Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a sweet patriotic tutorial for you that couldn't be easier, but will definitely make that "Wow" statement at your 4th of July picnic or party.  Everyone loves a treat bag to commemorate the day, and these are so simple, you'll be able to whip these up in no time.  I used the Basket #2, Bigz L die by Lori Whitlock, along with the Mini-Paper Rosettes decorative strip die by Tim Holtz, to create this fun little basket.

I think the addition of the large rosette along with some silver tinsel rope was the perfect embellishment for the front of the basket.  The silver tinsel almost looks like fireworks, and you can't celebrate the 4th of July without fireworks huh? lol!

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

I also also added some white ric-rac trim along the top of the basket.  I love the homespun feel and was super simple to add, just use a bead of hot glue.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

To tie the goody-bag closed, I just used some red & white bakers twine, then used the smaller Stars #4, originals die by Stephanie Ackerman, along with some silver glitter cardstock, and tied it alongside some die cut tags. Super simple.

Let's get started, and I'll show you how easy it is to create this patriotic basket.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

To create the basket, place a Cutting Pad down on your Sizzix Big Shot, then the Basket #2 Bigz L die on top, (cutting side), then lay down your pattern paper, and top with a Crease Pad.  Die cut twice.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

You will need two pieces and one handle.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Next, lightly scored and fold at the crease lines and lay one piece on top of the other and adhere them together.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Then all you do to finish, is bring up the sides, add the handle, lining up the holes, and insert a brad to secure.  Now you're ready to embellish.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

I inadvertently used the medallion decorative strip die, by Brenda Walton prior to realizing it is no longer available, so I'm going to suggest using the Mini Paper Rosettes Decorative Strip die by Tim Holtz, which will have the same exact look on your finished project.  Simply use the larger of the two rosettes, and assembly is exactly the same.

To die cut the paper rosettes, lay the Extended Spacer Platform down on your Big Shot, followed by an Extended Cutting Pad, the Mini Paper Rosettes Decorative Strip die, (cutting side up), your pattern paper, then another Extended Cutting Pad on top. Roll the sandwich through your Big Shot.  Decorative Strip Cutting Pads are also available to fit your spacer platform.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

You will then accordian fold the rosette, and hot glue the ends together.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Then finally, add a dab of hot glue to the center of a small circle and push the center of the rosette down onto the glue and hold in place till it's set.

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

To add the silver tinsel rope, first add a dab of hot glue to the center of the rosette, and taking the end of the silver rope, stick it into the glue, then quickly add another die cut on top, then wind the rope around the smaller die cut until you've gone all the way around, then snip off the end and tuck the end underneath.  Simple!

Patriotic Basket by Hilary Kanwischer

Adhere the rosette to the basket, fill with treats and secure the goody bag with tags and a glitter star.  These are so fun to create, and you can easily whip up a ton of these for your patriotic 4th!

Have an awesome day everyone, and I hope I've inspired you to create your own patriotic baskets.

Hilary Kanwischer

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Pattern paper and embellishments, (I used "Freedom" by Authentique Paper)
  • Glitter cardstock
  • Silver rope tinsel, (Melissa Frances)
  • Red & white bakers twine
  • White ric-rac ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Clear goody bags
  • Hershey "Kisses"

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