Introduction: 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!

Step 1: Supplies

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You need:
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


LouiseM69 (author)2017-05-12

Cute and quick, nice Liz

jjai2 made it! (author)2016-05-10


sunshiine (author)2014-02-19

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


Ericsgirl (author)2014-01-29

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

yfunz (author)2014-01-13

Waw cool, i must try..

mohany (author)2014-01-10

I should thank you for your wonderful work.

Fan Blades (author)2014-01-09

It's a woven basket not a weaved badsket.

bdickson1 (author)2014-01-09

So cool!!

shaktiyadav (author)2014-01-09


farriola (author)2014-01-08

Thank you. Now I know what to do with all my old newspaper :)

BigRed1973 (author)2014-01-08

I like this, very nice.....

mehdi mohammadi (author)2014-01-08

very good idea

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