Want to make something useful, creative and eco-friendly? Well, you can always use old newspapers, magazines, calenders, brown paper bags and so on to make a number of unique and awesome craft projects.

Recycling old newspaper, magazines, calender into eco-friendly baskets is one of the amazing eco-friendly craft projects :) These baskets turn out pretty sturdy and useful... besides, eco-friendly crafts always refresh and satisfy your mind.

I'm sure we all have loads of old newspapers or any kind of old paper stocks at home, so grab all the stuffs and lets do recycling ^_^

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these baskets you'll need:

  1. Paper - newspaper, old magazine, old calenders, brown paper etc,
  2. Clothespin - 3-4,
  3. Stapler.
<p>Doing it right now, can't wait to click that 'I made it!' button. Although can you add a step for designing the strips so you get a nice colourful imprint? Maybe like a rainbow spiral or something, if you get me.</p>
It was rather difficult, but I tried...
<p>I got a little stuck on the last few parts (weaving the sides together), but it turned out okay in the end! Thank you for all the helpful pictures! P.S. I can't do &quot;I Made It!&quot; without a picture, but I did!</p>
What a great Idea! Please provide some more photos. I get stuck at the corners every time I try making a basket.
<p>hey i m confuse with 5th step in sec 2...exctly tell me how can i this...</p>
Great instructions. thanks its really cool looking two.
<p>Nice work! </p>
I need to practice weaving. A bit difficult to do using recycled Trader Joe's bags.
<p>It looks great! love the patterns on the weave :)</p>
<p>Congrats on your win ! Amazing finalists :-)</p>
<p>Thanks shazni!</p>
<p>Congratulations!! For Finals Muhaiminah :)</p>
<p>Thanks so much Tarun!</p>
<p>just made 5 of these out of some brown paper I found in a box I was cleaning out. Absolutely love them. finally have a place for all of my art pens and sewing threads. </p><p>thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Wow! I love making these baskets out of brown paper. Please share a picture if possible, I'd love to see them :)</p><p>No problem!</p>
<p>My daughter and I made some baskets from paper but I like your design better. Thanks for sharing.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thanks so much sunshiine! </p><p>No problem ^_^</p>
<p>pretty cute idea!</p><p>:3</p>
<p>great instructable! easy to follow, and fun to make :)</p>
<p>It looks really cute! glad to know that the tutorial was helpful ^_^</p>
<p>Your hands are too clever</p>
<p>Thank you! ^_^</p>
<p>Lovely baskets</p>
<p>Thanks Yashfa!</p>
<p>i loved your idea and tried to make one of these..... but mine didnt turn out good and i ended up wasting paper :/<br>any tips on how i could work better??</p>
<p>Thanks! weaving the corners is the tricky part actually, once you get handy with making the corners you can easily weave the rest. It took me while as well so no worries, you'll get it right, just practice weaving the corners perfectly :)</p>
<p>Loved it :)</p>
<p>Thank you Tarun!</p>
<p>Wow, these are great!! It's awesome that the paper has been recyled - very green! :D</p>
<p>Thank you so much hunt! recycling crafts are awesome ^_^</p>
<p>Indeed they are! Voted also :D</p>
<p>Thanks ^_^</p>
<p>Fantastically Awesome. I am in love with these! Surely going to try this on my own. Keep up the great work!</p>
<p>Thanks so much! very happy to know that :) post a picture if you make one.</p>
<p>Indeed, I am going to add a picture.</p>
<p>So green and simple.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Those are amazing!!</p>
<p>I love these baskets, they are so very well done! I remember trying this technique using paper straws instead and I made a mess so I gave up...I must try again someday :D</p>
<p>Thanks Linda! haven't used paper straws for making baskets but these baskets are easy to make using paper strips, you should give it a try, it's a fun craft and green :)</p>

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