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Easy Steps To Make Your Own Paper Bowl | 6 Steps To Make Your Own Paper Craft

Updated: Aug 6


DIY PAPER CRAFT


In this article, we will make paper bowl and your own paper craft with easy and simple steps. These projects are all about you - crafted from the paper you make yourself and customized by you!


This is a great project for young or old, and perfect for all those long days at home. Get creative and experiment with different papers, colors and embellishments.






BLING IT UP! ONCE DRY, A PAPER BOWL CAN BE EMBELLISHED WITH GOLD LEAF. SIMPLY FOLLOW THE PACKAGE DIRECTIONS TO ADD THIS GLAM ACCENT.


DEEP DISH

Fashion decorative bowls out of paper pulp to contain small objects or serve as artful display pieces. You won't believe how easy it is to make your own paper. Give it go!

Use up paper around your home to create an array of colorful and fun bunting.


PARTY STARTERS

Decorate a favorite space or treat table with a colorful mini pedant garland. Trace and cut triangle pendant pieces, or any other shape you'd like. Sandwich string between two triangles using double-sided sticky tape to secure.



TAG, YOU'RE IT!

Dress up gifts with tags created from handmade papers. Trace the tag shape and enlarge to your desired size, then cut out, punch a hole for string and hang from your present. You can't get more one of a kind than that!




Layering the raw edge of your handmade paper over a mat board or larger sheet of textured paper boosts visual interest. And a deep shadow box frame adds dimension and further elevates the display.


LAYERS OF INTEREST

Combine paints, stencils and your handmade paper to create artworks to frame. Spray a stencil with adhesive and carefully position on a sheet of your paper. Use paper plate as a paint palette. Dip a round stencil brush into paint, dabbing a few times on a dry part of the plate to remove excess. Dab paint onto the stencil in a circular motion. Repeat until covered, repositioning the stencil if necessary. Remove stencil and allow to dry.

Homemade paper envelopers might not withstand the wear and tear of the postal system. For best results, hand deliver these sentimental, keepsake cards orenclosen in an envelope suitable for mailing.


IN THE FOLD

This is a wonderful time to make lovely handcraft envelopes for personal notes and cards. Trace the template (below) onto your paper. Cut out and press with bone folder on indicated seams. Fold and secure with double-sided tape. Use washi tape to seal.

ENVELOPE TEMPLATE

Enlarge to you required size

Refresh your piece at any time by spritzing with additional spray.


FRESHEN UP

Turn handmade paper into a colorful air freshener. Trace cookie-cutter designs onto your paper and cut out. Punch a hole in each one and add cord. Make an essential oil spritzer by filling a small spray bottle with about 90ml of witch hazel and adding 40-60 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Generously spray the paper and let dry. Hang up to enjoy.

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EASY STEPS TO MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER

Gather your supplies

  • Vinyl flyscreen

  • Same-size wood frames with flat sides (2)

  • Staple gun

  • Junk mail or scrap paper

  • Blender

  • Large rubber bands

  • Plastic tub big enough for screens

  • Small plastic tub

  • Sponge

  • Felt sheets

Here is easy steps to make you own paper

STEP 1: Cut screen about 3cm larger than frame. Lay screen over the flat side of one frame. Wrap screen around frame edges and staple. Cut and additional screen piece to about the frame size. Save this piece for Step 4.

STEP 2: Place a handful of shredded junk mail or scrap paper into blender, cover with water, then let it soak for 15 minutes.

STEP 3: Blend until the paper mixture is a smooth consistency. This is the pulp. If using add-ins (see opposite page), mix them in now.

STEP 4: Stake the frames, placing deckle (the screen-less frame) on top with the screen side up on the bottom frame. Secure by wrapping a rubber band around each end. Fill the larger tub with water. Pour pulp inside the top frame, dispersing evenly. Lift frames out of the water and allow to drain.

STEP 5: Set the frames atop the smaller tub. Remove rubber bands and deckle. Place the extra cut screen piece over pulp area to keep sponge from pulling up pulp. Gently dab screen with a sponge to remove excess water.

STEP 6: Remove the loose screen and transfer the paper onto a felt sheet by flipping the frame over. Remove screen frame. Allow paper to dry.

EASY STEPS TO MAKE YOU OWN PAPER BOWL

Gather your supplies

  • Paper pulp

  • Strainers (2)

  • Plastic tub

  • Sponge

  • Felt

Here is easy steps to make paper bowl

STEP 1: Pour pulp mixture into a strainer over plastic tub. Use a second strainer to sandwich the pulp.

STEP 2: Press strainers together to squeeze out excess water.

STEP 3: Dab strainer with a sponge to remove remaining water.

STEP 4: Flip the strainers upside down and remove the top strainer. Let the bottom strainer (with pulp still affixed) partially dry for 4-6 hours.

STEP 5: Gently remove paper bowl and place on felt to finish drying.

Suvendu & Ruma

Hi! We're Suvendu and Ruma. We spend every darn weekend we can work on home projects of various kinds. This includes whittling down the "honey-do" list! This is the site where we share all of the projects we've done and the things we're learning. We hope that this will be a benefit to all of you as work on some of these projects as well!

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