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Basket weaving

I’m having a fun time this fall/winter making containers.  Everyone needs to organize their stuff, right?  It feels like that perfect mix of crafting something fun and beautiful, yet useful. Here I used the Design*Sponge tutorial on recycled paper baskets, using strips of folded paper.  Because I didn’t have enough paper to make all the strips I needed, I substituted in some birch bark strips, which go well with the leathery, wooden look of the paper.  (The bark was taken from already-fallen found logs, people!  Never from standing trees.) It’s a little bit wonky, but still easy and fun.  Here’s the tutorial link: http://www.designsponge.com/2012/01/sewing-101-recycled-paper-basket.htmlbasket

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