Friday, 15 July 2016

Newspaper Basket for Tissue Napkins

Hello guys
I am back today with yet another newspaper basket. This one is incredibly easy one to make and it was custom made for one of my clients. I did it in a record time of 2 days and that includes varnishing the basket.
I do not have much pictures of this basket as the client was in a big hurry and I had no time to take appropriate pictures. I randomly clicked some from my mobile phone and got only two pics which were ok and I uploaded them here on my blog.
 I have detailed tutorials on my other posts. I am just going to give a summary about how I made this one. I started off by making some newspaper tubes and started coiling them around a pen. Did 16 small circular discs for the sides, joined 4 discs together to get the sides of the basket.Then I went ahead and did the base by coiling the tubes in a square style. After I achieved the desired size, I attached the sides to the base and then added an additional coil around the base to hold off the sides.
Once the basket was done, I gave it a glue wash and dried it, and repeated the process. Once thoroughly dried, I went ahead and painted my basket with Fevicryl acrylic colors. Then to finish it gave it 2 coats of Asian Paint Aquadur PU varnish.
Thats all and my basket was ready. this one is very easy to make. I would maybe leave this basket near the door entrance to leave my keys there,...just a thought. I would like to remind you all about the Giveaway on my blog which will be running till 27th July and you all can participate in it. Just read the post about giveaway and follow the steps.
Thank you all for reading my post and have a good day.


  1. Wow, I can't believe you made this in two days!! It's gorgeous!! I love the design and details!! Stunning basket!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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  2. Umm this one is there in my to do list for a long time. Whenever I see some nice napkin holder online I control myself in not buying it and remind myself to do it with news papers. Good work Mukta..

    1. Thank you so much Vasudha....I find it very relaxing making such baskets...I always make one thinking its for me and in the end I dunt have even one with me.So this time, lets make one each and show each other what we would be fun.