Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Woven Newspaper Basket

It's no secret I love Pinterest (follow me here!) I'm constantly pinning various things that inspire me or that I'd like to create.

However, I've realized that in the time I sit and pin on my phone/computer, I could actually be trying out some of the projects/recipe/ideas that I pin. It seems like I'm ALWAYS pinning, but NEVER doing.

On Friday, I decided to change that. I went to my Getting Crafty pinboard and scrolled through some of my most recent pins. I was looking for a project I could complete that afternoon (We had a half day of school) and that didn't require me to go buy materials. (Hello, who wants to leave the house when the temps are in the negatives?! Not me!!). Finally I found a project that I wanted to try.

                                                     Introducing the "Newspaper Basket"

I used the tutorial from Nifty Thrifty Things

The instructions were relatively clear. The only hard part was maintaining a tight weave and making sure the edging was neat. Although not perfect, I'm happy with the way mine turned out.

I posted a video on my Vine account of the base being woven together.

So cute. Cost me absolutely nothing to make (And I was helping the environment by recycling!)

So, what did I use it for you may ask?
I found it was the perfect size to store some lotions/sunscreen that had been floating around in my make-up drawer.

Who wouldn't want to put on sunscreen every day when it's stored in such a cute little basket?

Have you woven anything out of newspaper? How did it turn out? Any tips to improve my project?
Let me know what you think, and link up pictures, blog posts, etc. in the comments!

Be Stylish, Be Classy, Be Creative


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