DIY Paper Basket : How to Make Easy Accordion Paper Basket for Chocolates!

Chocolates are the favourite of all. Our mouth starts watering when we hear the name chocolates. It serves as a perfect sweet option during Diwali or Christmas. Children are especially fond of it and love to savour it. It would be even better and attract more if the chocolates are presented in decorative baskets. It suits the occasion and the curiosity increases. Considering all these facts, we will show you how to make an easy DIY paper basket for chocolates which can also be used for gifting purpose.

Accordion DIY Paper Basket

Let’s see the step by step tutorial on how to make an easy accordion DIY paper basket for chocolates!

Things Needed

Accordion basket diy

  • Cardboard
  • Colour papers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative pearls
  • White paper
  • Golden pearls
  • Glue stick

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Procedure To Make DIY Paper Basket

Step 1

  • Take a colour paper sheet and fold it into two equal halves.
  • Cut along the folded portion.
  • We need 6 such pieces.
  • Fold each piece into small strips in either direction to form an accordion.
  • Make 6 such accordion pieces.

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  • Paste each piece end to end and repeat this process for all the six pieces.
  • Paste the two ends of the accordion sheet to form a circle.

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Step 2

  • Take a cardboard and cut out a circle from it.
  • Take the same colour paper sheet and draw an outline using the cardboard circle piece.
  • Cut the outer portion of the sheet into small pieces from the base of the circle till the edges.
  • Paste the cardboard on the circular sheet and use the cut out portions to cover the backside of the cardboard.

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  • Give the circular accordion a basket shape with your hand.
  • Paste the basket on the circular cardboard. It forms the base of the basket.

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Step 3

  • To make the handle of the basket, use a thin cardboard strip measuring 2cm in diameter.
  • Cut out 2 colour paper strips measuring 4 cm in diameter.
  • Paste the 2 strips end to end and use it to wrap the cardboard strip.
  • On the inner side of the cardboard strip paste another colour paper sheet and wrap it completely.
  • Use glue and stick the handle at both sides of the basket.

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Step 4

  • We will now prepare decorative flowers to decorate the basket.
  • With a ruler, measure 4.5*4.5 cm dimension on a white paper sheet and cut it out.
  • In a similar manner, measure 5.5*5.5 cm dimension and cut the paper sheet.
  • We need 9 such pieces of the smaller dimension and 3 pieces of the higher dimension.

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  • Fold these pieces twice from the centre.
  • Fold it in a triangle shape and draw a leaf shape on the pieces.
  • Cut along the leaf shape and open the folded pieces to get a paper flower.

Paper flower

  • Paste the flowers on the handle of the baskets, the larger ones forming the base of the handle.
  • Similarly, fold the paper flowers into two halves and paste them at the bottom of the basket.

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Step 5

  • It is now time to decorate the basket.
  • Use decorative pearls and stick them on the flowers.
  • Similarly, use golden pearls on the outer and inner base of the cardboard for decoration.
  • Stick the decorative pearls on the accordion basket on both the outer and inner surface.

Diy accordion paper craft

Your accordion basket is now ready to use. You can keep some chocolates inside and gift it to your loved ones. Your near and dear ones will simply love this basket and it is a great craft to showcase your creativity. Hope you enjoyed learning this accordion basket. It is simple and easy to make.

Happy crafting!!

Wall Hanging : Amazing Handmade Decoration Ideas!

Walls are an important component of any house and it is equally important to decorate them. No one likes empty walls. There are several decorative items available in the market such as wall paintings, wall decals and stickers, wall hangings etc which can be used to decorate the walls. Wall hangings look attractive and give the walls a unique look. These wall hangings can be easily prepared at home using your creativity. Below is one such elegant wall hanging which can be used as a home decor.

Wall Hanging

Things Required

Things need for quilling wall hanging

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Quilling needle
  • Quilling strips (pink, navy blue, yellow and blue)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Satin ribbon
  • Decorative pearls
  • Lighter
  • Tweezers
  • Plain paper
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun

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Step by Step Procedure to Make Decorative Wall Hanging for Christmas Decoration!

Step 1-

  • Take the navy blue quilling strip.
  • Use a quilling needle to make a loose coil from the strip.
  • Seal the ends using glue.
  • Use your fingers to give it the shape of a leaf.
  • Take a pink strip and wrap it around the blue leaf to form a dual coloured leaf.
  • Make several such leaves and keep it aside.

Diy quilling home decor

Step 2-

  • Take a yellow and blue quilling strip.
  • Join the ends of both the strip.
  • Use a quilling needle to form a tight coil.
  • Ensure that the yellow strip forms the inner portion of the coil and the blue strips surround the same.
  • With your finger, gently push the yellow coil so that it pops out slightly.
  • Prepare several such coils and keep aside.

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Step 3-

  • Draw a circle on the cardboard using a pencil and a round object.
  • With the help of scissors cut out the circle and keep it aside.
  • Take a plain sheet and draw another circle of the same dimension, similar to the cardboard.
  • Paste the paper circle on the cardboard.

Cardboard decor

  • Draw an inner circle on the cardboard using a pencil.

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  • Paste the dual coloured leaf on the outer edges of the circle.

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Step 4-

  • Take 4 pink quilling strips.
  • Join the strips end to end.
  • Now measure the inner circle on the cardboard with this quilling strip and roll the same to form a circle.
  • Seal the edges using glue.
  • Paste this pink circle on the inside of the leaf arrangement.

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  • Paste the blue and yellow small coils on the inside of this pink circle.
  • Again make a smaller pink circle and paste it on the inside portion of the dual coloured coils.

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Step 5-

  • Now take the satin ribbon measuring 2.5*2.5cm in dimension.
  • Cut it into equal pieces of this measurement.
  • Burn the ribbon strands using a lighter.

Quilling diy wall hanging

  • Fold the ribbon pieces into triangular shape.
  • Fold it 3 times to obtain the shape of the petal.
  • Burn and seal one of the edges. Cut the base of the petal and seal it completely.
  • Make several such petals.

Quilling diy wall decor

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Step 6-

  • Paste these ribbon petals on the innermost surface of the cardboard leaving the centre blank.
  • In the centre stick the yellow and blue coloured coils.
  • Decorate the petals using decorative pearls on each of the petals.

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Step 7-

  • We will now make a paper loop which can be used to hang the decorative piece.
  • Take 4 blue strips and stick one another at their ends.
  • Roll it around a circular object.
  • Seal the ends using craft glue.
  • Use your fingers to give it a triangular shape.

Quilling wall decor diy

  • Paste this triangular loop at the back of the circular cardboard.

Diy quilling wall decor

Your wall hanging is now ready to use. You can use this wall hanging to decorate the walls of your living room or bedroom. It is easy to make and gives an altogether unique look to the walls. Hope you enjoyed making this craft. The video of this wonderful wall hanging is available in the link: https://youtu.be/25j42GVLi_4

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Happy crafting!!