Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Tisket a Tasket....

... A Christmas colored basket.

All the Christmas cards are done, the house is decorated, and the cookies are made. Christmas time at the Chenoweth household is running like clockwork!
To celebrate this momentous occasion I spent the afternoon in my craft room coming up with a new tutorial! And guess what! I want to share it with you!

Isn't he cute?! lol
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Brads
  • Anywhere Hole Punch


  1. Make reeds: Cut 11 strips of paper to 1” x 11”; fold in half length wise (hot dog fold) at ½”; run a line of glue down the middle to adhere sides together
  2. Lay four of the reeds side by side on a flat surface and weave in four more. Slide the strips together to make the bottom of the basket.
  3. Fold the ends of the reeds up to form the side spokes.
  4. Attach a brad to the end of a reed to the first basket spoke. This will hold the end in place as you weave that read through the remaining basket spokes. Attach end of reed to the brad after making it around the basket.
  5. Weave in the remaining reeds as described above.
  6. Fold the tops of the spokes into the basket and tuck them behind a reed or for a sturdier basket, adhere them in place.
  7. Decorate as desired.

To download a PDF file of this tutorial click here. If you have problems downloading this information or would like to share your creations, please email me!

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