How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxescomments (13) March 26th, 2013
Repeat steps 8–12 to weave another row. This time, reverse the pattern so that you weave over every tab you wove under in the previous row, and vice versa. For extra strength, start the weaving in the opposite two corners-the ones you glued in step 12.
Let this second row dry another 10–15 minutes, then remove the paper clips.
Step 13: Now to finish the top edge of your basket. Fold all those remaining little tabs of cardboard to the outside. I like to then trim them so they're rounded. I just place the basket upside down, and cut myself a little rounded-edge template to trace on each tab. Then I trim each one with scissors.
Or, you may prefer to fold and glue all the tabs to the inside, and glue some decorative cutouts to the edge, as I did in the little yellow basket above. And you can always add buttons, ribbon, or any other embellishment you like.
Step 14: Cut another 1-inch-wide strip from the leftover pieces of your box. This will be the handle of your basket. If you have enough cardboard to cut one strip that's long enough to make a nice handle, great! If not, you can glue two pieces together end to end. (If you need your handle to be extra strong, then you can also reinforce it by putting some packing tape on the underside.)
Trim the handle to a size you like, and glue the ends to the inside of the basket. It's a good idea to glue as much surface area as possible here, so make sure the handle is glued all the way to the bottom of the basket, as shown here.
Fill your basket with some shredded paper or natural straw, color some eggs, and you're all set!