DIY Paper Bag Baskets

We all have a stack of folded paper bags in the back of your closet. Instead of piling them up, refash it into a really cute basket that's perfect for holding fresh fruits or your kitchen-counter clutter. These eco-friendly repurposed containers are easy to weave together and can be made in any size. Make several for chic kitchen storage, fill with something sweet as a gift, or gather your friends for an afternoon of basket-weaving fun project.


  • Paper Bag
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or string (optional)


Step 1:

To create a basic basket around four inches square, cut away the bottom of the paper bag and remove the handles. Lay the bag flat on your work surface horizontally and cut the sides.

Use a ruler to make a mark after every two inches along the vertical sides of the bag and then connect the lines to mark the cuts for making the basket.


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