Woven Spring Basket with Oly-Fun™

My grandlittle ones love to craft with me, so last week when I had two of my grandlittle ones visit it was a perfect time to create something with them.  We looked through some of the supplies we had on hand and decided to create this Springtime Basket,  as we are anxiously waiting for Spring here in Minnesota.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Oly-Fun™ Craft Pack, Sky Blue
Stiffin One Sided Fusible Interfacing, 6" x 9" (3), 6" x 6" (2), 5" x 8" (1), 1" x 18" (1)
Lining Fabric, 10" x 60" (1), 12" x 12" (1)
Supplies
Craft glue
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Clothespins
Old gift card or popsicle stick
Scissors
Needle and thread

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Stiffen One Sided Fusible Interfacing 20″ Wide X 10 Yard Roll

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Instructions

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Step One

Cut three pieces of Oly-Fun™ 22″ x 10″ for the 6″ x 9″ Stiffin One.  Cut two pieces of Oly-Fun™ 16″ x 10″ for the 6″ x 6″ Stiffin One.

Cover one side of the Stiffin One with glue, spread the glue thin with an old credit card and attach to Oly-Fun™. repeat on the other side of the Stiffin One and fold the Oly-Fun™ over, leaving excess Oly-Fun™ on all four sides.  Repeat with the rest of the pieces.

 

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Step Two

With the hot glue gun create a basket by gluing the excess Oly-Fun™ together in the following order.  Glue the three 6″ x 9″ pieces together, creating the two wider sides and bottom of the basket.  Then, glue the two 6″ x 6″ sides to the bottom and wider sides.  This will look messy, but all of this will be covered.

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Step Three

Cut 15 strips of Oly-Fun™ 1″ x 20″.   Glue nine stripes along the top edge of one of the longer sides of the basket and 6 strips along one of the shorter sides of the basket.

Wrap each strip on the longer side down and around the bottom then up the other side and glue along the top edge.

Bring the strips of the shorter side down the side of the basket and weave over and under the strips from the longer side. Once woven bring them up the side and glue in place along the top edge.  You will now have strips all the way around the basket.

 

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Step Four

Cut six strips of Oly-Fun™ 1″ x 36″.  Weave each strip over and under the strips on the sides of the basket, gluing end together when they meet.

 

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Step Five

Cut several strips of Oly-Fun™ and wrap the 1″ x 18″piece of Stiffin One, gluing the Oly-Fun™ in place at each end.  Then, glue to the short sides of the basket to create the handle.

 

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Step Six

Cut several strips of Oly-Fun™.  Using three strips, create a braid that is 30″ – 32″ long, gluing the ends together as needed.

 

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Step Seven

Do a running stitch along the long edge of the larger piece of lining fabric.  Pull to gather and glue along the top edge of the inside of the basket.  Then glue the braid along the top edge, covering up the raw edges of the lining, use clothes pins if needed to hold in place until dry.

 

Step Eight

Cover the last piece of Stiffin One with the small piece of lining fabric and then, glue this to the bottom of the basket, for a finished look.

 

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Step Nine

Enjoy the basket and a job well done!!