“Papier-mâché or paper mache, French for “chewed paper”, is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Starting around 1725 in Europe, gilded papier-mâché began to appear as a low-cost alternative to similarly treated plaster or carved wood in architecture. Henry Clay of Birmingham, England, patented a process for treating laminated sheets of paper with linseed oil to produce waterproof panels in 1772. These sheets were used for building coach door panels, amongst other structural uses. Theodore Jennens patented a process in 1847 for steaming and pressing these laminated sheets into various shapes, which were then used to manufacture trays, chair backs, and structural panels, usually laid over a wood or metal armature for strength. The papier-mâché was smoothed and lacquered, or finished with a pearl shell finish.”

Today’s pick evolves the art and craft of paper mache and the wonderful designs this technique can offer.Used to generate beautiful accessories and decorations, the process is one of dedication and sustained work with creative and delicate end results. We have compiled a collection of 30 Crafty Paper Mache Projects You Can Try For Yourself this spring. Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below.

1. Seedling pots from Kids Chaos

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2. Colorful Play village from Joyful Mama’s Place

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3. Paper mache letters from Apex

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4. Pencils with a twist from Tiny Rotten Peanuts

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5. Yarn bowl accent from Home Work

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6. Hanging nests from Daily fix via Poppytalk

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7. Hanging lantern from Gartenzauber

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8. Giant decorative “rocks” from My Lady of Gourds

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9. Scrap fabric bowl from Bread & Buttons

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10. Confetti bowl from Home Work

 

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11. Faux cactus garden from Design Sponge

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12. Gold decorative bowls from Kelli Murray

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13. Heart ornaments from Paper Moss

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14. Bracelets via Hub Pages

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15. Leaf bowl from Hello, Lucky!

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16. Doily lamp shade from 365 Days of Crafts

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17. Christmas balls from Blue Cricket Designs

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18. Dinosaur egg gift bags via Catch My Party

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19. Modern paper mache lamp from Curbly

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20. Radiate Beauty heart is available here

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21. Delicate lamp from Papier a etres

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22. Hot air balloons here

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23. Cat sculptures found on Flickr

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24. Paper lamps found here

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25. Animal heads from lilblueboo

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26. Paper heart lamp

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27. Hearts in glass from Flickr

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28. DIY Paper bowl from Made in pretoria

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29. Luminárias japonesas from Leroy Merlin Blog

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30. Gold Planters from inredningsdesigne

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