Friday, March 8, 2013

Homemade paper

I have been searching used blender high and low; been asking around but unfortunately none. Friends were wondering my obsession on the second hand blender. I can just purchase a new one; but why should I waste. I need it for my craft project. Last week I happened to be in a shop selling second hand items & to my excitement I found one at a very reasonable price. Without hesitation nor thinking twice, I grabbed it. Finally, after a long wait I got it *=*.... Rushed home, unpacked my "baby", prepared all the necessary then there you go.... Let the project begin.....hahhaaaaha. I would like to share some photos how I make my own homemade paper using used paper. In fact you can use any type of paper, envelope, boxes or tissue. So far I only use 80gsm paper. The process was easy and only took me an hour to produce 9 round sheets of paper. You can make you own too. Try it & enjoy!!!!

RM39.50 only!!!!!!
Working great!!!!

Used 7 sheets of A4 paper; tore into small pieces.

Added 3/4 water.
This is how the ground paper look like.
The texture was smoother compare my 1st experiment without using blender.
I added some dry leaves too (optional).
Prepare clean water.

Corn starch.
If you intend to write on  the paper mix some liquid starch into water.

Liquid starch.

Pour liquid starch onto the filled basin. Stir. Pour ground paper.
Dip the strainer into the water.
I don't own a square frame; alternatively I use round strainer.

Scoop the residue. Drain it.
You can use sponge to absorb the remaining water.
In my case I let the water drain completely; turn the strainer & gently tap the screen to detach the paper.
Let it dry in room temperature or under the hot sun. You can use iron too but ensure to cover with cloth before ironing.
It was not completely dry so I left it dry overnight.

Produced sheets of paper.
I use net to get this texture.
Press with hot iron & leave overnight.
Remove the net when it dries.

Writing on my own home-made recycled paper!!!


  1. Ok-bah tu... Marge Goh is in business...

  2. OMG.....great job, dear!! Homemade paper is so cool. It’s not only a truly beautiful and unique finishing touch to things like homemade soap and candles, it could be used in so many other ways. On canned jars of goodies. On baked goodies. In art and photo framing for mats. In collages, homemade cards, scrapbooking etc etc
    Awesome post! Thanks for sharing, I'll give it a try someday, for sure :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm so sorry it's taken me sooo long to get back to you, but I've been insanely busy! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead full of things that makes your heart happy<3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  3. WOW! How cool was that. And your finished product is just gorgeous! I am impressed and one day I will definitely try that. Thanks for sharing from your newest follower.


  4. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your process/tutorial. Definitely will give your process a go!

  5. WOW what a lot of work and a fabulous tutorial too!! I love it so much I have pinned it with link back to your blog. Here is the pin link:
    Recycling crafts

  6. Thank you for all the comments. Appreciate it very much :)

  7. Hi MargeGoh, I have always wanted to make my own paper. Thank you for the tutorial. I need to find an old blender now to use! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. This is lovely.. I always wanted to do this.. N i even bought a kit some 5 yrs ago.. Still too lazy to actually do this!! Should try this soon.. :)

  9. This is so nice. Thanks for tutorial.
    On my blog - one blog award waiting for you :) DuiT

  10. Hey! Nice blog!
    This is like the best idea ever.

    if you have time please look at my blog aswell and maybe we can follow each other?



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