How to Make a DIY NewsPaper Basket

by Maya Ries


  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (optional)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Paintbrush (optional)
  • Something to make the bottom
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You need sheets of paper 12 centimeters long 5 centimeters wide

    Step 2

    Fold a sheet in half hot dog style.

    Step 3

    Fold it hot dog style again

    Step 4

    Fold it inhalf hamburger style.

    Step 5

    Unfold the the last fold and you will fold in both ends to the middle.

    Step 6

    Fold the ends together sort of like a v. Take two of the " v's" that you've made.

    Step 7

    You'll slide one of them through the slits of the second "v"

    Step 8

    Here is how it will look.

    Step 9

    And again how it will look.

    Step 10

    You want to keep doing that till you get the length you want. I went all the way up to 38 "v's"

    Step 11

    This is how it will look.

    Step 12

    You want to add glue to one end of the long strip and attach the other end to it.

    Step 13

    This is the two layers of my basket

    Step 14

    Step 15

    More strips will need to be made for the third layer.

    Step 16

    The best method I had to attach all three levels was to staple them. I would have use hot glue if I had some. I had a method of weaving more paper through the basket but it wasn't holding together.

    Step 17

    I cut out a paper plate and stapled it to the bottom.

    Step 18

    I began to paint mine purple.

    Step 19

    I painted mine entirely purple. Please like this and follow me!!! Thanks :)