How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxescomments (13) March 26th, 2013
Step 5: Using a bone folder, score both ends of the cardboard along the ends of those slits.
Place a ruler along that score line, and gently fold the long tabs at the end of the cardboard upward.
Repeat steps 2–5 with the second piece of cardboard.
Step 6: Place the two pieces of cardboard at right angles to each other, as shown. You can arrange them so the graphics face up or down-this will create different looks in your finished basket.
Glue the two pieces together in that center square, placing glue along all four sides for extra sturdiness.
Step 7: Time to weave! Use the remaining pieces of your box to cut four long strips, each 1 inch wide.
Then, start at one corner of the basket. Bend the long tabs in and out, alternating as shown.
Step 8: Take one of your long cardboard strips and fold it in half. Place this fold at the corner of the basket and nestle it between the long tabs, as shown.
This is a good time to mention that you can place your weaving strips with the graphics facing in or out. For this tutorial, I'm facing all the graphics out for clarity. But take a look at the finished baskets at the top of this post and you'll see samples where I faced them in, creating a checkerboard pattern.