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Mar 10, 2010

Wrapping Paper Basket

I had this wrapping paper. At least, I think it's wrapping paper. It's about 24" x 36".

The colors are wonderfully saturated.

I cut sixteen 1" strips and folded in half the long way, so the base is about 4" square.

Follow these directions from Craftzine. The only thing I would add is that when you do the criss-crosses at the center of each side (forming the corners) you must be consistent--either right-over-left or left-over-right on all four sides. Otherwise, where the sides come together you will suddenly have two "overs" or two "unders" next to each other. Yup, learned that the hard way.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the link and your useful tip. This is awesome.

janislu

Crayola58 said...

I always love what I see...and I love the bits of humor you toss in the mix too. (weaving oops).... This is certainly an extreme technique and the results are wonderful.
Carole

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Nice work dear.

fabie said...

Thanks for showing us this technique. I like the result.

cpeep said...

Carole,

I always find it encouraging when crafters show their mistakes.

It's one of the things I learned from Erin on A Dress A Day. She photographs and POINTS OUT the flaws in the dresses she makes.

Isn't it nice to know that even experienced crafters still mess up ALL THE TIME? :)

Lynda J. White said...

Love the colors!

concretenprimroses said...

Really nice. Thanks for the link.
Kathy