I've been looking for a funky waste paper basket for ages and nothing I came across really grabbed me. Then I came across this photo of one of these bins online and knew I had to make one.
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It was pretty simple to make, it was just a little fiddly and time consuming - but I think it's worth the effort!
All you need to start is:
- a magazine
- craft glue
- small bucket (I used a plant tub)
To get started, tear a heap of pages out of your magazine
Grab the first page and fold it length ways with a width of around 1 cm. You don't have to fold from edge to edge. If there was some great colours in the middle of the page, I simple folded from the edges in to the middle to capture the desired region of the page.
When you have finished folding the page, wrap it around 2 fingers to create a circle
When you get to the end, dob on some glue and close the circle
Use a peg to hold the glued end in place until it dries
Create a heap of these so they can be drying while you start the base
Turn the bucket you have chosen as a mould upside down so you can use the base as a guide to create your own base
You wont want holes in the base of the bin so you will need to create a continuous coil of paper until you reach the desired size.
Use the exact same width strips as you are using for the circles. Start with one and wind it tightly, glue on the next when you reach the end and so on. This is the most fiddly part of the process as you can't attach a peg. If you use a quick drying glue you should only need to hold each newly attached strip for a minute or so
Once you are happy with the size of your base you can start to glue on the rolled circles around the edge
You can use pegs again during this process to hold the circles in place until the glue dries
Stack the circular rings up the side of the bucket to create the right shape gluing in to place
When you near the top of the bucket remove the mould and add more of the circular rings to create the desired pattern at the top
Voila! You're done! :)