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Eco-DIY: turn an old magazine into a cool coiled paper basket

by EcoStreet on March 14, 2008

in EcoDIY

When you’ve finished reading your favourite magazines, perhaps you put them into your paper recycling, or maybe they just stack up somewhere collecting dust? Here’s a terrific idea from esprit cabane to turn old magazines into a beautiful, functional and environmentally sound item. Full instructions on how to make your very own stylish coiled paper basket here.


coiled paper basket [esprit cabane]

If you don’t have time to make a beautiful basket like this, here are some lovely baskets handcrafted in Nepal by artisans in the remote mountain villages of Lapa, Tipling and Shertung. They are made using discarded plastic wrappers:

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Emma March 15, 2008 at 1:38 am

This is so cool i want to make one now.


incurable hippie March 17, 2008 at 10:52 pm

This is gorgeous! I must make one soon 🙂


Rikesh Chitrakar September 9, 2008 at 8:33 am

This site is very helpful to conserve enviroment with the concept of recycle and reuse will you Please provide an instruction to make magagine basket with the paper roll up tightly into sticks and joint together in order to give a shape of basket.


Ganuk September 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

what kind of glue must be used?


wildish September 16, 2010 at 6:59 am

Hi Ganuk, I see that in the tutorial rice glue is used, or as alternative, white glue diluted with a little water. For the recipe for rice glue, have a look here. Happy paper basket making!


VMS April 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

I have made one paper basked of newspaper.
It’s different tecnique, but it’s nice too 🙂


Neta May 29, 2011 at 7:15 am

love this idea!
I used this technique to create a new clock for our kitchen. check it out!


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