Paper Woven Baskets – Recycled Paper Crafts

I have always wanted to make woven baskets. Three days ago, I made two paper woven baskets. I recycled paper from my daughter’s old coloring notebooks. This is a great craft to recycle old paper that you do not want anymore. Yay!!! to spring cleaning.

 

Paper Woven Baskets
Paper Woven Baskets

 

This project is a part of my Spring Cleaning Challenge. I am trying to re-organize my home space. I thought I would make some DIY crafts using the supplies I have at hand. Making my home beautiful, one step at a time is my goal.

Here are my Paper Woven Baskets:

Recycled Paper Round Basket
Recycled Paper Round Basket

 

I made a round basket with flat strips of paper. I used bright acrylic paints in pretty raspberry pink, yellow, blue and pistachio colors for the first basket. These colors were chosen by my daughter Shaman.

 

Round Woven Paper Basket
Round Woven Paper Basket

 

I made a spiral shaped pencil stand looking at a how-to video on Youtube. My little girl helped me paint this other one. Do you see the dab of paint on the folds? That is her work. ;) I painted it in 4 different colors on each side.

The colors I used are red, blue, green and orange. I also used a vintage gift wrapping paper for the base. It is a pretty pink floral paper.

 

Paper Woven Colorful Pencil Stand
Paper Woven Colorful Pencil Stand

 

Paper crafts is a fun and inexpensive craft for anyone. I also made a lot of paper beads, jewelry sand paper mache projects a while ago. Some of my paper projects can be found HERE.

 

Woven Paper Pencil Stand
Woven Paper Pencil Stand

 

I know these baskets are not so perfect. But I am very happy for trying a new craft. It made my daughter more happier than me as I told her I was making it for her to keep her pencils and painting supplies. I absolutely love it. Do you?