Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picnic Basket Tutorial by Leonie

Isnt it the sweetest little picnic box??  i have used two Tildas from the Cozy Autumn collection!  Both coloured with copics and the paper is Cosmo Cricket.

ok now here is the instructions!!

Cut the following pieces out of cardstock.

1: Handle: 2cm x 30 cm.

2: Yoke: 2cm x 18 cm. On this I scored a line 4 cm in from each side.

3: The box: 18 x 22 cm. On This I score a line 4 cm in from every side. Then cut in along the score lines on the long sides til you meet the next score line so you end up with flaps that you then fold in to form the box.

4. Cover: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. On this you need to score at 3cms and then 9cms from each end.   you should end up with a 2cm section in the middle.  this is where you attach it to the yoke a bit later.  i also used a corner rounder on my ends but this is not necessery.

I would then put the patterned paper on at this point while its easier. You wont need to decorate the yoke bit as you wont see it.

Fold the flaps in on the box and glue to form the base box. Find the centre of the box sides and glue on the yoke piece so that it runs across the middle of the box.

Then you need to attach the lid to your box.  The middle section of your lid gets glued to the yoke.
You can then attach the handle.  You can either glue the handle or attch with brads if you want it to move. 
And thats it!!  Now decorate to your hearts content!!  And fill with something yummy like chocolates.
i'm using mine to give to my daughters teacher as a small christmas gift filled with yummy chocolates and candy canes.

I have used Apple Tilda and Tilda with Cherry BAsket from the Cozy Autumn collection.  Doohickey die for the 'lace', Organza ribbon and flowers all from Bizzy Bec's.  Copics are also available in store at an awesome price!!


Loz said...

Oh WOW Leonie, this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us - will be giving this one a go! Love your colouring ♥

Unknown said...

Leonie that is one cute picnic box that I will be making for someone. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Pamment said...

Noe this is just ADORABLE!!!! And thanx sooo much for the instructions - it's on my to do list!!!

Jackie Thomas said...

Fab tutorial Leonie. Will be definitely be giving this one a go. Hugs Jackie

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous picnic basket Leonie, thank you for the tutorial, now on my to do list too lol! Take CareX:)

Jac Piper said...

thanks for the tutorial. Love this box and will definately give it a go.Jac

angelique (anlou) said...

such a gorgeous picknic basket hun
thanks for the tutorial
hugs angelique

Joey said...

Gorgeous box, your colourwork is stunning, thanks for entering my candy, good luck. Joey.xx

Kylie said...

What a great tutorial. Will have to give this one a go! Thanks.