Basket Tutorial

Hello there! I recently had a good look at my bakery and saw some things that did not quite satisfy me, like the uneven, mishaped, looking terrible clay basket I made when I first got my bakery. I decided that I needed to make a new basket. I have already made a basket a year ago but forgot to take photos.


You will need:

– String ( the colour of baket or random)

– Any form of clear drying glue which does not dry too quickly (PVA is good)

-A bottle cap or similar ( a bit smaller than you want your basket to be)

-Glad wrap

-Acrylic paint (If the colour of your basket is not what you would like it to be)

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  1. Cover your bottle cap thingey with glad wrap.

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2. Mix your glue with a little bit of water if it is goey

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3. Using your fingers, put some glue on your string and wrap it around your bottle cap.

NOTE: this is very sticky and if you want you can wear gloves but really, the glue will come off.

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4. While that is drying a little bit, DO NOT let it dry completely. Take three pieces of string and knot them at one end.

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5. Plait these strings and cover with glue, set aside to dry, this will be the handle for later.

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6. Now put more glue on another piece of string and make the bottom of your basket, you needed the sides to be wet so that they glue together. I am doing all of this on the bottle cap.

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7. Wait till overnight and then slowly pull out your bottle cap.

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8. Now you can trim the top to make it look good, if you are not happy with your colour you can paint the thing and the handle.

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9. Glue your handle on your basket and also put more glue on the bottom for this will make it stronger.


I popped into the bakery this morning to see the basket and it looks really good. You may find the sides of your basket a bit soft for a while but in about two months it will be hard but not break hard. If you have any questions about my tutorial, please make a comment of it aswell as if you have your own blog that I should check out=)

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P.S Am I doing ok with my promise about posting every week end?


  1. Nina says:

    Hello Emily,

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

    The end result looks great! Very rustic and with a realistic colouring too!! :))

    Have a good week,

    • nzemily says:

      Thank you, I is a good tutorial for those who either are not good at basket weaving or do not have the materials.

  2. Mimi says:

    Hiya, Emily! Sorry I’m terrible at commenting!

    Well, I thought your basket idea was absolutely genius!!
    It’s a lot easier than weaving, and it looks great! Nice job! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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