If you want to make a basket, you don't have to be an adult to do so. There are many ways of making a basket that aren't as difficult or as advanced as you might think. We will show you a few different easy ways to create your own handmade baskets and then we will show you some other sites on the Internet that will help you even further. I hope that we can help you do what you are seeking to do.
We have posted some of our favorite basket-making crafts at the top and then if you scroll down, you will see we have even more basket crafts. Some of them are on our blog, and some of them are on our favorite crafts sites. We hope you enjoy our selection of our favorite basket crafts.
The first basket making craft idea is a Clothespin Basket Project.
Firstly, obtain a piece of wire to form a circle that is large enough to hold 24 clothespins and to provide for an overlapping of the ends to close the circle. Wrap the wire circle with narrow strips of crepe paper until it is thick enough to fit snugly into the clothespins. Fig. I .
Slip the pins around the circle. Fig. 2. To hold them in place around the wire, weave strips of crepe paper, or ribbon in and out among the heads of the clothespins.
Fig. 3. Fasten securely. Then wrap a second piece of wire with crepe paper or ribbon until it is about the thickness of a lead pencil.
Bend the wound wire to form a handle for the basket. Fasten the handle securely to the lower ring of wire and to the heads of 2 clothespins. Fig. 4. Crepe-paper-wrapped-spool-wire makes a good handle fastener. Paint the basket white or brown or blue. Dry thoroughly. Place a glass or small flower pot inside the basket.
Line a lace doily in the manner shown in Fig. I .
Wrap a pipe cleaner with narrow ribbon. Roll .the doily upward and attach ribboned pipe cleaner to make the basket handle. Fig. 2.
Silver or colored foils, such as that used by florists to wrap flower pots, make excellent linings, especially if you wish to fill the basket with flowers, such as, violets or crocuses, which have had their stems wrapped in wads of moistened cotton to keep them from wilting. A nut cup makes an excellent foundation for a flower basket. Cut flower petals from crepe paper. Fig. 3.
Paste on the cup as shown in Fig. 4. Ruffle edges.
Attach a pipe cleaner handle. Fig. 5.
Line a plastic berry basket with a paper lace doily, foil, or Easter grass. Lace ribbon or crepe paper strips in and out of the holes. Fill the basket with candies, cookies, or gifts.
Pencil, 1 piece of yellow or tan construction paper 9" x 12", 1 piece of green and 1 piece of tan construction paper 9" x 12", crayons, paste, scissors
Procedure: This basket can be any size that you want...draw a grid of equal squares, by marking off the paper every 1/2" or every one inch. Then use the template above to draw the basket. Fold 4 tabs in and fold 4 sides of basket up. Paste tabs to inside of basket (illustration b).
How to Make and Weave a Woven Heart Basket for Valentines Day - If you want to make this beautiful paper or felt woven heart basket, then you are in luck. Below you will find the instructions. You can bring this into school to hold all of your classroom friends’ Valentine’s day cards or you can fill it with flowers or treats to give to somebody you love.
Make Easter Basket with Flower Petals Paper Folding Craft - This Easter basket is meant to look like it is made out of flower petals. We have provided a printable paper folding template that you can print out, and then fold up, paste, and make a handle to finish it up. It is pretty and can be used as a decorative table piece or to place flowers or candy in. This is a great craft for boys or girls to celebrate Easter, as well as the April and May season.
Clothespin Basket Making Craft - If you want to make a basket out of clothespins then this is the craft for you.
Doily Baskets - Make a beautiful basket out of a doily, ribbon, and pipe cleaner.
Easter Basket with Berry Container - If you like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and other berries than you probably have a lot of extra baskets hanging around. Why not make mini Easter baskets for your friends with them. Decorate it with foil or lace doily.
Detailed Popsicle Stick Crafts - Who would think that with simple crafts sticks, you can make such a beautiful piece of art - this intricate basket.
Doily Flower Baskets - Make these baskets with an aluminum foil plate, a doily, and some ribbon.
Decorative Handled Baskets with Berry Containers - Use a berry container as the base of a decorative basket...using ribbons weaved in and out of the slots to pretty it up.
You Might be Instead Looking for Easter Basket Crafts.