Learn how to weave a basket out of Duck Tape.
I’m back with another Duck Tape craft today! This one is super cool, friends! I’m excited to show you how to make a woven basket out of Duck Tape. The unique thing about this basket is that it’s woven on the diagonal and has a cute zig zag edge along the top. It’s SO fun. I’ve already made a bunch of them! And I’m going to walk you through every step. I also made a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it’s done.
This post is sponsored by Duck Brand.
- Duck® Tape – Any Color or Pattern
- Duck Craft Paper Tape
- Duck Invisible Tape or Packing Tape
- Wooden Clothespins
Step 1: Cut two 21 inch long piece of Duck Tape. Stick those two pieces together sticky sides in. Then cut those in half lengthwise so you have long, skinny strips. Repeat until you have twelve skinny strips total.
Step 2: Lay six strips down horizontally, then weave the remaining six strips through vertically.
Step 3: Push them all tightly together and make sure all the edges are even and the whole thing is centered.
Step 4: Use masking tape to make a diamond shape in the center. Fold the strips inward along the edges of the diamond and make a good crease.
Step 5: Find a corner of the diamond and fold the two adjacent strips together with the left strip on top of the right strip. Clip them together temporarily with a clothespin. Repeat for all four corners.
Step 6: Now you can start weaving. Find the pieces that go next to each other and weave over, under, over, under until everything starts to come together. Clothespins will be your best friend through this part. They keep everything from unraveling.
Step 7: Once you’ve woven to the top of the basket, find the shortest pieces and they will determine the height of the overall basket.
Step 8: Fold the overlapping pieces together to make a point, trim away any excess, and secure with a piece of invisible tape.
Step 9: Remove the masking tape from inside and your basket is done!
I’m using it as a plant cozy. It’s waterproof and sturdy, so it’s really perfect to wrap around a plain pot.
Here’s another basket with a totally different vibe just because I used different colors and patterns of tape. It holds my markers perfectly.
You can also make a handle out of Duck Tape and attach it inside for a more traditional basket. These would be perfect for Easter!
I told you, these little baskets are the coolest! If any of the steps above seem unclear, watch the video tutorial. It helps to see how the weaving part comes together.