There’s something special about the pretty paper baskets that farm fresh berries are sold in. For my rustic backyard party, I wanted to serve fruits in something a bit more durable than paper, and more attractive than the plastic baskets that are more common today. A basket frame is a great tool to use for a project like this, especially if you’re new to basket weaving like me. I think they'd made cute planters as well—just pop in a potted plant, and you have an instant centerpiece!

Time Needed 
2 to 3 hours
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Skill Level 
Intermediate

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
Tools
  • Project Yield 
    2 baskets
  • Time Needed 
    2 to 3 hours
  • Skill Level 
    Intermediate
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    Gather your materials and read the instructions included with the basket frame.
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    Fold the sides of the basket toward the center.
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    Tape the start of your raffia onto the bottom of the basket.
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    Following the printed instructions, weave the raffia by alternating the raffia in and out of the separate tabs.
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    Continue around the basket, building up the sides.
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    Every few rows, push down the woven raffia to eliminate the space between rows.
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    Once you’ve woven the raffia up to the holes on the tabs, thread the end of the raffia through the holes to secure.
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    Wrap the raffia around the frame until the edge is no longer visible.
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    Use clothespins to hold the raffia in place.
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    Remove clothespins as you overstitch along the edge.
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    Lastly, tie off the end of the raffia.
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    Trim off the excess raffia. Then fill with your baskets with fresh berries!

Woven Berry Basket

$14.00
Kit Yield 
2 baskets
What's Included
Basket Frame Small
Dyed Raffia 2oz
Woodsies Mini Spring Clothespins
Gold Eye Tapestry Needles
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