Turmeric Dipped Paper Garlands

This is the third of our mini-series showing how to create a unique and useful stash of craft materials for free. This time we are looking at saving and upcycling used paper and card.

We will also show you how to make simple but effective paper garlands from folded book pages, edged with a natural yellow dye made from turmeric.

Click on image above to see 'how to' video

You will need the following for this activity:

  • Pages from an unwanted/damaged book
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Paper scissors
  • Thin string/yarn
  • Glue stick
  • Turmeric dye (recipe below)
  • Paint brush
Turmeric dye recipe
Add 1 tbsp of turmeric to a small pan.  Add 200mls of boiling water.  Gently simmer for about 15 mins.  Cool and add to a jar.

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