Paper Mache Desktop JunkDrawer, Magazine Rack, and More

We have several new “practical paper mache” items to show off today – our new page is starting to fill up fast. I’m only putting one little image here in this post as a teaser because I want to make sure you to go take a look at all the projects over on the new Practical Paper Mache page.

Here’s what we have so far:

Tani Hughes sent in several items – the “desktop junk drawer” shown in the image on the left, a CD storage rack, some wall shelves, and a shoe storage shelving unit, all made, naturally, from paper mache. Be sure to read her description about the junk-drawer, because in it she describes a solution to a paper mache problem that has plagued me for years – how to stop flat items from warping as they dry. If I’d read this earlier, my paper mache waste paper basket would be a lot more square…

Paco Ojeda gave us permission to post that great video he made showing how he makes paper mache bowls and translucent sconces – and that beautiful little box. Be sure to click the links under the video, because he shows off a useful kitchen item that’s practical, unique, and beautiful – don’t miss it (I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you what it is…)

And Payal Pandey sent in a very nice paper mache magazine rack. Like almost all the projects submitted so far, the magazine rack was made using materials already on hand, and it’s something that will be used every single day.


4 Responses

  1. Carol
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    Has anyone done this to make faux rocks for a garden? I have been searching for a site on making these rocks but need something that is cheap to make. Beside I might want to move them around and need something light.


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