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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tiny Rattan Basket

Loosely knot the thin rattan to create a loop

Loosely knot the thin rattan to create a loop

Continue to weave the end pieces to create a wreath

Continue to weave the end pieces to create a wreath

See Tutorial below for detail images on how to weave a wreath

Press a long piece of rattan through the wreath at opposite sides

Press a long piece of rattan through the wreath at opposite sides

Add another piece of rattan

Add another piece of rattan

Add a third piece of rattan and weave it through the previous pieces

Add a third piece of rattan and weave it through the previous pieces

Gently pull the rattan pieces down from the wreath to create a basket shape.

Gently pull the rattan pieces down from the wreath to create a basket shape.

Adjust the pieces to shape the basket

Adjust the pieces to shape the basket

Secure the rattan pieces with a few drops of wood glue

Secure the rattan pieces with a few drops of wood glue

Fold the first rattan piece over and weave it into the wreath

Fold the first rattan piece over and weave it into the wreath

Hook the end piece into the wreath to secure

Hook the end piece into the wreath to secure

Fold over and weave in all the rattan pieces

Fold over and weave in all the rattan pieces

Secure the end pieces with small drops of glue

Secure the end pieces with small drops of glue

Hook a long piece of rattan through the wreath and weave it through the basket

Hook a long piece of rattan through the wreath and weave it through the basket to break up the basic bottom lines of the basket

Weave and twirl the rattan in the bottom of the basket

Weave and twirl the rattan in the bottom of the basket

Weave in another long rattan piece to create the basket handle

Weave in another long rattan piece to create the basket handle. Let the rattan piece dangle at one end

Curve the rattan in and around the bottom of the basket and out at the wreath

Curve the rattan in and around the bottom of the basket and out at the wreath

Fold the two dangling rattan pieces over the top of the basket

Fold the two dangling rattan pieces over the top of the basket

Weave the pieces together to secure the handle

Weave the pieces together to secure the handle

Weave in another section of rattan and weave it around the handle from the one side to the other

Weave in another section of rattan and weave it around the handle from the one side to the other

Secure the loose pieces by tucking it into the handle pieces

Secure the loose pieces by tucking it into the handle pieces

Add another rattan piece from the other side to create a neat handle

Add another rattan piece from the other side to create a neat handle

Almost done with the tiny rattan basket

Almost done with the tiny rattan basket...

Curl a few rattan pieces and weave and glue it into the basket design

Curl a few rattan pieces and weave and glue it into the basket design. See Tutorial below for a detailed look at curling the rattan pieces

The basket is now done and ready to design with. But if you want to create a very stable bottom for it to rest on:

Make a small knot in a piece of rattan.

Make a small knot in a piece of rattan.

Weave the rattan into a tiny wreath

Weave the rattan into a tiny wreath

Glue the wreath to the bottom of the basket

Glue the wreath to the bottom of the basket

Tiny rattan basket all done and ready to design with

Tiny rattan basket all done and ready to design with

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Tutorials

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

28 May 2013 Curling Rattan

Curl and twill rattan tendrils

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