How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxes

comments (13) April 16th, 2014     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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Cardboard packaging lends bold colors and interesting graphics to this basket.
These baskets are simple to make, involving a little weaving and a little gluing.
Since boxes come in all shapes and sizes, you can make baskets in all shapes and sizes. This little one would make a cute party favor.
Cardboard packaging lends bold colors and interesting graphics to this basket.

Cardboard packaging lends bold colors and interesting graphics to this basket.

Photo: Diane Gilleland
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Step 9: Put a drop of tacky glue where each tab comes in contact with this strip. Press the tabs in place, and secure them with paper clips while the glue dries.

Let the glue dry for 10 minutes or so before proceeding.

  Place glue at each contact point. Hold the pieces together with paper clips while the glue dries.

Step 10: You'll have some extra cardboard sticking out at the ends. At the end where this strip passes over the last long tab, fold it to the inside of the basket.

  Fold the excess strip to the inside at one corner.

At the opposite corner, where the strip passes under the last long tab, cut it to match the edge of the tab.

  At the other corner, trim the excess off.

Step 11: Fold another long strip and repeat steps 7–10 to weave from the opposite corner. Let this dry for another 10–15 minutes and remove all the paper clips.

  Weave in a second strip to complete the first row.

Step 12: Time to glue those two loose corners. Each corner should now have one long tab, as shown. Place that to the inside of the basket and glue it in place. Hold it with two paper clips for extra stability, and let the glue dry for about 10 minutes before proceeding.

  Glue the corners to the inside.

 

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Comments (13)

EchoLin writes: lovely basket, it reminds me of my childhood when we make something to load our little stuffs
Posted: 10:40 pm on April 10th
Jai writes: Wow! What a great idea! This will be a great craft project to do with the childrens Sunday School class. Every year we give away Easter candy & eggs to the children (in paper bags). With this idea they can make their own baskets, we fill them, & with the economy the way it is, we save a lot of money in the process. Thank you for sharing your talents!
Posted: 2:31 pm on April 6th
radnav writes: Love this basket. I am writting a post on easter crafts. I hope you would not mind me using a picture from the post for the article. I will link back to you and give full credits.

http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/
Posted: 10:45 am on March 11th
clare57 writes: What Fun! Wish I saw this before Easter. But now I am thinking how cute it would be to put a 4 pack of pansies in one as a mother's day present.
Posted: 12:44 pm on May 4th
variation writes: I love recycling/repurposing materials, especially if I can keep them from going to the landfill. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, and I hope others will post their recycled materials craft projects!

;-)
Posted: 2:51 pm on April 23rd
MamiMadeIt writes: Excellent tutorial! Great idea!
Posted: 4:06 am on April 1st
AnnabelleBaskets writes: So cool! I'm going to try this with the kids on Friday since they have the day off.

Thanks for the pattern!
Posted: 6:42 pm on March 31st
zeshuregi writes: very well done,i must try soon,i m also a weaving specialist
Posted: 8:57 am on March 30th
Kkbird writes: This is a terrific idea! I would not have thought of using product packaging, but I will definitely want to try this one out. Great directions too!
Posted: 1:43 am on April 13th
PassiFlora_magazine writes: What a great way to reuse and decorate! Would you be interested in having your project featured at PassiFlora magazine? More details at http://passifloramag.com/2009/04/easter-special/
Posted: 2:18 pm on April 9th
PamHarris writes: I just can't believe how cute these are! Out of boxes. Great idea, Diane.
Posted: 2:48 pm on April 3rd
Maureclaire writes:
Charming ! Love'em !!!
Posted: 2:10 am on April 3rd
LindaPermann writes: this is really cute- i especially love the little rounded tabs on the border.
Posted: 12:53 am on April 3rd
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