Paper Mache Waste Paper Basket
Submitted by Jonni Good
Estimated cost of this project: About $2, for paint and flour.
I made this waste-paper basket to hold all the junk mail that shows up at my house. I made it by cutting a cardboard box into a size I liked, and covered it with two layers of newspaper and raw flour and water paste. When that was dry, I added one more layer, using brown paper from old grocery sacks. When dry, the waste-paper basket was finished with craft paint, construction paper, and acrylic varnish.