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Papermaking

Simple Clock Make Over

Simple Clock Make Over

I spotted this rather sad and dated clock in a charity shop, the mechanics worked fine, it even had a working battery so well worth the £2 being asked for it. Here’s how I brought it ‘back to the future’. YOU WILL NEED Coarse, clean scouring pad Wrapping paper (strong, good quality ‘Kraft’ type is […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Revamping Your Flowerpots

Revamping Your Flowerpots

That crafty art of decoupage has all sorts of applications (no pun intended). I particularly like that you can bring back to life rather old objects to make great gifts or just to have around the house or garden. I’ve used wrapping paper in the past to cover clocks and old placemats. Here I’ve used […]

How to Make Paper

How to Make Paper

John Butterworth shows us how to make handmade paper. The basic steps in papermaking are: 1           Obtaining some cellulose fibre and pulping it very finely. 2           Making a very thin slurry with this pulp (it’s called furnish) in a bath of water. 3           Sieving it onto some form of mesh to get a thin but […]

Make Handmade Paper Press

Make Handmade Paper Press

  John Butterworth sets out to make a handmade paper press – a necessary bit of kit if you are looking to make your own paper. (All measurements are imperial, except where they involve the threaded rod, which comes in metric sizes). MAKING A PAPER PRESS A crucial step in papermaking is compressing the sheets […]

How to Make a Bowl out of Magazines

How to Make a Bowl out of Magazines

This is a great way of recycling your old magazines and making them into practical and unusual bowls. You can be as ambitious as you like when making your bowl – the principle remains the same regardless. I have even seen examples of these home-made bowls for sale on craft sites, so with a little […]

How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

Always been a bit of a mystery to me, this box making stuff. Even I’ve managed to follow this. This vid clearly shows you how to make a gift box out of paper.

By October 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

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