Hey friends, guess what? Yup... its Tuesday and its Katie here to welcome you to another fabulous day. I hope today is going well for you. I really wanted to do some sort of cute little St. Patrick's Day "something" and the pot of gold kept rolling around in my head. Well, I wasn't going to fiddle with a round pot so I decided that there wasn't any reason why the "pot" HAD to be perfectly round. So... I opted to stick with an easy and old favorite.
You really don't need a lot of supplies for this one and this little "pot" holds a lot of yummy gold! I want to make a couple more for the rest of the kiddos. Just a little treat for St. Patty's Day.
You will want to start with a black piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 6" and score at 2" on all 4 sides. I used my favorite scoring tool for this one... super easy.
You know the routine... cut on 2 opposite sides. The measurements are the same on all sides, so it doesn't really matter which 2 sides you pick.
Now its just a matter of folding your sides up. Now, there is a slight variation to this basket and you have a couple of options as to how you want to execute your steps.
If you are very exacting, you can always measure etc, but I thought this first method was precise enough for me :)
I put my sides together leaving the "square" look on the outside.
Once I think they are nice and even looking, I took a pencil and marked where I wanted to cut... this is just a cosmetic thing for my pot look. You can see where my pencil lines are.
The lines don't have to go all the way, they are really there to keep my cut clean. I then just lay those pieces down and take a ruler and exacto knife and cut along the line.
The cut does not line up with anything its just a straight clean cut following the line.
Once its cut then apply adhesive to the middle flap and fold on over up.
Now, the other way you can do it, is to do the exact same process but go ahead and apply your adhesive and then use your scissors to cut your bits off.
Now for the handles... you will need 2 strips of black cardstock measuring 1/2" x 4" and 4 small black brads.
Next you will want to use your 1/16" hole punch and punch on both sides of each handle and the sides of your box.
Now its time to apply your brads, I place my handle ends on the inside of my box.
So here's the thing... the way I put these handles on are for ME, different than I normally would, and I had to fiddle around with it to get it the right way, which is why I have pictures, just in case you are the same as me :)
The 1st step is basic... just put your brad in and attach the handle - easy peasy. Next, fold over the handle end as seen in the picture below.
Next, turn or flip the end that I'm holding so that the opposite is facing the basket... its hard to describe so I hope the next picture does it some justice.
Attach the brad and your handle will look like this. There is nothing the matter with having your handle go the other way and the only way you'll see this is by actually doing it. Just make sure both handles are put on the same way.
Next, press down where the handle changes direction... the picture below is the side view.
One you have your handles put on, its just time for a little bit of jazz... I grabbed some cute green plaid ribbon, BUT since the basket doesn't have completely straight sides I decided to add a bit of Scor tape to the top edge of it to keep it in place on my basket.
Then just attach to the topish part of the basket... I opted to have it just under the brads that attach the handles. The ribbon does NOT lay flat, but I don't think this is a detraction especially with this easy to handle ribbon.
Match up edges... I started in the center of the front because I will be attaching a bow to this spot later.
Then I grabbed this very simple St Pat's Clover stamp, stamped and cut out my image and placed it right smack in the center of the bow... the perfect fit and extra little touch!
And the last and final touch that makes the whole thing work are the GOLD COINS! I'm telling you, this little pot of gold doesn't look that big, but it sure holds a lot.
So, I hope you are feeling lucky :) Thanks for joining me this Tuesday and I wish you a very happy and productive day.
This is Katie signing off for Clearly iStamp.