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Friday, 15 August 2014

Flower Basket Tutorial

Flower Basket
           Hi friends, Dr Sonia here with another post showcasing the versatility of the Flower Punch Board.First of all Thank you so much for the awesome support on my Flower Punch Board tutorial -- it was my first DT post and I was ever so anxious but your comments assuaged all my fears!!
        Often when I get a new craft toy I obsess about it [ do you do that too?] and try to cook up different ways to use it.7 -petal Flowers made with the Flower punch board tend to stand upright and that gave me the idea to make flower baskets with them.
Floral bouquet
These Paper Baskets are quick and easy to make and will look good as home decor or party favours. I can just imagine filling up the baskets with little trinkets or candy as return gifts!
How to make easy Flower Baskets
If you missed the Easy flower making tutorial do read it first as I don't want to repeat the basic steps of how to use the flower punch board again.
Flower Basket tutorial 
Punch and accordion fold a  5 inch flower [S ]flower and 3 inch [XXS ]flower
Flower Basket tutorial 
Make a 7 petal flower from the  5 inch flower folded strip and curve out the edges using the shaping tool included in the Flower punch board
Flower Basket tutorial 
The flower can stand upright like a basket but to make it  sturdier  you can add a cylindrical base for your flower basket .Fold a 7 x 1 1/4 inch paper strip in half lengthwise[ you don't have to exactly follow this measurement-- I liked the shape this set of measurements gave!]. Glue the ends of this strip to get a circular shape and glue it on to the undersurface of the flower.
Flower Basket tutorial 
You need to be quite generous with the glue in this step and be patient to let the glue dry while holding the parts!
Flower Basket tutorial 
Make a 7 petal 3 inch diameter flower following the Flower punch board tutorial  and stick it inside your larger flower. If there is still a gap in the center add a punched circle to the center.
Flower Basket tutorial 
Make a handle using matching card stock - again no hard and fast rules about the measurement [I used 11 x 1 inch strip] and taper the ends as shown in the pictorial above to allow easy gluing into the basket.
Flower Basket tutorial 
I inserted the tapered ends of the handle under my smaller flower [ you can actually glue on the handle before you glue on the smaller flower!]
Flower Basket tutorial 
The picture above shows the Flower basket on its stand. I couldn't resist adding a Resin flower on the handle of my flower basket!
Resin Flower
Adding the resin flower tended to make my basket topple over [Oops!!!]
Resin flower
So salvaged the project by adding a bouquet of flowers to the basket!
Foam flowers Mulberry Flowers
Poked foam flowers, mulberry flowers and pollens [ these are normal pollens dressed up with floral tape] into play-dough [ instead of floral sponge!!] and added them inside the flower basket.
Flower Basket
Using the same tutorial steps you can make baskets as large as 12 inches in diameter !Here are a couple of  Flower Baskets I made- The photo shows 2 versions - one is quite roomy and can hold your pretty trinkets or party favours.The big flowers on the handles of the baskets were also made with the flower  punch board.
Flower Basket tutorial
I hope you enjoyed the easy basket tutorial ....do tell me how it is.
If you have not got bored of the flower punch board tutorials I can also share how to make the roomier basket too...do drop a comment!
I hope I am tempting you to get the Flower Punch Board which is on sale right now at Crafters Corner!
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21 comments:

  1. wow!! these are gorgeous Sonia!! you and your kid are genius!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina for the supportive words

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  2. superb creation doc sonia ,love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Megha am glad my post enticed you to comment-- hardly see you around blogland these days!

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  3. These baskets are beautiful, Dr.Sonia. Totally love the idea and your pretty floral arrangement too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ha Ha Hussena making the basket was easy-- doing the flower arrangement was the tough one for me!!

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  4. Hats off to your art of making tutorials.....awesome way of explaining......love you doctor.

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    1. Thank you so much Shalini....I tend to take dozens of photos for a tutorial and its always a challenge which photo to include in the tutorial !

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  5. Flowers all the way! superb job here, Sonia. Loved the way all the baskets look.

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  6. Wow! Dr Sonia they are soooo pretty ..i think this flower punch board is amazing and your idea of making baskets out of it is Superb.. want to grab the basket with lavender n yellow flowers ..:D

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  7. Thank you so much Radhika for such eloquent words!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the flower basket tutorial Dharshana

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  9. oh these baskets are adorable.Like you said,perfect for favors.The flower arrangement looks so pretty.Great work.

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    1. Yes Pallvai they are perfect cutie holders for party favours and I recently made the bigger version too which can serve as a beautiful center piece

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  10. The baskets are so cute....Sonia...great idea...

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu '''glad you like my flower basket idea

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  11. Such an amazing article and very interesting detail about the flowers basket i really love it.
    holiday flowers

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