The other two layers are
Paper Mache Bin: First Coat
Paper Mache Bin: Second Coat with Wide Strips of Newspaper.
The finished bin is Paper Mache Recycle Bin: Lettering.(Update March 11, 2015)
Last Coat: Torn Christmas Wrapping Paper Pieces
Now that I've spent the time paper maching two layers with newspaper strips, I don't think they are needed.
If I make another container, I wouldn't use newspaper at all.
I would use
- Two paper bags with handles, one inside of the other (doubled)
- One layer of wrapping paper mache on the outside only
- I might try Collage Pauge: Instant Decoupage which claims to be "water-resistant." It costs about twice as much as white glue, but it is worth a try for this container. Then I could spread it over the bottom and inside to protect the paper bag.
It should be strong enough.
Here it is March and I have a Christmas themed recycle bin which is okay at our house. But others may like a different colored bin for the spring and summer months.
If I only use one paper mache layer of Christmas paper, the bin could be finished Christmas day.
Then as birthdays roll around, we can use that torn paper to re-paper mache the bin and update it.