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How to make a woven newspaper basket

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Lately, my make-up has been all over my bathroom. I decided to make a little basket for all of it. Mine needed to be a little smaller, because I don't own much make-up. Here's my version of the newspaper basket. Hope you like it!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You need:
Newspaper
Scissors
Tape
Ribbon
Tacky Glue

Step 2: Cut that paper

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First, you need to cut a two-page newspaper spread in half, so it only looks like a one-page spread.

Step 3: Fold that paper

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Fold the newspaper across horizontally with a one-inch width, so the newspaper is as long as it can be.

Step 4: Weave

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Once you have enough strips, you can start weaving! Weave from the center outwards, making it as big as you want it to be.

Step 5: Tape it up

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When the bottom of your basket is large enough, fold what's left of your strips up and start weaving the sides, using tape as you go. I used plenty.

Step 6: Fold strips over

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When the sides are as tall as you want them to be, fold the strips left standing over the top and tape them to the inside of the basket.

Step 7: Make it pretty

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At this point, I used tacky glue to glue a strip around the inside top edge to make it look nicer and hide the ugly fold-overs. I also weaved some ribbon through the top to make it look a little girlier.

Step 8: You're done!

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It only took an hour or so to make, and now my make-up has its own little space.
Love, Liz
sunshiine5 months ago

My daughter and I were just making newspaper baskets. They are very nice and functional. Thanks for sharing your handi work!

sunshiine

Ericsgirl5 months ago

So cute and financially friendly. Does anyone know of a specific kind of paint that could be used to 'brighten' it up some?

yfunz6 months ago

Waw cool, i must try..

mohany6 months ago
I should thank you for your wonderful work.
Fan Blades6 months ago
It's a woven basket not a weaved badsket.
bdickson16 months ago
So cool!!
shaktiyadav6 months ago
Great...
farriola6 months ago
Thank you. Now I know what to do with all my old newspaper :)
BigRed19736 months ago
I like this, very nice.....
very good idea