Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How to Make Paper Food Baskets

The other night we were having corn fritters with dinner when I got this crafty idea. I was steering at the paper basket that the fritters came in and thought they would look good in other prints rather than the traditional red gingham. I was picturing, duck prints for baby showers, princess prints for birthday parties and so on. So later that night I deconstructed the basket and made a template. It was so easy to make that I had to share.

Supplies:
Card stock
Scissors
Glue


Right click, copy, save, and print template on the back side of card stock.

Cut out template. It should look something like the picture above.

Flip over, fold in each flap and then unfold.


Fold corner in and glue. Do this for all four corners.

Line with wax paper. Add some good food and you're set.

* To make mini versions, just scale down the template. Smaller versions might be cute to go with some felt french fries.

25 comments:

Deanna said...

Must make some of those! Brilliant! Perfect party trays!! Thanks for sharing!

Dot said...

What a great idea! I don't care that this isn't food, I'm going to link this on Foodwhirl.com :)

Dot said...

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http://foodwhirl.com/spotlight/spotlight-how-to-make-paper-food-baskets

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

What a creative idea!!! Awesome! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing such a lovely idea!
Beth

Wendy said...

Fan-flipping-tastic! I think I'll try this with left over cereal boxes.

Kit said...

Love these! What an awesome idea. I'm seeing cuteness at my next party! :)

Anonymous said...

You mention you can scale down for small containers, yet it's very small here. What size should it be for the regular containers?

Jill

Jas. said...

love it for parties - you can just choose the card stock!

Fuji Mama said...

What a fabulous idea!!! These would be fabulous for a birthday party.

Candy Bello said...

how beautiful!

:)
Candy

Cami said...

Geez, you're amazing! I LOVE this idea, I can't wait to make these for us!

Just4Khix said...

Such a simple thing that we see every day, and you clicked on how to actually use it. You are amazing! Great for my grandson's birthday party treats.

Lilly Higgins said...

Such a lovely idea! Brilliant. These are perfect for when I give baked goods like cupcakes to people, I can never find something cute to put them in! Thanks! x Lilly

juliecache said...

I have a house party coming up. this will be perfect!

Ayie said...

you always make use of cute papers!

potenta said...

@Deanna: more than brilliant. I`ll post some of your articles on my parenting website.

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Love this idea. There are times when plates just aren't convenient. What a lovely alternative to old fashioned flat paper plates. Thanks for this great idea. I'll be linking on Facebook.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You are so amazingly creative. Where to link to this? Daily DIY? Camping? Family Reunion? 4th of July? All of them? YES! So many possibilities for this craft!

Liz said...

I just love these! I often share my cupcakes and these would be great! Thanks so much!
~Liz

Ginger said...

Liz loved how you did your basket .
This is a handy trick to have some ready for little ones.loved your blog and clever ideas!

KelleBelle said...

I am making these for this weekend's SnB!

Jill said...

Thanks for the template! I might use this for a dessert table I'm putting together for a party.

Erin said...

Great idea...thanks so much for sharing!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Too cute - and the cookies look delish. :>) I linked on my weekly roundup - thanks for sharing!

-rebecca said...

great idea, so sweet! thanks for sharing this! -rebecca

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