattern so you can create your own "Boat Basket."  I hope you enjoy ~ there are a lot of pictures, so grab a cuppa and let's get crafty.

Here's the original I made for hubby's Easter Basket. 

Finished Basket is 3-5/8" wide x 2-1/2" deep x 4-1/8" tall

Keep in mind that I don't do a lot of tutorials ... most of my papercrafting is trial and error. So, if something seems off in the pattern or instructions, leave me a comment and I'll update/fix the pattern and/or instructions.

Refer to the pattern for cutting and folding guidelines. Solid lines are cut lines (although I fold all the lines, then cut what needs to be cut).  The dotted lines are fold lines only.  The shaded triangles are cut away, as are the 4 small rectangles at the top and bottom of the pattern.

Basket Base: 6-3/4” square cardstock
> Score at: 3/4;  1-1/2;  2-1/4;  4-1/2;  5-1/4 and 6 inches
> Rotate the cardstock 90º & score at 2-1/4 and 4-1/2 inches
> Fold and crease all fold lines.
> To create the triangle, place a mark on the outside edge, between the folds, at 1-1/8” (this will be the tip of the triangle).  Cut from the mark to the corner of the first fold. Repeat for the other side and for the 2nd triangle.
> Cut all lines on either side of the triangles stopping at the first fold line (see pattern). Cut ¼” off the end of the 2 strips on either side of the triangles.  Do not cut anything off the 4 end/corner strips.

Your Basket Base should look like the photo below after all the folding and cutting is done.

Cut the following out of Decorative Paper:
   10 pieces 2-1/8” x 5/8”
    8 pieces 1-7/8” x 5/8”
    1 piece 2-1/8” x 2-1/8”
    2 pieces 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” and trim to triangle shape, allowing 1/16" border

Sponge all edges, if desired.  Then attach all decorative pieces.

**Put all “slats” together starting with the bottom and working your way up to the top of the basket. The triangle will get attached after the slats are in place.  Each "layer" is placed inside the previous layer, not on the outside.
Notice how the two tips/edges of the bottom row (above) and middle row (below) touch?  Angling the pieces this way will help keep the Boat Basket shape. 

The last two pieces line up even, not at an angle.

Below you can see the upper two pieces from the inside of the basket.

Flip the triangle piece up and glue it to the basket.  The point of the triangle will extend past the top of the basket.

Repeat the steps above from ** to finish the other side of the basket.

For the Handle, cut a piece of cardstock 7” x 1” (basket color or coordinating color)

  Cut a piece of Decorative Paper: 5-3/8” x 7/8”  ~ this will allow the solid color to show all around the handle edges by 1/16” when the handle is glued to the basket.  Although you can't see this once the sentiment and bow are glued over this area, especially if one forgets to take a picture of this step LOL.  Sponge the edges, if desired.
Stamp the sentiment and punch/die cut a decorative piece.
Attach the handle to the inside of the basket.

Attach the sentiment and decorate as desired.  

I added a ribbon bow to the other side.

There you have it . . . my Boat Basket Pattern and Instructions.  If you make one, I'd love to see your creations.  As I said in Sunday's post, I didn't create this idea, I only created the pattern/instructions because I wasn't able to find them anywhere on the Internet.

I hope you have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by today.

1 comment:

Thank you for commenting. Your words of encouragement keep me 'crafting.'