vendredi 15 août 2008
The instructions for this project on Martha Stewart's website were so small and almost vague, that I’ve decided to make a how to help those who wanted to do the Origami picnic basket. Trying with paper first is a GREAT idea and help visualized the fold that needs to be done.
1- Take a square of paper.
2- Fold in two from left to right
3- Fold in two again from top to bottom
4- Then fold in two again from left to right
5- Make a squash-fold with the upper right corner
6- Fold in two the bottom corner right on the bottom corner left
7- Make a squash-fold with the upper right corner
8- Fold back the left bottom corner on the right bottom corner
9- Place the shape upside-down
10- Fold right upper corner in the center of the shape
11- Fold left upper corner in the center of the shape. The left part must be overlapping the right part
12- Turn the shape over and re-do steps 10 and 11
13- When working with paper, put one finger in the center of the shape to gently open it and with the other hand, flatten the bottom on the box.
14- Roll the border to make the handles.
When working with fabric, I found that the basket was unfortunately too soft to carry out my picnic. But it makes a nice box in paper :)
Hope it helps!
- Caro AKA Carotte