Homemake presents or gifts for someone special
Handmade Basket from papers
Today, I will share with you, my new hobby to make basket from recycle paper. Actually, I learned to make a small basket from recycle paper from my beloved sister for our big brother wedding. We prepare them as souvenir for guests.
For the first time, I felt it is very difficult. My fingers especially thumb very pain during prepare the stick. After a while, I start to enjoy it. It is fun and after I finish one basket(refer photo 7&8), I felt the passion and satisfy.
We are reading newspaper everyday, after read some of us keep it or some of us will throw it to recycle bin.
Below are the step by step on how we can reuse the newspaper to make souvenir or gifts to friends and loved one.
1.Newspaper, magazines or papers
2.Scissors or knife
4.Small rattan or stick
5.Wooden or rattan varnish
How to prepare the stick:-
1.Cut newspaper into size which you want. It can as small as photo no.1. For me I choose A4 size. So I cut the newspaper into A4 size paper.
2.Roll the paper so that it become as a stick (refer photo no.1&2) using small stick as a guide to get small stick.Use glue at the end of the paper to stick the paper together. Take out the small stick from the paper stick.
Note: The paper stick has 2 egde, one must bigger than other one so that we can joint it together.
3.Two type of sticks short (for base/bottom part) long stock (for weave).Long sticks we can produce by joint 2 short sticks together using glue.
How to start weave (Bottom part)
1.Use always odd number of stick such as 7,9,11,13. I used 13 short stick for my basket.
2.Allocate 13 short sticks in star shape (refer picture 3). Use paper glue to stick them together.
3.Start to weave from bottom to top(wall of the basket & lastly the holder). There is many type of weave, but I choosed easier one which one part on top and below (refer picture 6).
4. For bottom part, use 4-5 sticks weave together (its depends to how big the basket you want). For wall, use 8-11sticks (depends on how tall you want too)
5.Lastly, make the holder by plait the stick together.
6.After finished (as picture 7), we can paint it using varnish. The basket will look like as made from rattan instead of newspaper.
We also can make other things such as pencil holder,vase plate,basket with cover,vase and many more.
Finally, don't waste your newspaper, its can become something interesting by some creativity and time. Perhaps, can be a present for Valentine's Day.Happy trying!!