by Sandy Atkinson
#2 round reed-weavers
#3 round reed-spokes
4 round wood base with drilled holes.
Paint the wooden base in your choice of acrylic paint color. You might have to clean out the holes with a toothpick if they fill up with paint. Apply a 2nd coat of paint if needed. Let dry. Sand with a brown paper bag to smooth this out. Spray with sealer, let dry. Stencil if desired.
Insert 1 end of the reed into the hole from the top for 3.
Crimp all spokes next to the base on the underside.
One step Braid:
With the short ends up, go in front of 1 spoke, behind the next spoke to the right. Continue around the base. The last spoke will insert under the reed from the 1st spoke. See Fig. A. Turn base upright.
Trim off any excess, add a short or tall pillar candle and enjoy!
Kit includes hand dyed reed and matching painted base is $8.99, plus shipping.
Color choices: Dark blue base with blue, yellow, red reed
Pink base with pink, purple reed
Dark green base with shades of green reed
Unfinished wood base only: $2.99, plus shipping
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