Slatted Basket

by Betty Traciak

This cute paper basket is perfect for spring.


  • Double-sided paper: one 12” X 12”, six 1” X 11”, one 1-1/4” X 12”, one 4” X 4” (optional)
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up!® products used here: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Honeycomb Embellishments)


  1. Step 1

    Score a 12” X 12” piece of double-sided paper or cardstock at 3/4”, 4”, 8” and 11 1/4”. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and repeat.

  2. Step 2

    Cutting on the score lines, cut away the corner rectangles. Cut in on the vertical score lines to where the score lines cross. Trim the tabs on a slight angle.

  3. Step 3

    Apply adhesive to the flaps.

  4. Step 4

    Fold on the score lines and assemble into a box. Bend the top flaps down.

  5. Step 5

    Cut six strips of double sided paper, 1” X 11”. Make a score line 3-1/2” from each end. Apply adhesive to the center of three strips and adhere to the bottom of the box, spacing them evenly.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere the remaining three strips perpendicular to the first three as shown.

  7. Step 7

    Apply adhesive to the top of each strip and adhere them just below the score line under the top flap.

  8. Step 8

    Repeat on all sides.

    (optional) For a finished look, cover the bottom of basket with a 4” X 4” piece of cardstock.

  9. Step 9

    Apply adhesive to the underside of the top flaps and secure. Cut a 1 1/4” X 12” piece of double-sided paper for the handle and attach to the inside of the basket. Decorate as desired to complete the project.



  1. Here are the measurements for smaller baskets.

    2 inch basket:
    Score 6" X 6" paper at - 3/8", 2, 4, and 5-5/8"
    Slats - 1/2" X 5-1/2"
    Handle - 3/4" X 8-1/2"

    3 inch basket:
    Score 9" X 9" paper at - 1/2", 3", 6", and 8-1/2"
    Slats - 3/4" X 8-1/2"
    Handle - 1" X 12"

Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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Betty, I LOVE your tutorial. I have admired those baskets. Years ago, Becca Feeken did one. She offered a PDF that could be used as a pattern and it came from some unfamiliar company. I considered it and downloaded the PDF, but never went further. Then I think Sizzix developed a steel die, but it seemed like an impractical purchase and I had gotten over my urge to create the basket. I am delighted to find that my restraint has been rewarded. Your basket is charming. I am likely to demo it to our local stamp club, though most of them are Splitcoast people and will have already seen it.
Celia Magro  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 5:28 AM
Very cute--great tutorial Betty! smile
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 6:51 AM
I did all the above too. I hope to find some moments so to try this soon.
Lorrayne Ingram  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 7:07 AM
Your directions and video were so clear, Betty. Thanks for not rushing through! This project would take me time to complete, but with an assembly line approach to the steps, I think the baskets could go together quickly. The theme could change with the seasons, depending on the double-sided paper used.
Diane, aka ciocidi  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 7:14 AM
Your basket is beautiful. I saw it previously and admired the beautiful papers you used to create it so I was hoping there would be a tutorial. My wish came true ... thanks so much for sharing this project with us!
Susan Nelson  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 7:34 AM
Oh this is JUST ADORABLE. I'll make one today. Thank you for the great directions and the terrific video.
Pssequimages  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 7:44 AM
Very cute. This is an excellent tutorial ! You made a pretty complex project easy. I plan to make these for Easter brunch.
Eileen Bednarz  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 7:48 AM
Betty, you did an awesome job with this tutorial! I plan to make the basket with the Birthday Bouquet paper since I have everything I need to make this! Thanks so much for such a clear explanation!
Susan Vater  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 9:02 AM
Gorgeous! I was looking for a pretty gift for some stamping friends and your tutorial is perfect! Thank you!
Nicole Steele  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 11:03 AM
This is so pretty and will be prefect for Easter...going to try and make this...I don't really have any pretty 12x12 paper...thank you so much for sharing this with us....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 11:28 AM
This was so much fun! In your supply list you say the handle is 1 1/4"x12 but in step 9 it says 1 1/2". I went with the supply list since I had already cut my paper, but thought I'd let you know the difference in the instructions. Thanks for a great tutorial!
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Got it, thanks Kathy!
dina  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM
You're welcome! I think I'm going to make another! LOL
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 4:53 PM
Wow - this is so cute - I had to try it right away! I made two already and am planning to make more. thanks for such a great tutorial!!
Wanda Radler  |  Wed Mar 16, 2016 at 10:27 PM
Thanks for pointing out the difference in the measurements. Both 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" widths for the handle work. I have made baskets with varying width handles and they all are fun!
Betty Traciak  |  Thu Mar 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM
this came out beautifully easy and fun thanks for the excellent instructions....was wondering if it could be done in a mini size...thanks
Joleen Toms  |  Fri Mar 18, 2016 at 1:11 PM
Thanks Joleen! And yes it can be made smaller. I am working on a 2" and 3" version tonight. The 2" basket is made with 6" X 6" inch paper and the 3" is made with 9" X 9". I will have the measurements very soon!
Betty Traciak  |  Fri Mar 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM
Here are the measurements for smaller baskets.

2 inch basket:
Score 6" X 6" paper at - 3/8", 2, 4, and 5-5/8"
Slats - 1/2" X 5-1/2"
Handle - 3/4" X 8-1/2"

3 inch basket:
Score 9" X 9" paper at - 1/2", 3", 6", and 8-1/2"
Slats - 3/4" X 8-1/2"
Handle - 1" X 12"
Betty Traciak  |  Fri Mar 18, 2016 at 5:49 PM
Love this basket, beautifully done!
Brigit Mann  |  Sat Mar 19, 2016 at 12:43 PM
Thanks Betty I have completed all three baskets now thanks to your instructions and had fun doing them ....
Joleen Toms  |  Mon Mar 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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