Thursday, March 07, 2013

Paper String Basket with Lining

I tried my hands at weaving a basket.

Material used is made of 12 paper string sticking together; bought from Daiso. You can cut or tear according to the thickness you want. There's a instruction that comes with it, however in Japanese. I didn't follow according to the illustration provided and did the basket my own way.

The end product is not perfect but it will do for a first timer. However, I did find the inside of the basket really ugly. Hence, I did a lining for it to cover the ugliness up.

A roll of this weaving band can make a basket slightly bigger than what I did as I still have some leftover after finishing the basket.

Paper String Basket with Lining

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Mini Chest of Drawers

I made this Mini Chest of Drawers from wooden crates.

You just need to get wooden crates of 2 sizes and make sure the smaller one fits into the bigger one. You will also need something as the handle so you can pull out the 'drawer'. I used a wooden clothes peg. Glue it on and that's one. Simple as that.

The rest of the decoration is up to your imagination. For the time being, I'm leaving my chest of drawers as it is till I have time to work further on it.

The original wooden crates

Left: Wooden Clothes Peg used as handle 
Right: Strawberry Buttons glued to original picture for the 3D effect.