Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper Baskets

Spring is (theoretically) on the way, and with it, Easter.  Those of us living in the US, at least, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, are receiving catalogs filled with images of bright pastel clothing and jewelry.  This seems a perfect opportunity to make some woven paper baskets.
 The colors are so bright, and the glossy catalogs are the perfect weight to make sturdy little baskets.
I started off with the idea that I would just weave them and rely on the weaving to hold together, but I ultimately used a few dabs of hot glue to finish them off and make them a bit stronger.
In a few weeks you will see the items I am making to fill these little baskets, other than the curled newsprint that is.
What do you do to upcycle those pounds of wasted paper?

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