I should have started with the pencil holder ( or vase ...if you stick a jam bottle inside!) in the first tutorial...as it's very simple and is a great beginners project and is great for school craft projects too!
I would not go into how to make the rods as i have covered it already...and i don't want to bore you to death with the overload of pictures! :-D
but for those of you who missed the first tutorial...go here ...my advise is after making the rods follow pencil holder project...and them move to others :-)
Step 1: Pencil holder / Vase
Cut 2 cardboard circles and 1 paper circle the same size
cut 1 paper circle larger than the above circle.
glue 6 rods on one circle as picture...then glue the other circle on the rods...glue the larger paper circle on the cardboard and flip over
cut slits on the large circle and paste it on...please follow the pic...
now once you have finished paste the remaining small circle on top to neaten.
glue one rod to one of the sticks...
now simple follow steps and weave...
to to the square it's the same concept. only if you move the rods further away the mouth of the vase becomes wider.....and of course closer to the mouth the gap closes :-)
when the rods get short...glue a new rod inside the opening
flip it over and move it till you feel it's in level as it's still flexible.
now paint to your hearts content!