Introduction: How to Weave a Paper Basket
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to weave your very own basket out of paper
Step 1: Step 1: Cutting Out the Pieces
Cut out 128 pieces of paper (5cm by 12.5 cm).
Step 2: Step 2: Folding Horizontally
Fold each piece of paper in half (horizontally).
Step 3: Step 3: Folding Horizontally Again
Then fold each piece of paper in half (horizontally) once again.
Step 4: Step 4: Folding Vertically
Then fold each piece of paper again (vertically).
Step 5: Step 5: Folding the Ends
Once you've folded the piece of paper in half vertically, unfold it. then take each end of the paper and fold them into the middle point.
Step 6: Step 6: Pieces
Make sure you fold all 128 pieces.
Step 7: Step 7: Interwinding
When connecting the pieces together, hold each one like in step 6. Put one piece into the others sides. You're pieces should look like the ones shown.
Step 8: Step 8: Interwinding #2
There should be 4 rows of 32.
Step 9: Step 9: Final Line Product
This is how all 4 lines should end up looking like.
Step 10: Step 10: Circles
Take the two ends of each lines and connect them like you have with every other pieces. Do this with all 4 lines.
Step 11: Step 11: the Bottom Piece
Now take your bottom line and trace the inside.
Step 12: Step 12: Cutting It Out
Cut out the bottom thicker than the tracing.
Step 13: Step 13: Cutting Lines
Cut out lines all around the bottom piece. Do not cut them off.
Step 14: Step 14: Folding Up
Fold up all the pieces you have cut out.
Step 15: Step 15: Attaching the Bottom
Once all the pieces are folded up, glue one side. Then put the glue side against the bottom line. This will make it connected.
Step 16: Step 16: Second Bottom
Once again, cut out a bottom piece. Make this one the exact size of the bottom. Glue this bottom on top of the other one. This will make the bottom sturdier.
Step 17: Step 17: Connecting the Lines
Using your left over paper, cut out 3 strips of paper. Once you have cut them all out, put glue all over one side.
Step 18: Step 18: Putting the Strips Inside
Put the side of the strips with glue on the lines. Make sure the strips are on the spaces between every 2 lines. This will connect all the lines together.
Step 19: Step 19: the Handle
Cut out another strip of paper. Make this one shorter (not too short) and fatter than the other 3.
Step 20: Step 20: Folding the Handle
Fold the handle in half vertically.
Step 21: Step 21: Folding the Handle Again
Fold the folded piece of paper in half (vertically) once again.
Step 22: Step 22: Gluing
Glue all the fold together so it creates one singular strip. This will make the handle nice and sturdy.
Step 23: Step 23: Attaching the Handle
Put glue on both ends of the handle. Attach the glued parts of handle against both sides of the basket.
Step 24: Final Product
This is how your basket should turn out.
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