How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxescomments (13) March 26th, 2013
Step 2: On the back side of the cardboard, measure in 3 inches from each short edge and draw lines as shown. This should create a square in the center-and again, it should be an odd number of inches long and wide. My square measures 5 inches x 5 inches.
Step 3: Measure and draw parallel lines that are 1 inch apart across the ends of the rectangle, as shown here. (I'm making my marks with a Sharpie for visibility, by the way-you'll prefer to use a pencil.)
Step 4: Use a metal ruler and X-Acto knife to cut slits in the ends of the rectangle where you drew your lines. For each line, you'll be making two parallel cuts about 1/8 inch apart-I usually just cut a little to each side of my pencil line. These gaps will make your weaving lie flatter.