How many of you have considered what you can create with paper? The list could go on indefinitely. There’s nothing you can’t create with paper. This time, why not try something quite different? That’s right, you read it accurately. So, how about being creative and trying something new? You may learn how to make a handbag using newspaper at home by following these steps.
If you wish to make an eco-friendly handbag at home, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Double-sided tape
Here are the steps you need to follow to make a handbag using newspaper:
Step 1: Firstly, take a newspaper page and divide it into 4 parts. Repeat this to a few more pages. Roll the piece of newspaper from the edge as shown in the image.
Roll the sheet
Step 2: Also, divide newspaper pages vertically into long strips and roll them up as well. Secure the end with glue.
Roll another size
Step 3: Then, place the longer strips side by side at a distance. Glue the shorter strips on them vertically, joining both of the longer strips. Continue the process until the edge.
Stick the stripes
Step 4: Now, turn over the piece and glue one longer strip beside the previous one. Cut out the extra part from the edge. Fill the space with a few long strips. Remember to flatten the strips before pasting.
Cut the edges
Step 5: Paste a few more strips on the ends to secure it. Cut out the extra part from all the ends to make it look clean.
Add the edges
Step 6: Take two oval cardboard pieces and join them together with glue. Repeat the process with shorter stripes on its front end. Cut out the extra part.
Cover the shape
Step 7: Now, take a longer newspaper rolled strip and roll it down the corner of the oval piece to give a good finish. Repeat the process and make one more similar piece.
Attach the corners
Step 8: Take a long piece of newspaper and roll it up from front to back horizontally. Keep it a little loose on the front side. Glue it from the inner end.
Add the handle
Step 9: Now, take the previously prepared piece and apply glue at two edges. Place the oval piece on both sides, as shown in the image.
Join the pieces
Step 10: Take a piece of double-sided tape and place it at the center of the purse (front part). Also, apply glue at the other end and stick a piece of plastic there. This would act as the opening button.
Add a button
Step 11: Prepare three long stripes by joining two in each of them. Hold them together and apply a clip at the end. Now make a usual braid from the stripes. Attach it to the handles made at the oval piece and secure it with glue.
Attach the handle
Step 12: Your eco-friendly handbag is all ready to go.
- Measure correctly: Make sure the measure is taken correctly to fit right into place.
Now, you have learned to create such an amazing and cost-free piece of art for yourself. It’s now upon you to think of new and creative concepts. So what are you waiting for? Applying these basic directions, you will be able to learn how to make a handbag using newspaper. So get going now.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.