In our paper series we’ve been looking at creative, USEFUL things to do with the paper that bombards our lives. Starting with newspaper.
Newsprint, remember, is sturdy and fairly durable. Last week we looked at making yarn out of newspaper; this week we’re making baskets:
This craft works on the same weaving technique many of us used with construction paper hearts in grade school. You begin by folding whole sheets of newspaper into strips–roughly, into 1/8ths–then weave each strip under and over to form the sides.
( NOTE: While the technique used is a simple one, this project takes a lot of TIME, PATIENCE, and PLENTY of newspaper. You’ll need about 96 folded strips of newspaper to make one basket!)
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Find the complete tutorial here.