Monday, March 28, 2011

Petal Cone Candy Basket Tutorial

A tisket a tasket a green and yellow basket....  How about a green and polka dot basket?  
Made with the petal cone die, this little basket holds four chocolate eggs.
The side view shows how I curved the petals.
And the inside view shows an extra decorative layer made with the 2-1/2" circle punch and the holes for the chocolates.

To make this:
1. Cut two pieces of DSP with the Petal Cone die.
2. Make a score line two inches below the score line made by the die.   Cut one inch below this new score line.
3. Cut the small piece on the bottom left away.  Cut to the score line along the fold.
4.  Assemble basket with Sticky Strip.  Roll the upper part of each petal over a pencil to form a curve.
5.  Add a 5/8" x 10" handle.
6. On a 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" piece of scrap paper, arrange four circles punched with the 3/4" circle punch from post-it notes.
7.  Use the post-it notes as a guide and punch the scrap paper to make a template.
8. Score a 3" X 3" piece of DSP 1/4" from each edge.  Clip corners.
9. Place the template in the center and use the 3/4 punch to punch the four holes using the template as a guide.
10.  Fold the sides up and adhere.
11.  Using sticky strip on the outer edges,  adhere this piece inside the basket.
12.  Cut rings of DSP for decoration by punching with the 3/4" circle first then center the 1-1/4" circle punch around the hole and punch again.  Adhere rings around the four holes.
13.  Punch two pieces of contrasting DSP with the 2-1/2" circle punch.  Cut each in half.  Curve the pieces and adhere inside the basket as shown above.


  1. Great Tutorial, many thanks...;-)

  2. cute little basket, gotta make one for the girls.
    Marsha E

  3. OMG!!! This is just awesome and so is your other projects made with the petal cone!! I had a hard time picking but finally decided on this project to feature in My Crafty Picks #11 on 4-10-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care

  4. Love this cutie-patootie and love your blog too!! TFS the tutorial :D

  5. hello, Betty
    I just discovered your blog and I'm fascinated about your lovely petal cone projects!
    This basket is so cute!
    I hope that the petal cone die comes soon to Germany.

    hugs Regina