From paper bag to gorgeous Easter basket
Make this DIY Easter basket with your paper grocery bags.
We all want to find ways to be a little more green, right? Well, I believe being green can also mean adorable and clever, and a perfect example of this is my upcycled Easter basket. By reusing paper grocery bags, I have woven this delightful little basket that can hold Easter treats as well as a number of goodies all year 'round.
Gather your materials.
Deconstruct the grocery bag.
Measure and mark 1.25-inch-wide strips.
Trim your strips with scissors.
Glue six of the strips together to make three long strips.
Fold all of your strips (except for the four brace pieces)
Using the two bag handles, wrap together to form a basket handle
Glue six of your shorter folded strip edges onto the brace, keeping the folded
Weave the two sets together to form the basket base.
Center and tighten the weave, and glue the other two braces
Fold and crease all four edges of weave to begin the shape of the basket.
Trim excess brace paper on all edges.
Using the three long strips, weave three rows around the basket.
Trim excess off long strips as you go.
Trim each inside strip from the brace, fold out and tuck end under top row strip
Release tack on handle and weave into inside of basket.
Using a small square of paper to cover handle ends inside of basket,
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