Fall Basket with Gift Boxes | Amber Mitchell

Hey Hip Kit Club friends! Amber here on the blog today to share a fun project I created using the beautiful, fall-themed October kits. Fall is my favorite time of year for a number of reasons, one being that it is a season of giving and thanks. As such, I’m always trying to find new, fun ways to give gifts or treats to loved ones. And that is how this cute milk carton gift basket was created!

When it comes to this project,  the milk cartons could be swapped out for different gift boxes or goodies. The basket is really the star of the show here. To create it, I began by scoring a 9 by 7 inch piece of paper at 1.5 inches on all four sides. I then added stitching, as always, to give the box some texture before I assembled it. To assemble the box part of the basket, I cut the four squares in each corner of the paper into tabs and used those to adhere the box together. For the handle, I took a 1 by 12 inch strip of paper and secured it to the box using some eyelets. This will add to the longevity of the basket.

For the milk cartons, I followed a tutorial that can be found here. Cut-files or templates can also be used. As I said, the milk cartons can be substituted for a number of things. Gift boxes look so fun in this basket, but wrapped chocolates, cookies, and other treats would be just as fun.

To decorate my fall basket I used all of the wonderful embellishments from the October kits. This months kits offer so many different textures to work with–acetate, cardstock, vellum, and chipboard. Working with different textures can really add flare to a project and draw the eye in. I started by layering leaves and flowers along the handle of the basket. Then, as a statement piece, I added a gorgeous chipboard fox along with a chipboard sentiment for Fall.

When it came to decorating the milk cartons, I tried to keep the embellishing to a minimum to ensure they would still fit neatly in the basket. I began by stitching square blocks to all four sides of each milk carton. This added an extra layer of texture. Then I just layered up some fun embellishments on each one and finished off the entire project by adding a cute handmade tassel from my stash.

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This fall basket is so versatile and so fun to create! It would make such a sweet gift to give to your loved ones this season. Thanks for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today! I’ll see you next time with another fun project!

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