For storage of bread, ordinary paper or plastic bags are often used. An excellent alternative would be to use a special container - a bread box. You can do it yourself using newspapers and magazines as material. You get an original product that looks spectacular on a shelf or table.
Materials and tools for work
Weaving newspaper tubes does not require special skills. The process is relatively simple, but first you need to prepare all the necessary tools and materials. The list is as follows:
- 151 finished tube;
- 2 sheets of thick paper;
- 2 dense cardboard sections measuring 20x28, 18x26 cm;
- fabric rectangle 24x32 cm with decor, for example, embroidery with satin ribbons;
- a segment of synthetic winterizer (28x20 cm), folded in 3 layers;
- colored paper napkins;
- spokes of different diameters;
- acrylic lacquer;
- various paints with which you plan to color individual elements or the finished bread box;
- spray bottle with water - they will need to moisten the dried strips;
- brushes of different widths;
- PVA glue, Cosmofen glue.
To make the bread box from newspaper and magazine tubes strong and beautiful, carefully prepare the working "threads".
They will need a lot. You need to twist the newspaper tubes like this:
- Lay the knitting needle on a piece of newspaper or magazine sheet at an angle of 30 degrees (approximate value). Bend the corner and gradually wind the newspaper onto the knitting needle, constantly turning it.
- The remaining corner should be moistened with glue, pressed to the end of the tube. Thanks to this, it will not unwind.
- To make a long element, connect several smaller instances between themselves with glue - for this, insert them one into the other.
- If necessary, paint newspaper blanks in any color. This is best done in a small rectangular plastic tray. Alternatively, you can immerse the tubes in a wide-necked bottle.
- If you are going to paint newspaper tubes in the standard way with a brush, then first cover the surface on which they will be placed with cling film or oilcloth. Then wait until all the elements have dried.
Making a bread box is a simple but interesting process. The finished product will be both a convenient and aesthetic decoration element. First, weaving the bottom, and then - the walls of the bread box:
- Round or cut the corners of the cardboard rectangle, depending on the desired shape of the bread box. Then, on the resulting cardboard base measuring 20x28 cm, you need to arrange 28 magazine tubes - they form a kind of frame. The distance between them should be the same.
- Cover the ends of the journal elements and their entire surface with PVA glue. Firmly attach a piece of thick paper to the top. After that, turn the cardboard base upside down.
- Take the first individual tube, fold in half and weave the lying racks. Bend the tubes and lift them upright. Add new “threads” to the ends of the working newspaper or magazine tube during the process.
- With the described weaving, it is necessary to complete 14 rows. Having finished working with the walls, cut the working "threads", glue and fasten them with a clothespin.
- Racks must be bent and angled through the walls of the bread box between 6-7 rows of weaving. Lubricate the work done with glue and wait for it to dry to cut off all the ends of the racks sticking out inside the bread box.
To completely weave a bread box from newspaper tubes, you need to make a lid for it.
The upper part of the product is woven in the same manner as the lower.
- Take a thick cardboard sheet measuring 18x26 cm, about 30 newspaper or magazine elements that will serve as racks.
- Next, go through 2 rows of flat weaving, then smoothly bend all the racks and lower them down.
- To create a more accurate shape of the lid for the bread box, weaving must be carried out in the assembly with the bottom of the product.
- Complete 7 rows of simple binding and go to weaving in the “rope” way. To do this, to each working "thread" you need to add a pair of strips and weave racks in turn each pair. At the end of weaving, hide the racks in volumetric weaving with a rope.
- Ready-made breadbox from newspaper tubes will look even better if you cover it with a stain in mahogany color. Apply a synthetic winterizer on the top, and a flap of embroidered fabric on top. Next, bend the edges, fix everything with glue like Cosmofen (based on dissolved PVC).
- Take paper napkins and carefully cut flowers from them. Glue them with PVA glue to the bottom of the bread box, the inner surface of its lid.
- Places of weaving with a rope, oblique strips on the bottom of a bread box made of magazine or newspaper tubes, it is desirable to cover with acrylic paint, and dark.
- Final effect - coat the product with colorless varnish. For this purpose, wood impregnation on an acrylic base is quite suitable. Wait for it to dry completely, and you can use the breadbox as intended.