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How to make Handmade paper


Making handmade paper is a great way to recycle paper and provides great paper for wrapping soaps and other handmade products. Handmade paper comes to us from many exotic locations worldwide and can be quite costly. It is very easy to create your own paper packaging from recycled paper, dried herbs, flowers and other goodies.

How to make paper from recycled paper

Equipment need -

  • Blender (most people who make paper regularly will use an old blender or a cheap one that is separate from the blender that they use to prepare food)


  • Mold - this can be bought or made from window screen mesh

  • Paper - just about any type of paper can be used - except paper with glue<

    Here is a list of papers that can be used to make recycled paper

    * copier paper
    * newspaper
    * magazines
    * old Card stock
    * toilet Paper (clean)
    * paper Bags
    * cardboard boxes
    * wrapping paper
    * silk fiber
    * herbal inclusions such as small seeds, and dried herbs and flowers

    Supplies you'll need:

    * Sponge
    * Window Screening (mold)
    * Wood Frame (old picture frame can be used too) (deckle)
    * Plastic Basin/Tub (Large enough to totally immerse frame)
    * Blender/Food Processor (For making paper pulp)
    * White Felt or Flannel Fabric
    * Staples or Tacks (For tacking screen on frame)
    * Liquid starch (optional)


    Computer Paper (unprinted)
    * Newspaper (If you want a grayish colored paper)
    * Magazines
    * Egg Cartons
    * Old Cards (For heavier paper)
    * Toilet Paper
    * Paper Bags
    * Non Waxed Boxes (Pre-soak in warm water)
    * Office Paper
    * Tissue Paper (For finer paper)
    * Typing Paper
    * Napkins
    * Construction Paper

    Supplies you'll need:

    * Sponge
    * Window Screening (mold)
    * Wood Frame (old picture frame can be used too) (deckle)
    * Plastic Basin/Tub (Large enough to totally immerse frame)
    * Blender/Food Processor (For making paper pulp)
    * White Felt or Flannel Fabric
    * Staples or Tacks (For tacking screen on frame)
    * Liquid starch (optional)

    Computer Paper (unprinted)
    * Newspaper (If you want a grayish colored paper)
    * Magazines
    * Egg Cartons
    * Old Cards (For heavier paper)
    * Toilet Paper
    * Paper Bags
    * Non Waxed Boxes (Pre-soak in warm water)
    * Office Paper
    * Tissue Paper (For finer paper)
    * Typing Paper
    * Napkins
    * Construction Paper

    Supplies you'll need:

    * Sponge
    * Window Screening (mold)
    * Wood Frame (old picture frame can be used too) (deckle)
    * Plastic Basin/Tub (Large enough to totally immerse frame)
    * Blender/Food Processor (For making paper pulp)
    * White Felt or Flannel Fabric
    * Staples or Tacks (For tacking screen on frame)
    * Liquid starch (optional)


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