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Craft a Flower Basket this Christmas

Christmas is here and so is the wonderful season of sharing gifts. Here's a beautiful craft idea-a flower basket hand woven in fancy ribbons and stuffed with winter flowers. So let's make our Christmas gifts special for all that we care for. Enjoy a bright Christmas time with your family, and please click here to refer the page to your friends.

Making of Flower Basket

Christmas is here and so is the wonderful season of sharing gifts. Here's a beautiful craft idea-a flower basket hand woven in fancy ribbons and stuffed with winter flowers. So let's make our Christmas gifts special for all that we care for.

Materials needed

  • 1.A plain throw away soft plastic food container. For best results, use an easy to cut drum type.
  • 2. pencil and a ruler
  • 3. craft knife
  • 4.1/2 wide ribbon of spring colors like yellow or orange

Flower Pot

How to make

picture 1



Take a close look at the project picture and the working drawings to see how the drum needs to be vertically cut. Note how there must be an equal number of cuts so that the ribbon starts and finishes at the same slot.

when you know how the project needs to be worked, take your chosen container and make sure that it is clean and dry.
picture 2Use a strip of paper and pencil to divide the circumference of the drum up with an equal number of vertical lines. Turn the drum over so that it is upside down, then take the knife and work around the drum, making an equal number of of carefully speed cuts.

Starting at the bottom of the drum and working upwards, ease the ribbon in-and-out through the cut strips by pushing down on the plastic strip with one hand and passing the ribbon through the other

when you come to the end of a row, fix the ribbon ends on the inside of the container with pieces of sticky tape, and go on to the next ribbon. Make sure that you change the weaving order from row to row. e.g If you start the first row by going in-out ,be sure to start the second row by going out-in.

Tips
Don't try to pack the ribbons too tightly while weaving he ribbons in and out through the plastic strips. Leave about 1/4 inch space between ribbon rows.

Find a water-tight container to place inside the basket

Note;
Adult supervision is required if children are involved in making the craft.

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