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Homemade Paper to Localize Economy?

From pilfering hotel shampoo bottles to using single squares of toilet paper at a time, we’ve all heard some pretty interesting, creative, and sometimes slightly unhinged ways to save money these days. Continue reading

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How to Make Wood Pulp Paper

With so many ways to make paper out of recycled material out there, you may not have thought of making your own wood pulp paper. It can, however, be done. Continue reading

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Great Places to Buy Handmade Paper

Even if you don’t want to make your own paper, you can still enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of handmade paper. There are many places to purchase it for all of your paper needs. Continue reading

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How to Make Paper with Dryer Lint

Dryer lint may not have been on your list of things to reuse, but it can actually be a good base to use for making paper. Continue reading

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10 Things to Do with Your Handmade Paper, Part 2

Here are several more uses for your new collection of handmade paper. Continue reading

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10 Things to Do with Your Handmade Paper, Part 1

Now that you’ve had some experience making your own paper, you probably have a small collection of it accumulating. Have you tried making paper in different colors, scents, or even with your own photo yet? How about making paper out of grass–or adding in your own seeds to make it plant-able? We’ve also learned about aging paper chemically to make it look older. Continue reading

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Making Antique Paper

Whether you want to write a loved one something romantic with an aged flair, impress an English professor with an old-style sonnet, or simply add a bit of archaic edge to a pirate-themed party invitation, making antique paper is a great way to do it. Continue reading

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Making Plant-able Homemade Paper

How cool would it be to enjoy your card–and then plant it into the ground to have a long-lasting gift of nature in its place? Every time you saw it, you would think of the person who sent it to you, and be reminded of the earth-friendly, natural gift of beauty from such a thoughtful friend. Continue reading

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The Best Books on Making Paper

If you’re ready to graduate from paper-making experimentation and officially use paper-making as your new hobby, you may want to check out some good books on the subject. Below are a few great guides to learning more about your new interest. Check to see if your local library carries any of these titles; if they don’t, request a few. Continue reading

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How to Make Grass Paper

We’ve learned how to make paper, and even how to add a bit of grass to homemade paper to give it some texture or a nature look. But did you know that you can actually make paper out of plain old grass? While the smell from making paper out of grass isn’t for people with weak stomachs, it can still be a fun way to use up your grass clippings. Continue reading

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