How To Turn Old Magazines Into a Coiled Paper Basket

June 28, 2011 · 25 comments

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Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from ijt0107 and more videos in the General Papercrafts category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Use old magazines to make a cool basket that suits your more eco-friendly side. To complete this How-To you will need: Old magazines Scissors Glue A paintbrush A small piece of cardboard A bowl Wax or parchment paper or aluminum foil Decoupage glue A foam brush Rice glue (optional) Step 1: Cut magazine pages Cut magazine pages into 1-inch wide strips. Step 2: Fold strips into thirds Spread glue over a strip with the paintbrush. To make the strip thicker, glue another on top of it, add more glue, and fold it into thirds lengthwise. Tip: You can also use rice glue, available in some craft shops. Step 3: Wrap strip around a piece of cardboard Coil the strip around a rectangular or oval piece of cardboard that is about a half-inch long to form the core of your basket. Step 4: Fold, glue, and fill in center Fold more strips of paper and glue them in concentric circles around your core, making a flat, round plate for to bottom of your basket. Step 5: Fold, glue, and wrap core Turn the bowl upside down and line the outside with wax or parchment paper or aluminum foil, and fit your base on the bottom. Then continue folding and gluing

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