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Weave Printable Miniature Dollhouse Baskets from Paper and Paper Strips

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Weave Printable Miniature Baskets in Two Doll House Scales and Many Colors
Printable paper miniature basket shown with a dolls house doll for scale.

This multi colored printable miniature basket has been woven as an Easter basket.

Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

These printables allow you to easily weave dollhouse baskets from paper strips in 1:6 or 1:12 scale. If this is your first attempt at strip weaving, try a 1:6 scale basket before you attempt a smaller version.

The printables for these baskets come with a rectangular or round base, as well as colored strips which match, or contrast with the basket. The baskets can be woven in natural colors for use in outdoor or indoor dolls house scenes. If you weave them in colors you can use them for birthdays, Easter or other special occasions. Once you have mastered the technique, you can make more realistic baskets from thin veneer. You can also substitute narrow ribbon for the weaving strips, and weave custom baskets from your choice of paper, using the printables as a template. Filled with a few flower petals, the larger baskets are cute place card holders for weddings and showers, especially if they are finished in soft paper and ribbon colors.

Printable Sheets For Miniature Paper Strip Baskets

The printable designs are available for either 1:6 (playscale or fashion doll scale) or 1:12 scale baskets. The files are pdf (acrobat reader required) files. Each sheet has round and rectangular basket bases and strips to weave them.

Materials Required to Make Printable Miniature Baskets

  • PVA (White) Glue - or another paper glue or glue pen.
  • Bent Nose Tweezers - to help adjust paper strips.
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Printable Sheet of Basket Parts - See list above.

Note: You can also use the colored strips on these pages to make round baskets using the method for making bowls and plant pots from paper strips. Just keep the base of your 'basket' flat.

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