If you have read my tutorial on the Drinking Straws Coasters, this Drinking Straws Basket is the second level of making something useful by using the drinking straws. Over here, you will see the method on how to weave to make the sides and shape up like a basket.
Materials Needed To Make Drinking Straws Basket
In this tutorial, to make a 10″ x 3″ x 3″ drinking straws basket for the utensils, you will need 223 pcs of straws. The straws will be cut into halve to make up a total of 446 pcs. of shorter straws for weaving. By using the transparent drinking straws, it will let you dress up the straws by inserting magazine paper strips of your choice. In addition, other items that you need to prepare are a hot glue gun and sticks, thick cardboard to make templates, a pair of scissors, and, a pair of tweezer will come handy.
Be Creative, Adapt The Method For Variations
After learning these 2 tutorials on how to weave drinking straws, you can build your items in other sizes and shapes. While writing this tutorial, I am making some grocery baskets with handles, and, a little sling purse for my daughter. So, please stay tuned for the next drinking straws weaving tutorial!