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December 29, 2009

pier1, baskets, pier one

For Christmas, my brother’s sweet girlfriend gave these fun baskets from Pier1 as gifts. They are quite beautifully crafted and it was a nice surprise to see that they were made of recycled newspaper. Of course we all wanted to know if she had made them. It got me thinking that I could make perfectly sized baskets for loose items around the apartment.

newsprint basket, basket weaving

Lucky me, it turns out that How About Orange has a tutorial on how to make newsprint baskets. I was thinking that I could also use wrapping paper for color or even that jumbo roll of kraft paper for a minimalist look! The tutorial shows wide strips, but I think that you could go smaller or roll the strips for a tighter and studier basket. 

newsprint basket

Let the basket-weaving jokes rip!

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