It's always fun making projects out of newspapers . . . one of my favorite recycle material! Almost everyone has some form of newspapers lying around and it's so easy and simple to create something decorative and unique!
Imagine rolling strips of newspaper into tubes and then, using an easy weave technique, make a lovely bowl or basket. How cool is that! And you know you've probably tossed newspapers in the trash on a daily basis and chances are, once you make something, like I did, as seen here, here, here and here, you may never want to toss your papers again! OMG!
Tacky Glue (Fast Grab)
Paint - Primer
Place a skewer stick at a right angle on the corner of paper, as pictured.
Continue rolling until you get close to the end point. You might have to lift the paper to tighten the tube as you roll. It takes practice to perfect your rolls. Add a bit of glue to the tip corner and continue rolling to the end.
Now, turn on some music or tv and make lots of tubes, approximately 30 or more depending on the size of your bowl.
Next, glue together at middle of two tubes, one vertical and the other, horizontal. Clamp, til dry.
Glue two more tubes, on top, at center, criss-crossed and clamp together to dry.
Glue another tube (end) to center of tubes and let dry. This is your weaving tube.
Begin weaving tube under and over tube on right and then under left tube . . .
Remove clamps and cut off excess tubes.
See how pretty the bowl pattern is upside down!
spray paint the finished bowl with a white primer or color of your choice.
Caution: this can become very additive! Lol!
Thanks for stopping by
and take a little time to enjoy -
Happy Paper Crafting!