Introduction: How to Make a Woven Newspaper Basket
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!
Step 1: Supplies
Step 2: Cut That Paper
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
Fold the newspaper across horizontally with a one-inch width, so the newspaper is as long as it can be.
Step 4: Weave
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
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
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
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!
It only took an hour or so to make, and now my make-up has its own little space.