How to Turn Old Magazines into a Coiled Paper Basket

How to Turn Old Magazines into a Coiled Paper Basket


How to Turn Old Magazines into a Coiled Paper
Basket. Use old magazines to make a cool basket that
suits your more eco-friendly side. 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 and rice glue (optional). Step 1. Cut magazine pages into 1-inch wide strips. Step 2. 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. You can also use rice glue, available in some
craft shops. Step 3. 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 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. 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 paper strips
in circles, slightly overlapping, gradually moving up the sides of the bowl. Join long strips at their ends to make them
longer, spread them with glue, and coil to save you time. Step 6. Continue building upward, using the mixing
bowl as a mold. When the desired height is reached, allow
the glue to dry overnight. Step 7. Paint a thin layer of decoupage glue on your
basket with the foam brush. Step 8. Allow your basket to dry for at least 48 hours
before using it. Did you know Coiling techniques were popular
in the basketry of Native Americans in Southern California.

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