How to Make a Newspaper Basket to Store Cosmetics
It indeed feels very nice when I am writing for IMBB after a gap. I have been crazily busy with many things – 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 couldn’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.
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.. 😉 ) 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 – fold it again into a colored sheet so as to get nice color in the end.
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.
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”
Such a cute basket Surabhi, nice DIY 🙂
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.. 🙂 I mean your smile.. 😀
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!
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 .. 😀
The bestest of all the DIY’s.. Thank you for sharing Surabhi.. 🙂
Thankooooooo sooo much Tanvi..! :-*
This is so nice n functional, and looks pretty too! Awesome post Surabhi!
Thank youuuuu Aarbee… 😀 Yeah, it is veryyyy functional. I have 3 such baskets in varied sizes and I dump like anything in them and stay sane! 😀
Good and Practical… Very attractive
this is soo superb!!!!
Thank youuuu Somreeta… I know you are also a bit into natural stuff.. so you must try to make these..
Yes my dear…i love all natural natural…. 🙂 gonna try this..!
Thankyouuuuuuuuu Aparajita.. 😀
lovely basket Surabhi. nice DIY
Thanks Manisha.. I am happy you liked it. Try it out and let me know how it works..
wow this is so amazing!!! thanks for sharing surabhi 🙂
Hey Parita… thanks a ton lady..! 😀 😀 😀 I have 3 such baskets..hihihi
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 😀 😀
Hey Dipti.. thanks a million dear for saying that you like my posts. 🙂 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.
You are welcome hun…Surabhi you are already in my friend’s list on FB.. Will share the picsss soon 😀 😀 😀
Wow… i will surely try it.. 🙂 good work!!
Thanks Smriti.. plz try it and lemme know how it gets..
lovely diy.i can never make it lol
Hey FG.. you are FLY gal na.. so you can makes planes.. 😀
he he surabhi can fly em.bana to vo bi ni sakti 😮
I replied to all the comments but I cant see my own comments.. 🙁 guess my internet has gone berserk.. 🙁
we used to make this in our school craft classes.
Thanks Shuchii.. yeah.. school days mein na.. hihihii.. I never made this stuff then so making them now..! 😀
Thankkkkk youuu Rama… 😀
Wow such a pretty basket Surabhi….am definitely going to make this basket rather than buying one 🙂 Thank u so much for sharing this 🙂
Thank youuuu Neha.. I am sooo glad you liked it. Plz lemme know if you make it.. I would love to know how it comes out..
Very smart idea Surbhi! I am zero in creativity but will def. copy this. thanks for sharing!
Thank youuu Ila.. try it out.. I am sure you would love it..
wowww.. this is great.. u knw surbhi i have already made that magazine papaer bowl and this one is great too..thanx for sharing
ohh wow… I am soooooo happy to know you tried that magazine bowl.. how was it..? Try this out too… wowow..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…
hihihii… I also copy the crafts as it is from net many a times..
i always say u r multitalented na 🙂
hihiihii… thankooooooo… 😀
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 😉
Now i am going to try this for sure Surabhi 🙂
And in my native place ppl used to weave big big basket the same way with Palm tree leaves 🙂
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.. 😀 try it out.. you on FB?
M already on my way trying to do it myself………..yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy fabulous idea 🙂 🙂
ohhhh wowwwww.. you must tell me how it comes out when you finish making it..
Such a wonderful way of recycling!! great tutorial Surabhi!! 🙂
Thanks a lot Sanhita.. 🙂
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. :))
Thankkkk youuuuu Ratiiii… so glad you liked it. I have few more DIYs.. will send them to you soon if my net stays sane.
woww!! such a cool idea! thanks for this Surbhi!!!!!
Thanks a tonnnnn Nafisa..!! 😀
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. 😛
Love this idea, Surabhi! :))
Wow Samantha.. I really liked the way you wrote your comment here.. 😀 thanksss dearie… 🙂
I am gonna try this when i go home for vacations. Thanks Surabhi.. it feels weird typing my own name here 😛 U know many people call me surabhi instead of Surbhi since i was in school 😛
Hey… eggjactly.. it happened with me too.. pple used to call me Surbhi… and I always reminded them of the A…!! Dunno why pple ignore others’ spellings..
Well done Surabhi!! What a great way to reuse newspaper. I love such posts 🙂
Thankyouuuuu Aditi.. 😀
this is really neat. I get so motivated everytime I see these posts. Must definitely try something this weekend. Thanks for these DIYs..love them.
Thanks a lot Aru… Try these out and lemme know how this comes out..
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 🙂 thank you !
Yeah!!!! these make amazing gifts… 😀
Interesting to know that you are doing Masters in psychology. No, I am not a psychologist 🙂 I find psychology intriguing.
Yeah, it is indeed intriguing… and thats the reason I decided to pursue psychology even after being an MBA and a BTech myself…
This is so cool surabhi.. Love ur DIYs.. Im def gonna try this one when i get time.. 😀
Thanks Pia.. you are generally very motivating… 😀
sooprlykd DIY…so easy n useful too surbhi :)..thankews fr sharing useful DIY to team..cheers
Thanks a ton Rajni… 😀 I am glad you liked it..
xcellent idea Surabhi!!!!!! I will surly try to do this…
Thankyouuu Megha.. do try this. I hope you enjoy it more after you make it.
sooo creative.. the basket looks very cute :
Ooh wowww 🙂 basket looks so cute 🙂
I am glad you liked it.. try it out.. it indeed works and looks great..
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… 🙂
Awesome..super creative 🙂
Looks so creative.love the basket.will try it this weekend.plz do keep post this kind of articles.really amazing.thank u surabhi ji