Who would have thought that regular old newspaper could be so useful in so many different ways? Simple newspaper print is great for combining with window cleaner to get a streak-free shine on your windows. It’s awesome for putting into soaking-wet cleats after your kiddo’s soccer practice — it’ll dry them right out. But what else is this seemingly magical paper good for (other than reading, of course)?
In this video by YouTuber IdunnGoddess, you’ll see another cool use of newspaper that definitely falls into the category of “I didn’t know you could do that!”
By using just regular pages of newspaper print, the cut packaging of a candy box, some glue, and a long wooden stick (something like a skewer would probably work), IdunnGoddess transforms all these ingredients into a beautiful basket that you can use to hold just about anything.
The process does seem a bit time-consuming (and probably requires a little bit of practice), so make sure you watch the video all the way through before trying this one on your own.
Basically, you’ll use the wooden stick to help roll very tight rolls of newspaper before glueing them right at the end so they stay rolled. Then you’ll glue an odd number of newspaper rolls onto the cut circle of the candy packaging. Next, apply glue to the top of the rolls and place on the other candy packaging, and leave this weighted down to dry.
After that, it’s really just a matter of doing the actual over-under-over-under basket weaving that you’re likely familiar with already. IdunnGoddess will guide you through how to finish off the basket with some glue.
Finally, you can either leave the newspaper basket the way it is (to show off your DIY skills), or you can even paint it to be a bit more decorative. Either way, you’ve got yourself a fun new basket to hold your mail or any other little items you have around the house.