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Weave A Wheel Barrow With Paper!

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This Wheelbarrow is all paper!...You don't believe me?? well...read on and check it out!

This is so cute ...it would look so great as a center piece for a table...you could keep a plant or pot pori...
you could even use it to hold your knickknacks!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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News paper
Glue
Tissue paper
Skewer
paint/ wood stain

Step 2: Thick and Thin Rods

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First you need to make loads of Newspaper rods.
You need to make thin rods and for the base of the wheel barrow.
To make thin rods..take a centerfold paper and fold into four...cut and open up...then keep a skewer at an angle and roll tightly.
for more details on how to roll newspaper rods...check out this tutorial

You would need about 3 or 4 thick rods for the legs and handles.
For thicker rods...cut newspaper at center fold and then roll at an angle and glue....please check pictures for clear reference.

Step 3: Weave the Base

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For the base I used all thin rods
Intersect 4 rods as picture...then gradually build up by weaving rods from the sides and top...in and out in and out :-)
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Once you make the base the size you want....fold up every other rod up. surrond the upright rods with another rod and glue and close it up...hold with a clamp.

Take another rod and wave with the other rods in and out in and out. please refer picture.
Use one more rod to build up the walls of the basket.

Now fold over the excess rod and cut it off...make sure the fold end inbetween the parallel rods.

glue and hold with clamps.

To conceal and neaten...cut about a 1" wide strip of paper and fold it into 3 lengthwise.
Now weave it where the rods have been cut so that the cuts would be concealed.

please refer to pictures
Your basket is done...now lets make it a wheelbarrow!
parisusa11 months ago
Hi, I can't believe the amount of work you put into this! Very cute! I imagine a little red wagon made the same way! I have a basket made from "rods" made from magazines (it was a gift!)
shizy25 (author)  parisusa8 months ago
Thanks!...sorry for the late reply...was having a hectic life!
Wow, this is so cool! I knew this technique but I had never seen anything like this made this way before!
shizy25 (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thank you sooo much!
Love it!
shizy25 (author)  husna fazeen1 year ago
Thanks!
I am so glad that Shazni told me about this, this is such a creative and cool craft. Thank you so much for sharing.
shizy25 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
You are welcome :-) ... She actually showed me how it's done ! Hope I got your vote