Learn how to make your own handmade paper using a few basic tools and items you probably already have at home! We will incorporate pretty embellishments from the garden and add seeds so that the paper can actually be planted in a garden and enjoyed again as it blooms!

Instructions:

Follow the instructions in the video to learn how to make your own handmade, plantable paper.

Supplies:

  • Shredded Paper, Blender, Plastic Bin, Mould & Deckle, Glitter, Dried Flowers, Flower Seeds, Cotton Muslin, Sponge, Boards

CLICK HERE to visit Heather’s blog

CLICK HERE to view our live broadcast from Cincinnati!

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create some handmade paper.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Heather above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery, Instagram or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
  • You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 30th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.

  • One randomly selected winners will be chosen from all of the InLinkz entries on this post on Thursday, August 30th. The winner will be posted on our Stamp-A-Faire 2018 Winners Page after 9pm ET on Thursday night .  The randomly selected winner will get a $20 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments of this post on Thursday as well. You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 3oth to add your comment and be eligible to win. The randomly selected winner will get a $10 PTI gift certificate.


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  • 1
    Shelly S says:

    I love making paper! It is soo much fun! Thanks for sharing Heather!

  • 2
    Sonja Van Laar says:

    Oh, my, flowers and paper. What a fun project!

  • 3
    Nancy M says:

    It’s not quite as good as being there in person, but I’ve been enjoying watching the live video with Heather’s instructions and the ladies making paper. We do get to “converse” with the other people on YouTube, so it feels a little bit like we’re there… or at least at our own party!

  • 4
    Nancy Ward says:

    Thanks for sharing! I have got to try this!

  • 5
    Becky Green says:

    I LOOOOVE THIS, Heather! I have wanted to learn how to make home-made paper since FOREVER! LOL I always thought you needed glue to hold it all together in the mixture & am SO HAPPY to know that I don’t need it! This is DEFINITELY something I will try! I LOOOVE the flower petals added!!! 😉 THANKS HEATHER for making this look SO EASY!!! 😉 You ladies look like you’re having a BLAST there!!!! 😀

  • 6
    Marcia Hill says:

    This was so fun to watch and while I don’t have all the supplies right now, I am definitely going to try it at some point…your examples are so pretty Heather and will look fantastic on cards. Thanks so much for sharing!! :0)

  • 7
    Birgit Norton says:

    I’ve never made hand made paper before and these are just lovely! So much easier than I thought it would be too. Thanks for the great instructions Heather. It was fun watching it live.

  • 8
    Isabel Z says:

    I made paper with my preschoolers this past year and we had a lot of fun creating it.

  • 9
    Kate says:

    Enjoyed watching the first night-looked like a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see the results. Great to see the team.

  • 10
    Jeni says:

    My DS & I can’t wait to give this a try tomorrow! We’ve got everything ready to go do it’s going to be the first thing we do after breakfast. Loved the live video. So excited to watch more tomorrow.

  • 11
    Pat Ackley says:

    It was fun watching everyone in Cincinnati making paper! I really want to try this with my grandsons.

  • 12
    LR says:

    What a fun thing to learn! I would like to give this a try sometime!

  • 13
    jengd says:

    Such a fun project! Thanks for the idea!

  • 14
    Cynthia Rose says:

    My sister gave me some beautiful sheets of handmade paper. Now I know how to make it myself 😃. Putting seeds in the paper so it can be planted is a great idea.

  • 15

    I have made paper quite a bit in the past and it is great fun. Thanks for sharing this great technique Heather. Cheers.

  • 16
    Lynn W says:

    Just recently, the company that recycles materials for our city decided to stop collecting paper due to the decline in demand from China. We were so disappointed until we thought of making new paper with the old paper. This is so timely for us! Thanks to Heather and PTI! We now have a way to use some of the paper that we used to send for recycle. And I will have fun using the paper in my crafting!

  • 17
    Mimi r says:

    I love making my own paper and I haven’t made any in forever. So nice that you have a tutorial to help me remember how to do it.

  • 18
    Joy Stagg says:

    love anything that can be dual purpose! wonderful!

  • 19
    Joy says:

    Wow! This is a fun new project for me.

