Newspaper Weaving Tray Tutorial
I am already feeling so good by recycling loads of newspapers that are decorating my house instead of going to the trash. Here I have made a simple tray out of old newspapers and leaflets by newspaper weaving method. I will be using this as a decorative tray that will sit on the counter or table in my living room. It will give an asthetic look to the corner as well as it will help me to keep some flowers or keys and change them occasionaly.
Materials Required for Newspaper Weaving Tray Tutorial:
- Newspaper or Advertisement leaflets
- White glue
- A Skewer or Knitting needle
- Glue Gun or Super Glue
- Acrylic Paint or Watercolors
- Water Sealant or PPA(Perfect Paper Adhesive)
- Decorative Flower (Optional)
Step by step tutorial for making Newspaper Weaving Tray :
Step 1: Prepare paper tubes by rolling the paper strip over the skewer. I can’t say how many tubes you will require. So try to make as many as possible before starting the project.
Step 5: Once it is dried for around 1 hour, start painting it with your choice of color. You can even decoupage at this stage if you donot want to use any paint. Now let the paint dry completely for 1-2 hours and then give a second coat of paint incase you want a darker shade.
Step 6: I have decorated the edge of the tray with a newspaper plait by newspaper weaving just like how you would plait your hair. For making the plait, hold three paper tubes together and start making a plait in the same way as we make hair plaits. Stick this paper plait on the edge of the tray with the help of Glue gun. After it is dry,paint it.
Author details : Kavitha is an avid crafter and her creations can be seen on her facebook page “Simply Meraki” (HERE). We absolutely love her paper beads and jewellery collection!