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Mar 17, 2018

Spring Tulips in a Basket

Long ago at the beginning of this blog I created a sliceform basket and "filled" it with puppies.
This updated (new files!) slice form basket is bursting with spring tulips, a perfect flower basket for Easter.




finished sliceform basket with tulips front view





How to make a spring basket of tulips sliceform


Make it!
 
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tulip sliceform basket cut file


Cut basket pieces from two sided card stock.
Cut lots of flowers and leaves (the pink and green pieces).  I used 26 sets.

Assemble the flowers

Slide together the two flower pieces.

Glue the stem across the slot of the piece with one long slot, inside the bottom slot of the two-slotted piece.  This locks the tulips pieces together.

Dotted line is the long slot.  The stem is glued to the long-slotted tulip.

tulip sliceform basket tulip

Here I have bent back the short-slotted piece to show the stem glued across the long slot.

tulip sliceform basket glue tulip






Assemble the basket

This sliceform basket is a little tricky because the slots are angled. Pieces tend to come unattached as you're adding other pieces. As I work I keeping turning the piece and re-seating anything that's coming apart.

1.Contents and inside sides

Fold up the bottom tabs on the contents (purple).
Note that your "contents" piece is shaped differently.  (I borrowed these assembly photos from the puppy basket post.)


tulip sliceform basket



Angle the top tab through the center slot of the inside side (yellow), then slide the folded-up bottom tab through. Unfold the bottom tab.


tulip sliceform basket


tulip sliceform basket assembly


Repeat for the other inside side.

tulip sliceform basket assembly


tulip sliceform basket assembly



2. Handle piece front and back

Slide the inner slots of the handle piece (green) and the inner slots of the inside sides (yellow) together. The inner slots are the ones closest to the middle of the piece.

Slide one end of the handle piece onto one inside side piece, then the other end onto the other inside side piece.

tulip sliceform basket assembly


tulip sliceform basket assembly


tulip sliceform basket assembly


Repeat for the other handle piece.

tulip sliceform basket assembly


Important! The slots under the bows at the top of the two handle piece must point in opposite directions!


3. Outside side pieces 

Fold up bottom tabs on outside side pieces (purple).

tulip sliceform basket assembly



Slide the outside side pieces onto handle (green) pieces: slotting the inner slot of the outside side onto the outer slot of the handle.


tulip sliceform basket assembly


Repeat for other side.

tulip sliceform basket assembly


4. Outside front and back pieces

Starting on one side, slide the top tab of the outside side piece (purple) through the outer slot of the front piece (blue).

tulip sliceform basket assembly


Push the folded-up tab through the slot and unfold.


tulip sliceform basket assembly


Work across the piece. In the pictures I am working right-to-left. Slot together the inner slots of the front (blue) and the outer slots of the inside side piece (yellow).


tulip slice form basket assembly



Now the other inner slot of the front and the outer slot of the other inside side piece (yellow).


tulip slice form basket assembly



Finally, attach second outside side piece (purple) as you did the first one, by inserting the top tab first, then pushing through the folded-up tab.


tulip slice form basket assembly



Slot together the outside back piece (blue) the same as the front.


tulip slice form basket assembly



5.Create bow

Crease each bow where it joins the handle.

tulip slice form basket assembly


Slot the bow pieces together.

tulip slice form basket assembly


tulip slice form basket assembly


sliceform basket


5. Add the flowers

Adhere flowers to the center "contents" piece and the four basket pieces that are parallel to it.  (Shown in the photo above as purple, blue, and green. )

 I started with two groups of three on the right and left sides of the middle (purple) piece, then added a middle flower.  Then another group of three in the center of the front and back pieces (blue); then filled in from there.

Add leaves to fill any bare spots.


tulip slice form basket side view of flowers



tulip slice form basket front view showing flowers



Technically, this sliceform should fold flat, but I haven't tried it with the tulips in it.

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