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Newspaper Basket

Newspaper Basket DIY

This newspaper basket DIY shows you how to weave a basket out of newspaper strips. A cool up-cycling project that can be done by kids too! All you need is some old newspapers, thin cardboard, scissors and glue.

So shall we begin?

Newspaper Basket diy

Newspaper Basket DIY – Instructions:

Quick note before we begin … there are a few other ways to make a newspaper basket – I’ve just chosen what I considered the easy one.

Step 1:

Take a typical broadsheet newspaper (29.5 X 23.5 inches) and cut it in half along its length.

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Step 2:

Place a chopstick or a pencil on one corner of this piece and start rolling as shown.

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Step 3:

As you keep rolling, remove the pencil and slowly keep rolling the paper. You can use glue sparingly to hold the roll intact.

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Step 4:

When you finish rolling completely..

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Step 5:

Make a few more such pieces. My basket consumed about 18 strips.

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Step 6:

Take 8 strips and fold each one of them in half.

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Step 7:

Cut them in half along the fold made. We will need around 16 such halved pieces.

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Step 8:

Take a thin sheet of cardboard, fold in half and draw a circle. The diameter of the circle here is about 5 inches.

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Step 9:

Cut along the outline to get two circle pieces.

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Step 10:

On one circle, apply a good glue along the outline.

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Step 11:

Start placing the halved strips as shown.

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Step 12:

Place all the halved strips and press so that they stick well to the circle base.

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Step 13:

No apply glue on the other circle and stick it on to the top. Place a heavy book for a few minutes to ensure that the base has been glued on well.

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Step 14:

Lift up one strip.

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Step 15:

Now take a long strip and glue it on to the base.

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Step 16:

Take the strip backwards and bring it forward.

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Step 17:

This way, take one strip backward and one strip forward alternatively.

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Step 18:

Keep adding to the length of the strip bu inserting one into the other.

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this way… So you could keep weaving with the strip.

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Step 19:

As you weave, use glue once in a while to secure the weaves.

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The basket as you weave…

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Step 20:

The basket weaving is now done. We now have to secure the ends.

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Step 21:

Cut the strip as shown.

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Step 22:

Bend the strip downwards and applying glue tuck it in.

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Can you see that its been tucked in?

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Step 23:

Cut and tuck in all the strips to complete the basket.

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Step 24:

Now paint the basket with an acrylic color of choice.

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The basket is complete once the painting is done.

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