Make your own scented paper

Published on August 26th, 2011
Make your own scented paper

If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, why not try making your own scented paper?

Here’s a cool DIY we found on

Here’s what you’ll need:
Scrap paper (do not use waxy papers)
1 to 2 Teaspoons fragrance
Large bowl
A piece of clear window glass
2 Pieces of plywood cut to the same size as the glass
Warm water

Step 1: Rip or cut the scrap paper into bits and place in your bowl.

Step 2: Cover the paper bits with warm water and soak for 3-4 hours.

Step 3: Strain the paper and put the soaked paper into your blender. Add three cups of warm water and 2-3 teaspoons of your fragrance.

Step 4: Mix at a high speed until the paper is mixed into a pulp that floats in the warm water.

Step 5: Hold the glass plate over your bathtub and, with your other hand, pour the mixture from the blender onto the screen. Move the blender container from side to side so that the pulp is poured evenly over the glas. You don’t have to cover the entire glass, but make sure the area you do cover doesn’t have any holes in it.

Step 6: Put the glass between the pieces of plywood to make a ‘sandwich’. Press down on the sandwich so that any excess water will be squeezed out of the pulp.

Step 7: Take the top board off of the glass and flip the glass over above a piece of cardboard. Rub your hand along the glass to make the paper drop onto the cardboard.

Step 8: Leave the paper on the cardboard to dry. This will take around 24 hours, depending on the humidity of your location.

Step 9: Cut the paper into a square shape.

Let us know if you tried it, what scent you used and how it worked out.

Pic credit: hilarymason

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