wood - about 20 rolls
Thermocol - 1/2 meter
Board -2 1/2 meters
- Cotton/Satin/Felt/ Velvet
Glue ( Fevicol)
Scissors, carbon, tracing, design,
First choose the design you want to work.
the design onto the thermocol using tracing paper and carbon paper.
the outline of the basket on the thermocol using a pen or pencil.
a thermocol cutter cut the thermocol through the outline carefully.
the cutting is over, remove all the chipped out portions.
Now your basket
on thermocol is ready. Keep it aside.
Take your hard board. Cover it with
the black or any dark colour cloth. Cover it properly and stretch out or bring
the four sides to the back side of the hardboard and paste them to the board using
Your hard board should be of appropriate size, so
that your thermocol design can be properly stuck to the board.
paste the cut thermocol basket on the hardboard. Then take the sola wood. Press
it slightly without pressure so as to make it smooth. Please do not press it hard,
so that it becomes too flimsy. Now you have to do the 'weaving' design on the
To make the Basket : Cut the sola wood into strips of even length and width say, approximately 2cm
x 2cms. Each piece can be stuck on the design of the basket lengthwise and
Another method of making a basket : To
weave the design of the basket :- Cut the sola wood into strips of even length.
Paste the strips at the top edge and side of the basket and leave it loose and
weave alternately. After weaving, paste the edges to the thermocol and chop
excess sola wood pieces. Sides of the basket should be covered neatly with the
sola wood. Now the basket is ready.
make the Roses:- Cut the sola wood in the shape of petals. Cut the petals
of 3 different sizes approximately 200 -300 in nos.
a small petal. Roll it and tie it at the bottom with the flower making thread.
Arrange 5-7 petals around it and again tie with the thread. Now the flower is
Make around 50-60 flowers of different sizes. Since
the solawood is fragile, care should be taken while tying with the thread.
make Leaf:- Carefully cut and shape 20-30 leaves with the sola wood.
First arrange the flowers and leaves on the top portion
, just above the basket. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, paste
them onto the positions using glue (fevicol).
and pasting should be done in such a manner that it should look as if the flowers
are arranged from within the basket.