Friday, October 30, 2009

Recycled Paper Basket

I have this thing for storage, so I was happy to find the newspaper basket on Only problem was that it was made out of newspaper, which is messy. Instead I decided to make use of all the garbage printout paper that I've been saving. The final result is great because I folded the print side in resulting in a basket that looks like its made from square marble mosaic tiles. Please click on the demo images for the tutorial. For each basket you will need:

  • 20 pieces of scrap paper 8.5"x11"

  • scissors

  • a heavy book

  • paper clips (optional)

  • glue (optional, I didn't use any and my baskets are strong)


  1. Hi Christine, thanks for the link, and love your blog! And all those diagrams, wow! I'll be back,
    we like the same types of economical reuse projects....I've got a whole kitchen shelf of coffee jars, so loved what you did too!
    happy holidays!

  2. Thank you for the compliment! I'm a big fan of your blog!

  3. I just spent a very happy evening making one of these- hope it's ok if I post pictures and link to your blog on mine?

  4. please be my guest and link/ post images Ondine! thanks for the plug ;)