Video: DIY Basket Treat & Card with Recipe

Hello! I have again teamed up with my dear friend Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes. Melanie came up with a yummy mini Ginger Carrot Cake recipe. And me? I came up with a simple DIY paper basket and card to go with it.

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails below.]
The basket is quick and easy to make and can be adjusted to make baskets of other sizes. The basket I made works great for any mini loaf treat – you could even do mini pumpkin breads, etc. It would even be great to hold Easter candy! The video also shows how to easily make a large paper bow. This is a great way to save money… instead of buying lots of ribbons.
I used the Impression Obsession bunnies and Clearly Besotted Grass dies to decorate my basket and card, but you could use anything you have on hand. The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things Easter Bunny set.
You can see Melanie’s cute little mini carrot cake in the basket below…

If you haven’t been to Melanie’s blog, I highly recommend it! My family loves her slow cooker chicken Parmesan sandwiches and her simple sweet cornbread. I also loved doing our collaboration last month for the Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies and Shamrock Treat Download.

Thanks for stopping by!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH

29 CommentsCards, My Favorite Crafty Things, Other Projects

  1. Lindsey

    so cute i love the basket

  2. Faith R.

    Cute. Basket and card! Jennifer. Thank you.

  3. Ohhhh it’s so cute !!!

  4. Mary Anne Perlmutter

    Jennifer love this little box. Will be making this over and over again to share my homemade treats with friends and family. Happy Easter!

  5. Geralyn

    Your basket and card are so cute. I just made a loaf of bread for a new Mom and the basket is perfect to put it in. I also love the bow and bunnies. Thanks for another great video.

  6. Joleen

    Jennifer, this was so cool, thank you so much for sharing all of your God given talent with us! I love this idea and will be making it for my granddaughters for Easter. Again, thank you so much, you are totally awesome!!

  7. WAY TOO CUTE Jennifer! Love that little bunny!:)

  8. sherry Bleach

    Cute….can I have the carrot cake too?

  9. Jeannine Brenner

    Adorable basket and card! This would be a perfect little treat for my daughters teacher! TFS!

  10. Cortney Skerl

    Oh wow, those ARE the cutest bunny dies!

  11. Debbie M

    Adorable card and basket set! Thanks again for sharing.

  12. KathyJH

    Great video! Love the basket and that bow looks so easy to make. And I love the little bunnies.

  13. SusanK

    Cute way to deliver a handmade treat! And the foods you mentioned sound super yummy – gotta go look at those! On another note…did you giveaway the mini ink blending tools on the first? Can’t wait for the next on-line card class…watercolor!

  14. WoW!!
    I LOVE your FUN Basket and that Mini Loaf is looks TOO Yummie!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  15. janet Wilson

    Adorable :)

  16. Colleen P

    SO Cute! What a fun neighbor gift this would be. Thanks for the idea!

  17. Gabby

    Great card and basket! So pretty. Thanks for the video. I appreciate the instruction on how to easily make the basket and bow. Melanie’s carrot bread recipe is a little different than mine so I think I’ll give it a try. :)

  18. Christine Sudmann

    How darling! Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas :O)

  19. Randee S

    Cute basket and card. A great idea to make a gift of bread, etc extra special. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Sweet! So simple, yet so adorable. Love the bow. TFS!

  21. Patsann

    I just love this little basket and the bunnies. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Great card and very cute basket. Thanks for the bow tip. It is really cool!

  23. Dottie J

    How adorable! Will be making this with my 5 year old grandson who is visiting the week before Easter.

  24. Carmen S

    Thanks for the link to Melanie, got the recipe. The basket is super cute, I am looking forward to find the time to surprise my girls with such a cute treat. Thanks for the tips about the bow….love it

  25. Judy Shirley

    love it!

  26. JLBOhio

    Oh my gosh!!! I love this!! I might make some baskets like this for Teacher Appreciation Day!

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