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Mini Box with Lid Plain Weave

Finished Dimensions: 10cm x 10cm x 8cm 

 Important Notes!
- Gorilla Wood Glue is highly recommended for best results.
- Different color strips are used in photos for the applicable step.
- Finished item may vary slightly in size from the dimensions above.
- At KaGOcraft, we prefer to use centimeters for our measurements instead of inches, as it's more precise for our projects and will yield the best results in the finished item.


Skill level: ★★★★★

Supply list

- KaGOcraft's 13mm Craft Band
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Scissors
- Clips or Clothespins
- Starter tool kit

Prepare the Craft Band 13mm for this project

Color A: Main Color of the Basket (Pastel cookie Total 614cm)
Color B: Accent & Lid Color  (Ajisai Total 352.5cm)

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1. Horizontal strip   10cm 12 Pastel Cookie
2. Horizontal strip   33cm 3 12 Pastel Cookie
3. Support strip  10cm 2 12 Pastel Cookie
4. Vertical strip 33cm 5 12 Pastel Cookie
5. Reinforcement strip 10cm 2 12 Pastel Cookie
6. Weaving strip 45cm 4 12 Pastel Cookie
7. Weaving strip 45cm 1 12 Ajisai
8. Rim strip 45cm 2 12 Pastel Cookie
9. LID  Horizontal strip 11.5cm 6 12 Ajisai
10. LID Horizontal strip 11.5cm 2 12 Ajisai
11. LID Horizontal strip 17cm 1 6 Ajisai
12. LID Vertical strip 12cm 5 12 Ajisai
13. LID Support strip 12cm 6 12 Ajisai
14. LID Support strip 4cm 1 12 Ajisai
15. LID Rim strip  15cm 2 4 Ajisai
16. Handle strip 15cm 2 12 Ajisai




1. Make the base. Arrange Horizontal strips 1, & 2 as shown. Make sure that all of the strips are centered. Then glue the Support strips along both sides.

2. Turn over, and glue Vertical strips along both sides as shown. Make sure they are centered.

3. Flip back to the front side. Weave as shown, alternating over and under.
4. Glue the Reinforcement strips along the top and bottom as shown.
5. Fold all strips upward as shown.
Take a weaving strip and place the end behind the second vertical strip and secure with a clip or clothespin. Weave alternately, use clothespins to help keep in place.
6. Slightly fold corners to keep in place.
7. After weaving the first row cut off any excess and glue.
Make sure that the ends are hidden by the vertical strips.
8. Using aN Accent Weaving strip, start the second row at the 3rd vertical strip on the opposite side of the basket to maintain an even thickness. Weave over and under.

9.  Repeat weaving with the remaining Weaving strips as shown, until 5 rows are completed. Gradually pull the vertical strips and spray water evenly and gradually tighten the gaps between the strips. Once the gaps have been tightened as much as possible  make corners by folding.
10 For all of the vertical strips on the outside of the top row, fold inward,
Inside ones, fold outward, except 3 side strips as shown.
11. Cut off excess as necessary and tuck the ends into the bottom rows. Ends should be unseen.
12.Place Rim Strips on the inside and outside of the top row and glue them together. 
13. Make the Lid. Arrange Lid Horizontal strips 9,10, & 11 as shown. 
Then glue the Lid Support strips along both sides.
14. Weave Lid Vertical strips as shown, alternating over and under, and cut off excess as necessary.
15.  Glue Lid support strips along the top and bottom as shown and cut off excess as necessary.
16.  Turn over, and glue 13.Lid Support strips as shown and cut off excess as necessary.
17.Glue 14. Lid support strips both top and bottom and cut off excess as necessary.
18. Cut corners.
19. Glue 14. LID Support strip  on 11. LID Horizontal Strip.
20. Fold Center of 14. LID Horizontal Strip, and glue.
21. Cut into 1.5cm.
22. Fold  Vertical Strips, and attach the lid with glue.
23. Cut the corner of 13. LID Support strip and glue  on lid to cover the joint.
24. Glue LID Rim strip to the edge of the Lid.
25. Fold Handle strips as shown.
26. Tuck into the weaver.
Your project is finished!
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