Friday, March 25, 2011

How to Make Quick and Easy Easter Baskets Out of Cricut Cupcake Wrappers

Today, I want to share with you my design project for Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.

I recently saw a cute Easter Basket in a magazine and it got me thinking. Why not make an Easter Basket using a Cricut cupcake wrapper?

I used the Lori’s Garden cupcake wrapper on page 29 to make the basket and sized it using the fit-to-page function on the Imagine. If you don’t have Lori’s Garden, don’t worry, you can use any Cricut Cupcake wrapper for this project. Yahoo! You can also make baskets for different occasions.

The thing about Cricut cupcake wrappers is they do not have a bottom, so my first challenge was to create one. I used a 2 ½ inch Reynolds silver foil baking cup.

I cut off about one inch on the end of the Imagine cupcake wrapper so it would fit perfectly around the Reynolds’s liner and secured the wrapper with tape. Next I attached the Reynolds liner to the inside of the wrapper with sticky tape. I didn’t worry about finishing the inside of the basket, since it was going to be filled with Easter grass and candy. The bottom of the basket is now silver, but you could use any color cupcake liner. I chose the foil, because it was stronger.

Next I cut a handle ¾ x 11 ½ inches and trimmed with my scalloped scissors. A punch would also work. I added ribbon and attached the handle to the inside of my basket, added Easter grass and candy and was done.

Lori’s Garden Imagine cartridge
Baking cup or paper cupcake liner I used Reynolds 2 ½ inch silver foil
Ribbon from my stash
Punch or decorative scissors

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

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Connie Scraps said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing,

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Connie!

Anonymous said...

Linda,your basket is adorable. What punch did you use? I am going to make some for my Easter table.


Jodie R said...

So cute and so creative, Linda!! I LOVE your projects and I love that most of the time you post videos. (Even though you didn't this time, I just wanted you to know that I love it.)



Angi Barrs said...

I need to make some of these for my students. Adorable idea. :)

MizMaryAnn said...

You're just so creative. I love that you take all the thinking away from me and make my life so much easier!
Miz Mary Ann

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

This is an awesome idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kate said...

This is such a fabulous idea, Linda! You are always so full of creativity. Your little basket has turned out beautifully!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh!!! I have to laugh because I have been thinking of all sorts of overly complicated ways to make paper baskets and this is just perfect. Now I feel silly for making things harder than they needed to be, as your project is gorgeous!

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