How To: Turn old magazines into a coiled blanket

Turn old magazines into a coiled blanket

Have a bunch of old magazines sitting around the house you'd like to recycle? Use old magazines to make a cool basket that suits your more eco-friendly side. Learn how to make a coiled basket out of magazines with help from this how-to video.

What you will need:
• Old magazines
• Scissors
• Glue
• A paintbrush
• A small piece of cardboard
• A bowl
• Wax or parchment paper or aluminum foil
• Decoupage glue
• A foam brush
• Rice glue (optional)

Step 1: Cut magazine pages
Cut magazine pages into 1-inch wide strips.

Step 2: Fold strips into thirds
Spread glue over a strip with the paintbrush. To make the strip thicker, glue another on top of it, add more glue, and fold it into thirds lengthwise.

Step 3: Wrap strip around a piece of cardboard
Coil the strip around a rectangular or oval piece of cardboard that is about a half-inch long to form the core of your basket.

Step 4: Fold, glue, and fill in center
Fold more strips of paper and glue them in concentric circles around your core, making a flat, round plate for to bottom of your basket.

Step 5: Fold, glue, and wrap core
Turn the bowl upside down and line the outside with wax or parchment paper or aluminum foil, and fit your base on the bottom. Then continue folding and gluing paper strips in circles, slightly overlapping, gradually moving up the sides of the bowl.

Step 6: Build upward
Continue building upward, using the mixing bowl as a mold. When the desired height is reached, allow the glue to dry overnight.

Step 7: Apply decoupage
Paint a thin layer of decoupage glue on your basket with the foam brush.

Step 8: Allow to dry
Allow your basket to dry for at least 48 hours before using it.

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