Make Your Own Paper
13 STEPS
A note to add to orders!
Cut up your paper into small pieces. We’re reusing a bag from a local bakery (support local, y’all!)
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Add your paper to warm water. Let it sit and absorb.
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We used an embroidery hoop with some mesh screening. Cut away the extra screen.
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Now that your paper is soaked, blend it to a fine pulp.
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Dip your hoop to catch some slurry. Remove the excess and tap it straight down to release water.
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Turn it out onto absorbent felt or cotton (or both) and roll it to push out more water.
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To add color, let paper confetti soak and catch it with your screen. Careful-some colors will bleed.
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Or add it to your wet screen. Make sure it can soak in the water to adhere fully.
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If it is too delicate or not rounded well, just add it back to the slurry and stir.
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Keep going to make more paper!
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Let your paper dry overnight. Ours is on wax paper to make sure it doesn’t stick to the shelf.
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You can use your paper just like this or iron it between a cotton towel to make sure it is flat.
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Use stamps or markers to decorate your paper.
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