Saturday, August 26, 2017

Going on a Bear Hunt - Suzanne's 3 Teddy Bears Picnic Baskets

Hello Crafty Friends!
I hope your weekend is off to a relaxed and crafty start.
Today Suzanne takes her bears on a little picnic.... complete with picnic baskets to hold all their bear treats!

The August kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft is all about going on a Bear hunt, but I wanted to change it up a bit and have a teddy bears picnic instead of a Bear Hunt.   So here are my picnic baskets made with some paper from the Bobunny Weekend Adventures collection from the August kit.

I made a few basket all different sizes.  Two of them are made with dies that I own and the other two are just made using a scoreboard and scissors and it is really very easy.

Basket 1.
The first basket I made is the largest basket and I used my sizzix bigz die.  I used some cardstock to cut all the pieces and then I cut it out again with the BoBunny paper from the August kit and glued the paper to the cardstock.

I used the sizzix bigz die to cut the carkstock

I also cut some of the weekend adventures papers from the August kit

glued the paper to the cardstock
Once the glue has dried you can fold the pieces ready to glue them together
fold on the score lines
glue it all together
the basket put together

construct the handle
I used brads on each side of the handle so that the handle can move and then glued this to the basket side
the finished basket

Basket 2
The second basket I made is the middle sized basket, and for this one you will only need your scoreboard and scissors.
First you need a 6 x 6 inch piece of paper.  Score this at the 2 and 4 inch mark.  turn 90 deg and score at the 2 and 4 inch mark again so that your piece of paper is divided into 9 equal sized squares. 

scored at 2 and 4 inch
Cut up two sides to the 2 inch marks on two sides as shown below
Next cut each of the end squares in half also down to the 2 inch mark.

For the centre section, mark the middle then draw a line to the intersection and cut these pieces out so that you have a triangle shape left.  Draw some lines on the four inside flaps about 1/4 inch down and cut these pieces off also.

here you can see the lines that have been drawn 1/4 inch down the inside flap.  This has to be cut off.

1/4 inch piece has been cut off the four inside flaps
Now fold all the score lines and fold the two longer outside pieces together.  They should overlap.  Depending on how big and open you want your basket, will depend on how much you overlap these flaps.

flaps overlapped and glued together

now fold the two shorter flaps up over the already glued outer flaps.  They will go up over the edge of the basket but they will later be cut off.

Now fold the triangle piece up on the outside.  It will also go up over the edge of the basket.  You can now cut these overlapping pieces off in line with the top of the basket.
Cut two 1 1/4 inches circles and fold them in half to cover over the edges of the folded up pieces

For the handle, cut two 1/2 inch x 6 inch pieces of card and punch holes in both ends about 1/4 inch from both ends

Punch holes down about 1/4 inch from the edge of the basket on both sides of the basket and attach the handles with brads so that they will move.  You can round the end of the handles if you want to.

Here is the finished basket

See the video link below for how to make this basket.

Basket 3
The third basket is also made with a die and is super simple.  I used the paper from the August kit to make this basket.  You have to cut the die twice and glue it together.

glued together
Add the handle with brads so that it can move.
the finished basket

Here are the three finished baskets with teddies

Now just for the fun of it I made another basket.  It is a very small basket made in the same manner as basket 2.  I made it with a piece of paper that was 3 inches x 3 inches because Tiny Teddy wanted to get in on the action and so I decided to do a photoshoot with tiny teddy and some gorgeous little resin food pieces that I purchased recently.  I just thought it was too cute for words.  Hope you like it.

Here is tiny teddy on his picnic rug with his basket of yummy goodies.  He just needs a friend to help him eat it all.

You can see the video on how to make basket number 2 HERE.

You can get the August kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft HERE.

xx Suzanne xx

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