Father's Day ScrapBasket
Copyright 2002 Sandy Riggs .
Used by permission
- wicker basket (we
recycled an old Easter basket)
- acid free card stock
- scissors, scrapbooking
scissors with scalloped edges
- wooden skewers (found
them at the grocery store)
- block of floral foam
(cut to fit inside basket)
- wide clear tape
- acid free glue stick
- acid free gel pens (we
used black, gold, silver , purple and pink)
- tissue paper
- sea shells
For this project, I asked our daughter to choose photos of her,
of her and her dad, and photos of some of dad's
favorite things (she chose a photo of the neighbor's kitten and a
picture of her family when she was a baby!)
She also decided to use photos of special times she had with her dad,
included a photo of her and dad at the beach, at Seaworld and a picture
her dad holding her when she was only a few hours old.
Gather the photos together crop and center them on acid free card
I cut out stars, hearts and house shapes and centered photos on
Use glue stick to adhere photos to card stock. Use gel
to embellish the borders of the card stock and to write a phrase
words describing the pictures. We used scrapbooking pinking
to make a scalloped looking border.
Cut the floral foam to fit the basket (very easy to cut with
scissors) . Tape the wooden skewers to the back side of the
card stock. Gently poke the skewers into the floral foam.
can vary the height of the card stock photos by pushing some of the
into the floral foam higher or lower than others.
Cover the floral foam with shredded tissue paper (color of your
used white). Use enough tissue paper so that the foam doesn't
Place little knick knacks in the basket , on top of the tissue
and surrounding the skewered photos. We used sea shells because
used pictures of dad and daughter at the beach and at Sea World.
This project can be used for all kinds of holidays and themes.
Your imagination is the limit!