Basics of paper woven baskets

In order to make basket made of paper tubes, first of all we need to prepare a few (many, actually) tubes.

After cutting the newspaper into stripes, we need to roll them up.

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The longer the better: attach the thiner end of one tube into the thicker end of the other one – of course after putting some glue on the thin end. 🙂

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Now let’s see how all this makes a real basket:

On a hard cardboard base glue ont he tubes. Make sure you always use even number of tubes on each side; then glue on the other other cardboard base: this makes the basket stronger.

And now comes the weaving. The tube on the corner will be the one you go along with.

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When you reach the desired height, you can quite simply hide the ends by shortening the tubes, glueing their ends and with the help of a toothpick, nicely turn it back into your weaving.

Source: How to make papr basket

Some really lovely pieces I have found inspiring:

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  1. Pingback: Paper-woven Baskets: Working the Verges | Lorelai's Beads and Things

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