Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Wrapping Paper Basket

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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.


Anonymous said...

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


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.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Nice work dear.

fabie said...

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

cpeep said...


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.