This is first time I ever try to weave and I tell you it was error and trial. It was very hard for the paper strips to lay straight when I started to weave. I have so many magazines I like to refer to them from time to time. I had them in them in holders that I made myself from cereal boxes that I did last spring. Believe it or not, that wastebasket only took less 2 magazine (less than that). What I did was, take every page of the magazine....then fold in 1/2" creases all the length of the page till I had one complete strip. I make sure all the pages were colorful as I went through the magazine. As I approach the end of the page, I folded in the raw edge in....and hide it underneath the already folded end. This project took about 3-4 days to complete, of course with the needy breaks. I didn't have a wastebasket in one of my rooms and now, I have a very colorful one.