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Paper Casting #PinterestChallenge

This was the perfect month to try ornament making for my November Pinterest Challenge. I'd like to give our host Erlene from My Pinterventures a shout out for organizing us every month. I am making paper casting ornaments, as inspired by LauraJane of After Hours Ink and Flowers.

Paper casting has been around for a long while, but I am new to its world. However, I love it!  It is a quick and easy process but the results are wonderful.  All you need are the rubber stamps, a few squares of toilet paper, water and a dish towel!

Yield: 1
Author: Terri Steffes
Estimated cost: $1

Paper Casting Ornaments

How to make paper casting ornaments
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 24 hourtotal time: 24 H & 5 M


  • Toilet Tissue
  • mold or rubber stamp
  • small container of water
  • dishtowel


  • no special tools needed


  1. 1. Tear off 5-6 squares of toilet paper.
  2. 2. Line up the squares.
  3. 3. Lay tissue on top of the mold or stamp (you want the side that you ink)
  4. 4. Gently pour water over the tissue.  The idea is to wet the tissue until it sinks into the mold or stamp.
  5. 5. Using dishtowel, gently blot excess moisture.
  6. 6. Let dry overnight.
  7. 7. Gently peel the dried tissue from the mold.
  8. 8. Trim the ornament with scissors.
  9. 9. Punch a hole and thread with a bit of string or ribbon.
  10. 10. Decorate if desired, using paints, inks, etc but use a very dry brush as to not wet the ornament and lose the shape.

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  1. These are cute! I would never have thought that you could wet toilet tissue and make anything from it. If I had rubber stamps, I might try this.

  2. I've never tried this, but now I want to. Your ornament looks great!

  3. I have never heard of this technique but love it! Going to check my rubber stamps to see which one I can use to recreate this! Thank you for sharing!
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  4. I like this! I might show my daughter and see if she can make them. I am terrible with crafts and usually end up crying when I try one.

  5. Your homemade ornament is always better than store bought. I love the style a nd this would be great on any tree.

  6. This is a cool idea. Love how this would look on a Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh wow I love how your ornament has turned out it looks fantastic! I really fancy giving paper casting a try now what a fun way to craft.

  8. I usually screw up almost anything that is on Pinterest. I'm always willing to try something and this looks like a fun one to try so I probably will do it.

  9. This looks like such a fun Christmas craft! I have never done paper casting before but I am excited to try it now.

  10. What a fun and easy craft! This is perfect on a cold, rainy day. The kids will like this.

  11. This looks like so much fun to make. I’m looking forward to giving this a try, possibly this weekend.

  12. Oh wow; that sounds so easy! I have tons of rubber stamps and am always looking for projects I can do with my boys too. I think we could have a lot of fun with this. Pinned.

  13. Oh wow this would be an inexpensive holiday decor at home! I can imagine painting it with watercolor.

  14. I have never heard of papercasting before this post. That ornament turned out looking so cool.

  15. I have never heard of this process. I love doing stuff like this with the grandkids. Thanks for sharing

  16. Your ornament turned out so nice! I used to do something similar to this when I taught science. We used it to simulate coal formation! The kids always loved it!

  17. This would be a perfect craft for the little kids! I love this idea so much and so easy to do! (Rena)

  18. Anonymous8:14 AM

    How cute! I will definitely be trying this :-) Pinned!

  19. I'm pretty crafty, but I've never tried this. It looks like so much fun! I now have a ton of ideas because of this, so thanks for sharing!

  20. I am not too crafty but this is something I could make with my family for sure, looks easy and cute

  21. I’ve never heard of paper casting before! So cute and inexpensive!

  22. That is a really neat idea. I love this. I'm going to have to try making this now. I really like it.

  23. I had some paper molds that I really liked, but never thought you could do this with rubber stamps. I'm going to have to try this soon! Thanks for the great idea!

  24. This looks like a really fun craft! I'll have to try it with my girls this holiday season!

  25. I've never seen this before. Looks interesting and a fun easy project for the holidays.

  26. OMG, this is absolutely adorable. I want to make this with my daughters. I love it! Thanks for this recco.

  27. I used to do paper casting and I enjoyed it! This is adorable, i love it!

  28. So cool that it's made out of toilet tissue. It looks so pretty and perfect for any style.


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