This is the first of three wise men. The design for the basket was kick-started by a silhouette made by Pamela Perry and then my design was commented by Anna and much revised following her instructions. The design is best suited for a cutting machine. However, you may ease hand cutting by using a puncher for the details – they need not be precisely the circles and Maltese crosses I indicated. After joining and adding the handles you may consider to glue stick the outer layers of the crown to the more firm inner layers near the central axis.
Use your favourite colours.