  • 20
    Louise says:

    Hi just wanted to say thanks for the live stream. I have uploaded my challenge and want to acknowledge that it is heavily inspired by Deanna’s work as linked here: http://klosetkreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/restrosketches-22.html

  • 21
    Victoria H says:

    I never knew that’s how you make handmade paper. Love the idea of adding seeds then planting it afterwards.

  • 22
    AOK says:

    Great fun start to SAF. First time for me to try making paper. Fingers crossed it dries out ok.

  • 23
    Yvonne F. says:

    Really a great start to SAF. I love that I can join the tutorial from germany with the live broadcast. I will sure try to make my own paper

  • 24

    I’ve made paper a few times before. So I look forward to trying this out when I’m home (after a weekend away) and can access WiFi to see the video! Such a fun idea!

  • 25
    Sandy S. says:

    Lots of fun! Is Heather going to give us some inspiration on using the handmade paper in a project, or are we on our own?

  • 26
    Aunt Min says:

    Thank you for detailed instructions! This looks like fun!

  • 27
    Leigh Penner says:

    This brought back memories of when I did this in university! Thanks for sharing!

  • 28
    Joyce says:

    This looks like such a fun project.

  • 29
    Helen F. says:

    Oh how much fun are you ladies having! Wish I could be there in person, but watching from home and will
    definitely try making paper with flower seeds and petals in it to put on my cards!
    The samples look so pretty ~ Heather thank you for sharing this fun project 🙂

  • 30
    Donna K says:

    I have a beautiful piece of handmade paper with sequins in it that I have been hoarding. Now I know how to make more! Can’t wait to try this method.

  • 31
    Diane Bowman says:

    This definitely looks like a project I would want to do outside on my porch! You made it look so easy.

  • 32
    Colleen F says:

    This brought back memories from 46 years ago…my first year of teaching and we had an inservice day. I made paper that day also…so fun and it was fun watching the process again. I would love to give this a try!

  • 33
    Linda Craig says:

    Looked really fun to try sometime.

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    Noelle says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve made paper. Yours are lovely and the live video is fun!

  • 36
    Susan W. says:

    Ok, I’ve oredered my mould and deckle from Amazon…due to arrive tomorrow. I’ve never tried making paper…looks very interesting. I’ll give it a go! The weather here in SoCal has been quite warm so the paper should dry quickly. 😉

  • 37
    Kathy Mc says:

    Looked like the gals in attendance were having fun and a great lesson in paper making, Heather. Awesome that Hanna was there with you!

  • 38
    Carmela says:

    This is a neat project! I love how the paper looks. I will work on finding an inexpensive blender and giving this a try.

  • 39
    CathyL says:

    This paper is so pretty and creative!

  • 40
    Sharon D says:

    The paper looks so pretty with the little floral bits in it! I will have to do this with my great-nieces!

  • 41
    Donna Gourley says:

    Even though i don’t have the supplies to try this project, it was very interesting to see the process.

  • 42
    Marta G says:

    This tutorial and the live stream have been increadibly awesome! I have never made paper, but love using those I have purchased because the texture is so unique! I like to start making some now!

  • 43
    Tracey says:

    I want to try this as soon as possible. Ran over to Target and found an Oster blender on sale for $17. I got a couple of small wood frames and Joann’s and some screen at the hardware store. Score!

  • 44

    I leaned to make paper years ago with my fun scouts. Bought the prime and all. Hadn’t done it in years. Fun to revisit. Great job Heather and fun to see Hannah.

  • 45
    Terri Trotter Earley says:

    This looks interesting

  • 46
    Patty says:

    Looks like a fun project to try out.

  • 47
    Krissie says:

    This looks like something my niece would enjoy doing with me too.

  • 48
    Ann says:

    I would love to give this a try but I don’t have a “disposable” blender. Thanks for the video tips.

  • 49
    Pat from sd says:

    Just loved seeing the entire process. I never realized that it is actually pretty simple and you can get so many wonderful unique pieces of paper made.

  • 50
    Janet Goshorn says:

    I want to give this a try . Many years ago I did some paper casting and had so much fun

  • 51
    Super Stick Chick says:

    Great idea! I’ve never done this and can’t wait to give it a try!

