Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DIY with newspaper

Let us see how we can use newspaper to make a basket and some pretty coasters.Once they are made they become very sturdy and the best part is we get to make them with something as simple as newspaper.
So let us get started...


Materials required: Newspaper, glue, paint colours of your choice

Step 1: Take an A4 size newspaper

Step 2: start rolling diagonally from one end to make paper strips.

Step 3: Now roll these fine strips in the form of a circle. Roll the strips tightly one over the other. You will need ten or more such strips to make the circular base. Glue each strips firmly with fevicol. You can spread the fevicol a little lavishly for firm binding. Do not worry. Fevicol will become transparent once dry. Also make such circular rolls for the sides. Depending upon the diameter of the base, the number of circles on the sides will vary.

Final step: Glue all the circles on the sides, next to each other on the base. Let it dry. You can apply a coat of varnish as protective layer. Mix equal parts of fevicol and water to prepare the varnish. Apply it generously on the basket which is now ready. This also gives a shine to your basket. You can even paint it with your choicest colours and make it prettier! Add embellishments like mirrors, buttons, sea shells for added effect.

Tell me,did you find this interesting?

Now for the second DIY it's pretty much similar to the basket that we made just now.

DIY Coasters

You have to follow the same instructions till the 3rd step in the above DIY . You roll the newspapers in circles and make it as big as you need by rolling and attaching more newspaper strips.Then you can paint pretty designs on the coasters and yep! they are ready.Give a generous coat of varnish by mixing fevicol and water in equal amount. The varnish acts as a protective layer.You can make a circle with large diameter and use it as a place mat too!
Here are two coasters that I made.

These DIY are part of the DIY series  that am engaged with at the moment for Asian Paints. You can have a look at their Pinterest board here for more DIY's from me.Let me know what you think of them.


Ranjana's craft blog said...

Wow...lovely and easy too. Nowadays newspaper weaving is trend in crafts. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Sangitha Aanand said...

Thank you Ranjana,glad that you found the tutorial helpful!

Semi K Meo said...

Wow..Ingeniously pleasant !!

Sangitha Aanand said...

Thanks Semi k Meo

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