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Papermaking 101

Though we’re constantly moving toward more electronic and less paper-based communication, we’ve all got paper we don’t need laying around, be it junk mail, newspaper, receipts, magazines, paper bags, books, or whatever else. If we’re lucky, it ends up in the recycling bin. What about giving old paper new life by making it into new paper? Francois Vigneault shared his fun and simple how-to in CRAFT Volume 05, and you can check out the tutorial in Make: Projects. Learn how to build a pour mold, make pulp from the old pages in your blender, and pour yourself some handmade paper.

Papermaking Mold

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

Contact me at [email protected] or via @snowgoli.