Homemade Cardstock Baskets ~ Sweet Party Favors

A couple weeks ago, my son’s Preschool teacher gave each child a construction paper basket to take home.  The baskets were simple, but adorable and got my wheels turning.

These cardstock baskets would be fun favors for a little girl’s flower power birthday party, a baby shower or even a bridal shower.  Simply dress them up with theme colors, add filling, a ribbon, message and fill them with a fun little favor.  Hang them on a guest’s chair or a cool screen.


Get creative!  For a girl’s birthday, fill the basket with a couple silk flowers and flower jewelry and you’re set.  For a shower, try an edible treat.  Maybe gourmet chocolates or professionally decorated sugar cookie to suit the theme.  I think I may even use these as Tea Party favors.



The large basket was made with 12×12 Scrapbook Paper Cardstock.  The left smaller basket with 8×11 (cut to square) cardstock and the purple basket was the construction paper basket my son’s teach made.  Pipe cleaner handles are used for the two smaller baskets.  I made the embellishment and message with my Silhouette Cameoalthough you could also use a hand-held circle/scallop cutter and then hand write the message.


Have fun!

Linked with:  The Shabby Creek Cottage, Craftionary, An Original Belle, Tip Junkie, Preschool Powol Packets, 733 Blog, Somewhat Simple, Tutus & Tea Parties, Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling

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  1. So pretty! I’m very inspired!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just what I was looking for for my daughters birthday. Thanks.

  3. That is adorable! You could use it for so many things! I love how simple it is too! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday–I’m going to pin this too!

  4. These are lovely! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

  5. Those would be a perfect idea for favors! What a wonderful tutorial you have provided. Megan

  6. That’s beautiful!!! I love to try this out. Perfect for party favors. I’m very sure kids would totally love it!