Make some cute printable Christmas baskets in Santa and Reindeer designs. This is a part of our November focus on easy handmade gift ideas.
I have a thing for making cute printable baskets. Who ever said they should only be for Easter or Halloween? Today I’m sharing these Santa and Reindeer character baskets that would make lovely handmade Christmas gifts for grandparents or kids’ school friends with a small treat or gift inside (we have a very cute small gift idea coming up on the blog next week actually, so stay tuned).
I’ve used card stock for my versions in the photographs, but you could easily use plain paper and they would still turn out well. With card stock, it’s necessary to score the fold lines before folding so that you get crisp, accurate folds. With plain paper you could make them without scoring the fold lines, but the finished basket would be a bit more flimsy.
Sometimes during the holiday season we need stuff that will keep kids busy. So whilst the baskets come in full colour like in the pictures provided, they also come in black and white line art so the kiddos will stay busy for even longer! They can get creative and make them any colour or pattern they like too.
How to make printable Santa and Reindeer Baskets
You will need:
- Print and cut out the template of your choice. If using the black and white line art versions colour them in
- Optional: Score the fold lines (the dotted ones) by holding a ruler against them and running along them with a blunt butter knife. Scoring makes folding the paper very easy and will give you crisp, accurate folds.
- Fold along all the fold lines. This should be really easy after scoring them.
- Glue on the tabs and stick together into a basket shape. Stick the handle on and you’re done!
So cute! I do love making reindeer-themed crafts.
More printable Christmas ideas
• Make some printable mini paper angel ornaments
• Here is a silhouette handprint art pack kids will love
• Use our free printable labels to create these easy “design your own ornament” gift bags for kids
• These printable paper reindeer are one of our most popular crafts at Christmas time
• If you love paper crafts you might like our Christmas papercrafts ebook. Lots of fun ideas and great value all in the one book!