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How To Make An Easter Basket; Woodburning Step by Step Instructions and Ideas

Updated on March 20, 2011

Make A Woodburned Easter Basket

Select A Vessel To Woodburn

I purchased a bunch of wooden bowls a few years ago at one of those dollar store outlets. I have used some of them for different projects and liked the outcome, and at the price of $1.00, I figured I could not go wrong. I bought a dozen and stowed them away. I have not put them to work as Easter Baskets until now. This project requires the following list of tools and materials.

Materials Needed

  • Some kind of wooden vessel large enough to woodburn on
  • carbon paper or graphite paper
  • a design relating to Easter
  • acrylic paint asst. colors
  • masking tape
  • basket grass and Easter Basket Fillings
  • natural or colored raffia
  • 2 very small wood screws
  • tacky glue

Tools Needed

  • a woodburning pen
  • sandpaper, fine grade
  • artists paint brushes, assortment
  • water cup
  • hair dryer
  • a pencil
  • tiny screw driver
  • ice pick
  • scissors

Getting Started

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Gather tools and materialscut the paper design to fit the area where you are going to apply it and cut carbon paper the same size as the pattern you will useattach the pattern and carbon paper to the vesselcut slits to make pleats that will allow the pattern to lay flat
Gather tools and materials
Gather tools and materials
cut the paper design to fit the area where you are going to apply it and cut carbon paper the same size as the pattern you will use
cut the paper design to fit the area where you are going to apply it and cut carbon paper the same size as the pattern you will use
attach the pattern and carbon paper to the vessel
attach the pattern and carbon paper to the vessel
cut slits to make pleats that will allow the pattern to lay flat
cut slits to make pleats that will allow the pattern to lay flat

Trace Over All of The Deign With A Red Ink Pen

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All taped down and ready to trace overUse a red pen to trace your patternRemove all the paper and tape
All taped down and ready to trace over
All taped down and ready to trace over
Use a red pen to trace your pattern
Use a red pen to trace your pattern
Remove all the paper and tape
Remove all the paper and tape

Applying A Design

Now that you have everything you need, let's get started. Here are step by step directions and a photo presentation that will explain each process.

  • Make sure you have all of your tools and materials at hand
  • Cut the design that you have chosen to woodburn on your vessel the size of the area you want to apply it to
  • Cut the carbon paper to fit the same size as the design paper
  • Using a small piece of masking tape, attach the design paper backside to the back of the carbon paper
  • Attach the two papers to the vessel using masking tape
  • Cut a few slots, like pleats, so that the design will fit flat on the surface you will be drawing on (this is only necessary if the papers are buckling)
  • Tapes the pleats down at the bottom of the vessel using masking tape

Burn That Baby

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Be creative as you workburn it however you likeAdd a SignatureLeave a message and date if you want
Be creative as you work
Be creative as you work
burn it however you like
burn it however you like
Add a Signature
Add a Signature
Leave a message and date if you want
Leave a message and date if you want
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Wood Burning Your Pattern

Now you can start woodburning. Be very careful and practice safety at all times. Do all of the design as you want and when you finish you can add your signature to the bottom. This would also be a good place to add a nice message if you are making the basket for a gift.

Decorate Your Finished Woodburning With Acrylic Paint and Add A Raffia Handle

Now you can finish this Easter Project by painting it and adding a handle.

  • Paint your design the way you want it
  • Use a hair dryer to speed the drying time on your paint
  • Add a handle using a raffia braid
  • Make your braid
  • Tie a knot at the ends making it the length of choice
  • poke holes in opposite sides of the vessle edge using an ice pick
  • Use very small screws
  • Secure the handle by driving the screws through the raffia knot and into the wooden edge of the vessel

Click on the link below to find an answer to G-Ma's Request

Where did the Easter Bunny originate from? This new hubber had one answer about the origin of the Easter Bunny ............http://hubpages.com/_1ds7vvbju74gd/request/4075/best

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    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      6 years ago from NW Indiana

      oops!

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      leyah 

      6 years ago

      so hard to make mine. then my one broke in two peices

    • pink888 profile image

      pink888 

      8 years ago from Hawaii

      Basket looks super cute! But wood burning pen looks expensive~...

    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Cannot believe I missed this one, but what a great idea to use pyrography for decorating an Easter basket.

    • Angela Harris profile image

      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      This is gorgeous. I have always wanted to try woodburning. I even bought a kit once, but didn't follow through. Now that the kids are all starting to become independent and all, maybe I'll have time to try it. Thanks for the idea!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      fun hub thanks for sharing. regards Zsuzsy

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      10 years ago from NW Indiana

      Compu-smart, Thank-you very much. I hope to improve on my next instructional hub. I have so much to learn but am making progress. The HubPages are really a fun way for me to learn. Thanks again.

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      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Very artistic hub with extreamly easy detailed instructions!!

      It looks like G-Ma,s wish will come true!:)

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      10 years ago from NW Indiana

      Thank you so much for the admiration. I will ship this to you if you e-mail an address. Happy Easter! I'm not kidding.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Oh sweetie that is adorable...I love it. My gift this year to the 6 year old I have cared since he was 4 months old is a BatHouse me and my EX made a few years ago. We built them according to directions for bats and then scrolled with the scroll saw the word BATHOUSE in fancy letters and put it on the front. They need to be placed high though and the boys dad has put up a very tall pole for it...so should work. what a everlasting basket you have made :o) and a lucky person who receives it...wish it was ME. and HAPPY EASTER C.S. G-Ma :o) hugs

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