Time to put those mail order catalogs to a new practical use!

Step 1: Supplies Needed

1 mail order catalog
Scissors or paper cutter
Something to use to pry staples open
Plastic bottle (the size of the bottle will determine the diameter of your finished basket) from this example I used a large medicine bottle, but you could use a soup can or even something much larger like an empty bleach or vinegar bottle.
Glue stick and a bottle of craft glue
1 sheet card stock or poster board
pen to trace with
small clothes pins
utility knife to cut bottle to use as a liner for your basket
<p>Used the Sunday magazines to create a pen holder ;)</p>
<p>Would be awesome to waterproof this by spraying with shellac or ModPodge or something similar. I used to do a braid like this with gum wrappers but they don't wrap gum with those any more! Times sure change...</p>
Wow This is so cool!
And if I want to do it with computer paper how long is the strip?
<p>I have a bunch of old calendars that I could p Out to good use for these.</p>
<p>&quot;put&quot; to good use</p>
<p>I made about 1 dozen of these in lots of different sizes and shapes and gave them to family for Christmas. Didn't know I'd be posting this so no photos.</p>
This is great!! I am just putting the final furniture in my craft room &amp; I need diff. size &amp; shaped baskets.
<p>Ha, I have done this when I was a kid. Some differences we did, probably improvements:</p><ol><li>We made this from candy wrappers - the colours could then be made same or two coloured. But you have to eat few kilos :D<li>The bottom we did other way - sewing to a thin cardboard and then gluing another thin cardboard at the bottom. No thread was visible.</ol><p>If I will find some of my old ones, will post images, must still have somewhere.</p>

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