Hi friends, it’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a quick picnic basket gift project! Summertime is the best time for picnics, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a full day or even pack a full picnic basket. Instead, make a mini picnic basket with paper, fill it with a quick treat, and deliver it to someone special! I created a basket to fill with muffins for a quick morning drop-off to a sweet friend! It was quick and easy and I love how it turned out – I hope she does too!
Here’s a quick photo tutorial for making this project. Start by downloading a digital cut file for the picnic basket. Cut it out twice – once out of woodgrain paper, for the outside; and once out of this traditional red and white gingham print to line the inside. The purpose of this is two-fold; to replicate an actual picnic basket AND to make it heavy-duty!
Be sure to cut the mirror image for the inside (liner) of the basket. Next, glue the two layers together.
Now begin assembling the basket. Be sure to use extra strong adhesive to hold everything together!
Next, add the lid and handle with small brads. Aren’t those flaps perfect for the lid?!?
Finally, just to add a little finishing touch, layer a few die-cuts and tie them onto the handle of the basket.
Here’s a look at the completed basket.
To complete the project, add a treat (or two! These bakery muffins fit inside perfectly!).
Now deliver a sweet treat to a special friend or neighbor!
A picnic for breakfast! What could be more fun than that? Not much!
Supplies I used to create this project:
Simple Life “Music” Patterned Paper
Simple Life “Bougainvillea” Patterned Paper
Simple Life “Simple Greetings” Patterned Paper
Simple Life Ephemera Die Cuts