08 Mar '13, 12pm
Simple Steps to Recycle Your Own Paper
Paper recycled by hand works well for making cards and gifts. Photo: Shutterstock Many of us throw paper in our recycling bins without too much thought, but believe it or not, people have been making paper for 2000 years. In the U.S., we've been recycling it for more than 100 years. Paper recycling might seem like the sort of thing best left to paper mills, but it turns out you can recycle your own paper at home without too much trouble. You'll be able to eliminate some household waste - like junk mail, used printer paper or old wrapping paper - and create something unique and handmade at the same time. What You'll Need: Waste paper (almost anything will work - just avoid glossy paper like magazines) Water A blender or food processor An old picture frame Mesh or screen (can be found at a craft store) Felt, cloth or sponge A rectangular bin to hold water (a 13'' x 9'' pan w...