  • 52
    Lori B says:

    I was amazed when the blended up soup of scraps turned into lovely paper. It’s almost like magic!

  • 53
    Rachel says:

    I remember making my own paper once. I forgot all about it!

  • 54
    BeverlyBL says:

    How fun! Like Rachel, I used to make paper. I’ll have to get out my blender again. Something the grand kids might think was fun and interesting.

  • 55
    BeverlyBL says:

    How fun! Like Rachel, I used to make paper. I’ll have to get out my blender again. Something the grand kids might think was fun and interesting. The
    video was fascinating and mesmerizing.

    • 55.1
      BeverlyBL says:

      Don’t know why that popped up twice. It acted like it didn’t take the first time so I just hit submit again and then there were two. Sorry. Can you delete one? Thanks

  • 56
    storymusicgirl says:

    Real flowers and stamped flowers are such a pretty combination. 🙂

  • 57
    Annette Gordon says:

    I so wish I could be making paper with everyone. But I have to pack this weekend for a move next weekend. So sad I am missing out on all the fun, but I am taking a bit of time to see all the amazing creations so far!

  • 58
    Keri H says:

    This was really fun! I thought I killed my blender a couple of times…turns out old shredded credit cards don’t make nice paper. 😉 Great class!

  • 59
    Christine Lawlor says:

    So pretty and beautiful options when making your own paper!

  • 60
    Becky K says:

    Thank you 🙂 This was fun – we will do it with my son’s Cub Scout Pack. Next time pls give us a head’s up on required materials 🙂 🙂

  • 61
    Elena Chen says:

    This is so neat! I never knew we could make this ourselves at home! Now to find a dedicated paper blender….

  • 62
    lainey says:

    Looks like a fun project!

  • 63
    Marilyn G says:

    The paper came out so pretty! I can’t wait to get mine back!

  • 64
    Catherine Milne says:

    Who knew how easy it would be to make your own paper? And the in corporation of dried flowers or glitter is a great idea.

  • 65
    Cynthia C. says:

    Messy but cool!! I’m going to try to find an inexpensive blender. Thanks, Heather!!

  • 66
    Josiane says:

    I hadn’t ever made my own paper until this weekend. It’s so easy! Thanks for getting me out of my box.

  • 67
    karen b says:

    It has been along time since I last made paper, adding seeds to it is such a lovey twist. I think it will make a lovely gift!

  • 68
    Dawn Y. says:

    What a wonderful idea, Heather! I have made handmade paper in the past. Now you have inspired me to create some Plantable Paper! I have already collected seeds from my garden and pressed lots of tiny flower petals. Can’t wait to create my own Plantable Paper from Dawn’s Garden! (I’m planning to work outside at the picnic table.😉) Wouldn’t it be fun to die cut the Plantable Paper into heart shapes to include with next years Valentines or Spring cards? Heartfelt thanks for so much inspiration, Heather! 💗

  • 69
    Dawn Y. says:

    What a wonderful idea, Heather! I have made handmade paper in the past. Now you have inspired me to create some Plantable Paper! I have already collected seeds from my garden and pressed lots of tiny flower petals. Can’t wait to create my own Plantable Paper from Dawn’s Garden! (I’m planning to work outside at the picnic table.😉) Wouldn’t it be fun to die cut the Plantable Paper into heart shapes to include with next year’s Valentines or Spring cards? Heartfelt thanks for so much inspiration, Heather! 💗

  • 70

    This class was such a fun way to kick off Stamp-a-Faire Friday night! I loved making the plantable handmade paper. All the sheets turned out so lovely and unique.

  • 71
    Tammy W says:

    Such a fun idea, Heather! Will have to try this one!

  • 72
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    This looked like a lot of fun. Love the papers that were created.

  • 73
    Betty Neville says:

    What a great idea! The paper is lovely, and so cool that it is plantable!

  • 74
    Carrie P says:

    I love how simple it is to actually make this paper … I never knew! Thanks for showing us, Heather!

  • 75
    Karen Briguglio says:

    What fun! Thank you very much.
    Karen

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