In this guide I teach you how to make a basket with fringed objects using a very nice and refined material, that is the sheet of silk paper that, due to its particular elegance, is also used as wallpaper in the furniture sector. A basket that can be used to embellish your home, or as a gift for a loved one. Below we see how to proceed step by step. Good job!

Needed:

  • flexible cardboard
  • two or three sheets of silk paper of flexible colors
  • paper clips
  • stapler
  • ago and edge

First of all, draw a strip about 45 cm long and about 6 cm wide on the flexible board to create the edges and side walls of our basket. Then measure on the board another strip that is 45 cm long but only 2 cm wide, which will be used this time to make the handle. Then cut the two pieces with great care respecting the measures already marked. Now bend the strip of edges so as to form a cylinder and join the two ends helping with the stapler.

Now lay the cylinder over the rest of the cardboard and draw the inner circumference. Cut out the resulting circle, always respecting the margins already marked with a pen. Thus, fix the strip of the handle to the rim, always using the stapler to be faster and quicker or, for those who prefer, using a needle and a fairly resistant thread.

After making all the parts of the basket and assembling them together, it goes to the covering phase of the same using silk paper. Choose the one you like best, from the decorations to the colors, it’s up to you to decide the style you prefer. Proceed with the silk sheet, you will have to fold each zig-zag cut until it is reduced to a thin strip about 3 cm wide. Perform the same operation for all the paper.

At this point you subdivide the strip of silk, folded like a fan, in many sectors of the width of 1 cm. In each of them, with the help of a cutter, make many thin cuts up to the exact half of the strip. Now fold again the pieces of silk on themselves. Thus ruffles the tabs so as to make them look almost like bristles of a brush. Finally, wrap these frayed ribbons around the edges and the handle of the basket.

Now you do not have to do the last operation to complete the construction of the basket, insert the bottom and fix all the pieces with invisible points of nylon thread, very suitable for this work as it is transparent and resistant. This process requires a lot of precision, with a meticulous work you will have an enviable result.