Hi guys! A super quick and easy blog post today- my DIY paper mache paste! I’m sure a few of my readers already know how to make their own paper mache paste, but for those who don’t, this is for you lovely people! 🙂 I also thought I’d include some short instructions on how to paper mache, too.
Paper mache (or papier-mâché) is a need to know technique for aspiring crafters. Fun fact: ‘papier-mâché’ is actually French for ‘chewed paper’!
Paper mache is a composite material consisting of pieces of paper and some sort of paste or glue. It is sooooo versatile, and can be used for a multitude of craft projects. I used the particular paper mache paste featured in this post for an upcoming blog project- so keep your eyes peeled!
So, how do you make your own paper mache paste?
You will need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- Combine the flour and the water in a bowl… and that’s it! Told you it was super easy.
How do you paper mache?
- Tear up sheets newspaper or similar into strips. Dunk your first strip of paper into your paste, ensuring it is thoroughly coated. Remove from the paste, take any excess off the paper strip by running it between your thumb and finger. (I never said it wasn’t messy!)
- Place your first strip onto the object you wish to paper mache, and stick down with an old paint brush. Repeat this process until all of the object has been covered.
- Leave to dry over night.
So there you have it, how to make your own paper mache paste. I hope some of you found it useful, and maybe it even inspired you to get making! The possibilities of paper mache are endless.
Before I go, we’ve got some great blog posts coming up this week: homemade bunting being just one of them! I’m so excited to share them with you, I hope you’re looking forward to it too.
Best wishes to you all for the week ahead.