Handmade newspaper basket - is wonderful stuff for everything! You can put candies into it, or your post (envelopes for example), or whatever you want. Recycled Newspapers should be used not for rubbish - just for the great things like this kind of craft. You can leave ready paper basket without coloring, but it looks awesome when it's painted. For painting I use spray paint - paper does not absorb it. It is easy step by step tutorial - how to make a basket from recycled newspaper.