At some point in my life, I saw a tutorial for how to weave a basket out of magazines. I have now tried it three times and each time I wound up insanely frustrated with a pile of intertwined garbage (and not in a good way). It did not go well. However, in my last attempt, I found a way to cheat and create a fake wicker basket using magazine tubes. It’s very easy, just kind of time consuming and uses up a lot of hot glue. But it is a great craft to do while binge watching TV, because it doesn’t take a lot of mental effort.
- To make tubes:
- Magazines/catalogs/newspaper/junk mail
- Wooden skewer or dowel
- Glue stick
- To make basket:
- Magazine tubes
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Box or cardboard to make a box
- Paint (optional- I painted mine brown for a faux wicker look)
- Modge Podge (optional)
Coming soon: stay tuned for Harry Potter potion ornaments that you can proudly display in your basket.