I always try to use recycled materials for crafting projects. Almost everyone have piles of papers (newspaper, brown paper, magazine paper etc.) around their houses. It's about time we turned them into something useful!
In this instructable I've tried to show 5 easy patterns for paper basket weaving. I used small number of strips and tried to simplify the steps as much as possible. These paper baskets can be really useful and cheap as well! :)

Materials needed to make these paper baskets are:-
1) Paper (newspaper, brown paper, colored paper, magazine paper... any kind of paper)
2) Anti-cutter,
3) Scissor,
4) Glue
5) Scotch tape,
6) Cardboard or thick paper.

Step 1: Paper Strips

I used brown paper strips to make the baskets. At first, you have to cut the papers into strips of 1.5 inch width. Then fold them into half inch width and keep the length about 12 inches or more. Make as many as you can.
<p>Easy to follow instructions. Might try w/great-grands. </p>
Wow great idea.
<p>Does anyone know how to make lids for the square baskets?</p>
<p>All you have to do, is make another square basket, but make the strips shorter until it's like a lid.</p>
<p>try doing the first part of the basket (before you fold up the edge) and trim and glue/tape the edges to the under side for a flat square/rectangle piece that you can set on top? Hope this helps!</p>
<p>Wow! Its amazing</p>
<p>the baskets are really amazing....... :) love them...</p>
<p>Thanks so much!</p>
<p>thanx for posting..its really amazing..will surely try..:)</p>
<p>You seem very deleterious. Have you tried using forms such as the end of a unopened paper towel roll and a rubber band to hold the strips in place while weaving? This works for me. I love your baskets. You are very proliferack (sp.)</p><p>Thanks for sharing with us</p>
Very clever....it's amazing how creative people can be.....especially reusing useless household items.
Thanks! reusing the useless makes me happy!
Used old magazines turned out great
wow! I love the pattern you can get from old magazines! thanks for sharing :) it looks awesome :)
Perfect for rainy days with kids <br>thanks for posting
Happy to know! you're welcome :)
sooo cool!
This is on my &quot;to do list&quot; for the vacation. Thanks :).
Glad to know! you'll have fun making these paper baskets! enjoy :)
are u from india <br>
I'm from Bangladesh.
c'est beau et bien expliqu&eacute; , merci avec des papiers publicitaires j'ai fais un bol en enroulant les bandes de papier ( voir lien )<br> &nbsp;belle journ&eacute;e<br> <a href="http://sculpturecrea.kazeo.com/edit/deco-recup/deco-recup,r231911.html" rel="nofollow">http://sculpturecrea.kazeo.com/edit/deco-recup/deco-recup,r231911.html</a>
merci! tr&egrave;s beau site! sorry my french isn't so good. thanks again! :) <br>Have a great day!
this is beautiful
Thank you sabu.dawdy!
that is cute :)
Thank you sweety!
How nice to have so many tutorials under one Instructable! It will be very helpful when I attempt to make these with leftover holiday paper.
Thank you kcli! I thought posting a 5 in 1 tutorial would be helpful &amp; it'll save time. Happy to know you'll make some, &amp; don't forget to post a photo, I'd really like to see :)
I love the variety of baskets you made. I've made baskets with reed but never considered using paper. Great instructions -- fun to read and not loaded with unnecessary details. Thanks for taking the time to share!!!!
Thanx! I'm glad you love'em! paper's are readily available, especially newspaper &amp; brown paper, so I always try to recycle them into something useful &amp; creative :) Thanx again!
These are very cute and you have great directions!
Thank you Penolopy! I tried to simplify the steps as much as possible :)
It's fantastic. Thank you.
Happy to know that sooooc! :)

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Bio: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls, beautiful colors and shapes (especially triangles!)... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!
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