The box is woven from three layers of paper. The angle between the two basic strips is 120 deg. and then the third strip is perpendicular. Weaving in this way is much less difficult than explaining how to. The basic principle is that the order of the strips must always be the same. A (red) on top of B (Blue). B on top of C (yellow) and C on top of A. If the strips do not appear in that order they must be interchanged. Take a good look at the pictures while weaving.
The patterns below indicate how many pieces you should cut out of each colour. If you have a cutting machine then cut the whole sheet and just use what you need.
The box is made from three pieces, the bottom, the sides and the top (the lid).
The bottom is made from the pieces with the small dot. This is to avoid confusion as these pieces are just a little smaller than the pieces for the top. Bottom and top circles are woven in the same way, but mounted differently. The pictures below explain how to weave.
Use a needle to score along the circle and bend the small triangles upwards. Form a circle from the narrow strip. Use the notch to get the correct diameter. Fix the woven circle inside with glue. If you fix the point above the crease, the crease will not show.
A4 paper is not large enough to room the inclided side pieces, thus they come in two sections. To make the sides first form three circles. Insert piece in colour B in the piece of colour A. Weave first row. Because the side is woven all the pieces need to have same diameter. Make small cuts in piece B to avoid buckles. Then add the piece in colour C inside the other two and weave. Again make small cuts. Now you are ready to weave the pattern. Look carefully at the pictures and just try…. Weave with colour B…. At the top just leave the last row in colour A. Fix with glue. Score and precrease the medium size strip so that the uncut part is 1 cm high. Fix it just above the rhombes in colour B. Crease the strip so that the cut pieces goes inside the form. Score and precrease the wide strip and fix inside form as a 0.8 cm upstand. Fix the bottom inside the base.
The woven circle of the lid is made like the bottom. But now the flaps should be fixed to the ring on the outside. After fixing add narrow strips on both sides to get a firm and smooth edge.