Introduction: Paper Basket for Keys and Other Stuff

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This is an Instructable for a Basket that can be kept near the door of your apartment, on top of your refrigerator or any other place to hold your keys, and other stuff such as rubber bands etc. This project is also a key project for recycling and up cycling as it is completely made out of old newspapers. So, eventually helps us in reducing paper wastage.

Step 1: Collecting the Required Materials

Here is a list of items that will be needed to complete the basket

  1. Old newspapers (a lot of them).
  2. Scissors.
  3. Hot Glue Gun w/ Hot Glue.
  4. Scale/Ruler.
  5. Clear Cello Tape.
  6. Craft Glue (Optional).

Step 2: Cut Out the Strips From Newspapers

Using the scissors, cut out strips of newspaper. There is no specific size requirement. It can be as random as it can be.

Step 3: Preparing Strips for the Basket

In this step, we will roll the strips and stick each roll using clear cello tape. You can check out the video we've embed from our evangelist Suffian Suhail.

Step 4: Sticking the Rolls Together

Once ou've made enough rolls, it's time to stick them up together and give them a shape of basket. As shown in the video, we have used Stanley Hot Glue Gun to stick all the rolls together.

Step 5: Final Touches

Once you have stuck all the rolls together, it is time to give your paper basket, finishing touches As your rolls are already covered in clear tape, they are already waterproof. Now, you have to look for any gaps in between the rolls and fill them up with hot glue.

Step 6: Painting the Basket

You can always paint the basket . We used Red and Blue Acrylic Spray Paints to paint our basket.


We hope you like this instructable. It's a great way to recycle old newspapers and to reduce mess created by keys lying around. And while you're at it, why not vote for us in the paper challenge and other contests??

It will help us win some goodies for our lab....


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