Easy Paper Heart Basket Using a Cricut

Are you still looking for a cute idea for Valentine’s Day that you can quickly put together with your Cricut? Well, you’re in luck because this paper heart basket is perfect for filling with treats and small gifts. But the best part, you can quickly put this together if you waited until last minute.

Paper Heart Basket

I also have some Valentine’s Day cards that you can easily make to go with this Valentine basket. You can find Valentine insert card templates here or make these Valentine shaker cards instead.

Download The Paper Heart Basket Template

You can download this free paper heart basket Template from my members only free library (design #28 under Valentine Crafts or search “paper heart basket”).

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If you want more, here are 20 easy and adorable Valentine Crafts!

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paper heart basket tutorial

How to Make a Paper Heart Basket

Step 1: Add Score Lines & Cut Out Heart Basket Pieces

Upload the paper heart template to Cricut Design Space. For help with uploading SVG files, check out my tutorial here.

Click on “Ungroup” to ungroup all of your layers. You will see 2 layers with cut lines. These will be your score line so change the operation of these lines to score. Then select the score line and the layer underneath and select “Attach” to attach the score line where it will score. And then cut out all of your pieces.

Note: If you are not using a scoring tool then you will delete these lines instead.

Step 2: Attach Side Pieces Together

Line up the 2 large rectangle pieces together, facing the same direction. Glue one layer on top of the other layer using the score line on the tab piece as a guide to line this up.

Step 3: Glue Sides to the Basket Base

Fold all of the tabs at the bottom of your rectangle in. And then fold on the score line on the rectangle the opposite direction of the tab pieces. Add glue to the two tab pieces that are on each side of where you just folded and attach them to the heart base.

Note: The 2 heart pieces are different sizes. Use the larger heart piece as the base.

Continue to add glue to each of the tab pieces and attach them to the heart base. As you glue these down, line them up around the edge. Continue to do this until all the tab pieces are glued down.

Add glue to the other side tab piece and attach the sides together.

Step 4: Glue the Inside Heart

Glue the other heart piece to the inside of the paper heart basket. This will cover the tabs to give a pretty finish.

Step 5: Add the Handle

Glue the handle to each side of your basket and then fill the basket with goodies.

DIY Paper Heart Basket

When you’re done, make sure to post these in my crafting group here or tag me if you post them on social media. I absolutely love seeing your crafts and can’t wait to see your paper heart baskets!

Video Tutorial For Paper Heart Basket

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make this paper heart basket here:

YouTube video