Paper Basket [Free Printable + Cutting File]

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I love Pinterest. Sometimes I get the most WONDERFUL Ideas! That’s where this little guy came from. He is in no real sense my original creation. I saw this wonderful paper basket post from 2009 on The Little Blue Room, and thought it was SO CUTE! So, the next step was to make a cutting file for the paper basket, so that I could make multiples in a flash for Easter. And the step after THAT is sharing them all with you. =D

Here’s the original from The Little Blue Room: 

What You Need:

  • Card stock of your choice
  • Pretty colored brad
  • One of these paper basket template files:
    PaperBasket.SVG (Right-click and select “Save link as…”)
    PaperBasket.PDF (Simply print on your card stock, fold on dotted lines, cut on solid ones.)

How You Make It:

  1. Once you have your parts all cut, its time to assemble. (Note: Rachel from The Little Blue Room chalked the edges of her paper for more dimension. I like mine more “clean”) Start by taking the two longest strips from one side and gluing those together. Then, layer the next two (one from each side,) and finally the last two. Repeat for the other side.
    Photo Credit: The Little Blue Room
  2. Once those tabs are dry, glue the triangle up to complete the side. Then, glue a circle on top (folded in half) to disguise any nasty edges. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Punch a hole for your brad in the center of the circle. (If you’d like to do a 2 handled version like the one from the Little Blue Room, simply cut another handle, and punch holes on either side of the circle.)
  4. Thread your brad through the handle and then the basket. Repeat on the other side.
That’s it! I hope everyone has a fantastic Easter- I know I will! Enjoy time with your loved ones!
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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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17 thoughts on “Paper Basket [Free Printable + Cutting File]

  1. Love this basket. I am so glad someone made it in to a cut file. The SVG file doesn’t seem to be working. Thank you

    1. Danielle, I’m glad you like it! Can you be more specific about what issues you’re having with the SVG? Remember, to download the file you mist right-click and select “Save link as…” otherwise you get a bunch of code in your browser. ;D Let me know what I can do to help!

    1. Hey Carole!

      Which of the files are you referring to? In the SVG the center lines are dashed. I don’t own a cricut so I’m not sure why that doesn’t work?

  2. Hi there! This is soooo adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the files…I read the previous comments, and I’m not sure if you were able to get more responses from the posters, but the SVG file does not work. It cuts a bunch of random lines and angles, but does not cut it out as one big shape. I don’t know if this was what others were experiencing? It saves and imports just fine, but the cuts do not work. Dying to try it out!

    1. Hey Lauren,

      No one answered back about the Cricut. Like I mentioned, I don’t own one so there is no way for me to troubleshoot it. =C Is there a program you typically open them with that will allow you to edit/fix it? I’ll be happy to upload a new version for cricut users if there is one that works.

  3. Merci pour ta gentillesse de nous partager ce beau petit panier. Il est magnifique, j’adore le scrap et je pourrais facilement passer mes journées à regarder le travail de gens comme toi. J’en fais aussi et j’aime tellement ça. Encore une fois, merci pour tout.

  4. I would like to cut out the paper basket on my cricut machine. Unfortunately the file will not work. Instead of scoring all the fold lines, it cuts them. I have put my pressure down to low and my blade down to 3 and it cuts right through. What can I do to prevent this.

    1. Karen,

      I’m glad you like it! Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the Cricut machines. Do they have software to transfer the file to the machine? With the Silhouette I can change certain lines to “no cut” in the software. Can you try importing the PDF instead of the SVG?

  5. Thank you so much for the cut file. I made these last year from another website I had pinned and cut them all by hand. Much quicker with the cut file. Thanks again they make beautiful baskets to put a few little easter eggs in.

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