How to Make a Newspaper Basket to Store Cosmetics

How to Make a Newspaper Basket to Store Cosmetics

Hey all,
It indeed feels very nice when I am writing for IMBB after a gap. I have been crazily busy with many things โ€“ my IGNOU assignments (I am studying MA in psychology so any psychologists here.. please let me know), my PhD proposal (I got a research assignment in NL but couldnโ€™t take it so now preparing for Indian B-schools and thus anyone doing PhD in business administration, please write in comments, I need your help) and some other small assignments.
newspaper basket
Now, I am kind of done with few of them and can actually breathe.

Today I am going to tell you how you can make a sturdy newspaper basket from old, used newspapers. The basket looks gorgeous (atleast to me.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and it is quite strong. You can add your own variations to it in terms of size, weight, color and paper material.

I hope you enjoy it. I would love to hear from you in comments section.
What you need:
Newspapers, glue, colored papers, stapler
How to make the basket:
1. Take newspaper sheet and fold it into a stripe. You can adjust the length and width here. I kept the width close to an inch and I took the normal newspaper full sheet. The number of stripes is dependent upon the size you wish to make. For this size around 12 stripes are more than enough.
2. Cover it with a colored paper โ€“ fold it again into a colored sheet so as to get nice color in the end.
colored sheets
3. By placing the sheets vertically and horizontally, try to make a mat of the sheets as shown in the picture.
4. Decide on the base size. Once you are done with the base, take the sheets and fold them vertically.
5. Now start inserting the rest of the sheets horizontally in a cross section format.
6. Glue the horizontal stripes together at the end.
7. You can cut off the excess vertical sheets or fold them to give round edge to the basket and to make it sturdier.



8. Basket is ready! โ˜บ



I would suggest you make around 8-10 stripes first and start working on it. If needed, you can anytime make and add new stripes to it. If you want to be strong, its better to fold an entire newspaper sheet into one stripe. Use Feviquick as it holds the stripes better than a fevicol. If you feel the stripes keep getting ripped off of each other, staple them.

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79 thoughts on “How to Make a Newspaper Basket to Store Cosmetics

    1. Thankyouuuuu TA.. Glad you liked it. And hey.. dunno if I told this to you before or not.. but each time I look at your DP.. it reminds me of Rani Mukherjee.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean your smile.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. oh wow… just this morning i was thinking of making a cosmetics basket… saw a similar basket with an aunty while travelling to office, and had my creative mind running here and there for ideas!!! I had even made a basket in my mind!
    thanks so much for sharing this!

    1. Wowwwww… so happy that I posted it at the right time.. now you can make the basket. It is indeed very strong and very useful!!! And the best thing is that you can customize it .. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Surabhi I love reading your posts.. they always have a personal touch..

    I totally love crafts.. I make boxes on my own to store jewellery or makeup stuff.. I am planning to make a makeup organiser.. got all the material too. but was lazying around… After looking at your post I am so excite I will make it today itself will make this basket too..

    My dresser looks all messed up .. This basket would work super for me.. will share the piccys once I make it ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Hey Dipti.. thanks a million dear for saying that you like my posts. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am sooo impressed.. you make your own stuff..!! wow.. plz share the pics. you on FB? Add me.. I am prolly the only Surabhi Surendra on FB. and yeah.. lemme know how this turns up.

  3. Wow such a pretty basket Surabhi….am definitely going to make this basket rather than buying one ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank u so much for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. yeah i wiil definitely try this one too.. and that bowl is amazing i keep it on dressing table..and as i m very bad at doin craft work i ll copy you ditooo…

  4. Already i have tried the Paper cup which you did DIY before and it came out well, i keep it in my office desk, many appreciated me, they all thought its my own idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Now i am going to try this for sure Surabhi ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Hey Shami.. I am soooooo happy to know you tried the bowl. It really feels good when someone actually tries out your suggestions. ANd hey.. it was not my idea either though this basket is partially my idea.. ๐Ÿ˜€ try it out.. you on FB?

  5. this is like super awesome. your DIYS are so amazing surabhi. Loved it . this looks adorable. I’d give it a try when i get time. i love doing craft work. :))

  6. How to make me happy? Give me glue, paper and a pair of scissors, and tell me to cut them up and/or fold them. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Love this idea, Surabhi! :))

  7. I am gonna try this when i go home for vacations. Thanks Surabhi.. it feels weird typing my own name here ๐Ÿ˜› U know many people call me surabhi instead of Surbhi since i was in school ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. this is really neat. I get so motivated everytime I see these posts. Must definitely try something this weekend. Thanks for these them.

  9. This is so cool! Looks all bright and colourful! And i think I’ll make a smaller version of this as a gift basket also ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you !

  10. Hey!!! I tried dis n its rely nyc….nw everyting iz in an organised way nd my cupboard z no more a mess….tenq u so much…nd keep sharing such ideas… ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Looks so the basket.will try it this weekend.plz do keep post this kind of articles.really amazing.thank u surabhi ji

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