Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brown Paper Bag Basket






Who doesn't like a recyling project. Convert a brown paper bag into this cute little basket. Thought about posting this for Earth Day, but I am a day late..:(



Anyways,  here are the instructions.



You'll need:
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Brown Paper bag
Scissors
Glue

Steps:
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- Cut out and remove the base of the bag.
- Now open up your bag and cut it into 1.5" strips. ( I got 18 strips).


- Cut two of the strips into half and attach the half strips to four of the other strips. So now you have 12 strips of the same shorter length and 4 longer ones.
- Fold all the 16 strips like the picture below and glue it.



- Weave 12 of the shorter strips like the picture below to make the base of the basket and glue the four corners of the base, so that it easier when you weave the sides.
-After you have made the base, fold the remaing part of the strips so it stands up, so as to make the sides. (maybe the picture below can help understand..:))





- Now take the longer strips and start weaving the sides. The first side strip might be difficult to weave. You can use paper clips to hold your work in place while you weave.



 - After you have weaved the sides, fold the edges of the strips and glue it to complete the basket.
- Admire your artwork.





Linking to the following link parties here.

26 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Priyam, What a lovely idea this is. I do buy strawberries in little punnets, but to give a gift of strawberries, in this beautiful woven basket, would be a delight.
    I have enjoyed my visit and have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! the door will always be open.
    Best Wishes.
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you for the visit and also for following!
      You have a great website. I specially loved reading the article on "Indian treasure" -- just reminded me when I used to shop in these small stores packed with goodies..:)

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  2. This is such a fun craft idea and has so many uses! Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. Thank you Trish! and thank you for the great party!

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  3. I LOVE this basket! I can't wait to do this with my daughter! Thanks so much for dropping by allthingswithpurpose.com!

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    1. Thank you Julia! glad you liked it and thank you for the visit..:)

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  4. love love love... what a great project!!! Thanks for taking the time to link up to Tasteful Tuesdays @Nap-TimeCreations.com. I do feature round ups on Saturdays and Tuesdays now, so make sure you are following the blog in some way so you know if YOU are featured...GFC, facebook or bloglovin are my recommendations :o)

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    1. Thanks Emily and I am your new follower..:)

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  5. Great idea and tutorial. I'm thinking of all kinds of materials to use for a cute woven basket now!

    Visiting from the Shabby Creek Cottage Linky Party.

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    1. Thank you! Absolutely, you can use different materials and make different sizes for all different purposes..:) Serve up chips, popcorn or maybe for kids art stuff...

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    1. Thank you Ruth! and thank you for stopping by.

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  7. You have a lovely blog Priyam....... Love ur awsm ideas

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    1. Thank you Sheeba! Inspiration comes from all different places, just like from "Inspirational Loft"...:)

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  8. Oh..I jut love this idea. Did it take along time to weave the strips?

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    1. Thank you Laura! Not really, it didn't take that long for the size of the basket I made. Yes, weaving the first side strip was little tricky, but then the strips after that wasn't that bad.

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  9. woow...... that´s a great job....
    just Love it :)
    and do not miss......

    SATURDAY SHOW OFF

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  10. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I was going to feature this tomorrow, but didn't see my party on your page :o) Not to be a stinker... but we all need to protect our space right :o) Anyway, hope you will be back to link up again next week and will be able to add my party to you list :o) I LOVE this basket.
    EMily@nap-timecreations.com

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    1. I am so sorry Emily that I missed adding your link in my "linkies" page. I added it now at http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html. Thank you for letting me know. Didn't intend to miss adding any of the awesome parties I attend...:)

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    2. Cute basket! Nice easy to follow tutorial, thanks!

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    3. Thanks Krystie!
      I am really bad at explaining things, so glad you could follow my instructions. I guess pictures help too..:) I am a very visual person and it is kind of easy to show than tell...:)

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  11. How cute! You could even do it with your kiddos! I'd be thrilled for you to share it here: http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/05/shine-on-fridays-81.html#more

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    1. Thank you Amy for the visit and the invitation.
      I would love to link up.

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  12. Love this idea! Pinned to make soon. Thanks
    Linda

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  13. Priyam, this is such a cute basket and I love re-purposing things. Thanks for the tutorials and the very helpful pictures (picture tutorials are my favorites . . . SO much better than video ones).
    This has be repinned to the Retro Re-Pin Party Board and we hope to see you next week starting Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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