Hello again, turn the piece over. And insert the strips like shown.
Repeat with the other two strips.
Pull all the strips through. This will tighten up the center pieces. This is the bottom.
Turn it over. I drew a zigzag line under each center strip to show you how you are going to create the center. Under each strip there is a pocket where you are going to insert each piece through.
The zigzag line is on the bottom strip. See how I turn my strip and the zigzag line is on the top now? Tuck the green strip under the purple strip and pull it through. Cut that excess part off. See next picture.
Next tuck the white strip under the green one. Pull it through. Cut off that excess strip.
The red strip will go under the white one. Missed that shot. Cut off that excess strip.
The purple strip will go under the red one pull it through. Cut off that excess piece.
Congratulations! you did it! Your finished piece should look like this. You will need two of this pieces for the lantern ornament. I will show you what you can do with these pieces.