Free Paper Tray or Basket Template

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    Free Folded Paper Tray Template

    Folded Paper Tray
    Folded Paper Tray. Kate Pullen

    Make this simple paper basket to display decorated eggs to make Easter and spring decorations. 

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    Use one of the free printable templates on the following pages (tray with stitching, tray with glued edges or small tray templates) to make a pretty folded paper tray in three different styles. This folded paper tray is easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. Use the tray to...MORE hold or display small items. The template is available in two sizes and with two options for construction. Either adhere the sides together with glue or double sided tape or tie the edges together with ribbon. Stitching is an interesting variation as this holds the edges of the tray together while adding additional detail. Use a contrasting colored ribbon to emphasize the stitching. Tie a bow through the holes shown on the template or make a row of stitches as we've demonstrated in the picture above.

    How to Make a Folded Paper Tray

    1. Print one of the templates on the following pages - template with stitching, template with glued edges or small tray templates onto scrap paper and transfer this to a piece of cardstock
    2. Cut around the template and score along the fold lines, this will give a good crisp edge
    3. Stamp and decorate the paper as required
    4. Depending on your chosen method for constructing the tray, either pierce holes for the stitching using the guidelines on the template or in another position if preferred and stitch the edges of the box together, or, if you are using the template with flaps, glue the flaps together to form the tray

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    For a wide selection of other gift packaging templates and projects, including both gift bags and gift boxes that are perfect for customizing to any occasion see - Gift Packaging Projects.

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    Free Printable Folded Paper Tray Template - Stitching

    Folded Paper Tray
    Folded Paper Tray. Kate Pullen

    This template has straight edges for you to stitch together. The template on the following page has flaps that can be glued in place. 

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    Free Printable Folded Paper Tray Template

    Folded Paper Tray Template
    Folded Paper Tray Template. Kate Pullen

    This template has flaps that can be glued to hold the sides of the tray in shape.

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    Remember to check out the templates on the previous and next page!

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    Folded Paper Tray Template

    Folded Paper Tray Template - Small
    Folded Paper Tray Template - Small. Kate Pullen

    This page contains two templates which are smaller versions of the stitchedand glued edge folded paper tray templates that are available on the previous two pages.

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