Easy Paper Basket

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Hi everyone! This Instructable tells you how to make an easy DIY paper basket that you can actually put things in.

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Step 1: Materials

You will need:

-3 medium sheets of construction paper or cardstock

-scissors

-pencil

-ruler

-tape

Step 2: Cutting...

From one of the sheets, measure and cut out 8 strips of paper 3 centimeters wide and 30 cm. long.

Step 3: ...and More Cutting...

From the other sheet, measure and cut out 4 strips of paper 3x42 cm.(3 cm. wide, 42 cm. long.)

If they are not long enough, tape them together.

Step 4: ...and More Cutting.

From the third sheet, measure and cut out 3 strips of paper 3x72 cm. If they are not long enough, tape them together.

Step 5: Pleating

Place the 4 long strips next to each other and start pleating the 8 strips through them. Continue doing that until you have did it with all 8 of them.

Step 6: Spacing

Push all the strips as close to each other as possible and even them out.

Step 7: Folding

Fold the edges up at a right angle on all 4 sides. I only pictured three...

Step 8: Pleating

Get those long strips of paper and start pleating them through the outside edge of the basket. You're almost done!

Step 9: Cutting

Make a cut at all 4 corners.

Step 10: Folding

Fold the edges down. YOU ARE DONE!!!

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    Crazedcat625

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I am going to try this project with My 5 year ols Granddaughter. She will love it!

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    sandystarr28

    5 years ago

    I remember doing these in grade school 40 years ago! but I couldn't remember exactly how. thanks for sharing.!

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    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice basket! You're on a streak of great projects. Thanks for sharing this!