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{DIY} Paper Mâché‎ Ring

DIY Paper Mache Ring - Typical House Cat

Remember when I decided to make a necklace out of paper beads? It just wasn’t enough. I love the look it creates when you stack the paper together. This ring was created like any basic paper mâché project, using wheat paste.

If you have a severe allergy to wheat, you are going to want to skip this DIY. I’m lucky and handling wheat doesn’t bother me but I know there are plenty of celiacs that should stay away from anything with wheat, even if they aren’t ingesting it.

DIY Paper Mache Ring Supplies

To make a paper mâché ring, you will need:

  • A Cricut Mini or other Cricut cutting device
  • Cardstock (multiples colors)
  • Ring template (Something has gone amiss and I can’t link up the download. Leave me a comment and I will email you the pattern.)
  • All Purpose flour
  • Water
  • A brush
  • Wax or parchment paper

Before you get started putting things together, you need to download the ring template and use your Cricut to cut it out. You can see how I do this in my paper bead necklace tutorial. If you don’t have a Cricut and want to try this year, you’ll need to create your own template and use a xacto knife and a cutting mat. If you want me to send you a template so you don’t have to create your own, just let me know in the comments.

wheat paste

Next, whip up a small batch of wheat paste. I used a small batch of this recipe. I also recommend rolling out some wax or parchment paper to work on.

DIY Paper Mache Ring 1

Start by putting down one ring, brush a THIN layer of wheat paste over it (you can’t even see it on mine). Then set another ring on top of it.

DIY Paper Mache Ring 2

Keep repeating that until you get to the thickness you like. It will start getting messy. Use the brush to remove excess wheat paste and let it try for at least 24 hours.

DIY Paper Mache Rings

Voila all done! I left mine as is. But, if you are looking for a more professional look you can file or sand it to smooth out the edges or spray it with lacquer to give it a shiny finish and protect it.

Fun fact time, mâché is French for chewed up paper. Gross, no? Or so wikipedia claims. Anything else I should attempt to make out of paper? What do you think?

{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Stefanie December 9, 2013, 9:24 AM

    Cute! And you did it without messing up your manicure… wish I was crafty like that!
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    • mskristiina December 9, 2013, 9:41 AM

      Paper is safer than most materials :P Thanks for stopping by!

  • Erin @ Thanks, I Made It December 9, 2013, 8:04 PM

    You do such cool things with paper! another awesome project
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  • Rika December 12, 2013, 5:55 PM

    What a fabulous idea, it’s so cool that you can create jewelry out of anything else and there’s such thing as wheat paste! Love the colors!

  • Autumn January 8, 2014, 2:50 PM

    I would LOVE this pattern, could I have a template? I would really appreciate it! This is REALLY cool!!

    • mskristiina January 9, 2014, 2:59 PM

      Yes! I will send it to you when I get home tonight.

    • mskristiina January 12, 2014, 8:07 PM

      I’m such a dummy! I sent it to the wrong person. Resending it now :)

  • AJ February 4, 2014, 12:59 PM

    Would you please send me the template? Just got a Cricut and having so much fun with the possibilities.

    • mskristiina February 13, 2014, 7:14 PM

      Yes! My computer was stolen so it might be a couple of more days.

  • san March 29, 2014, 9:48 AM

    i loved it……..can you please send a template too

  • san March 29, 2014, 9:49 AM

    i loved it……..can you please send a template too??? i would love to make a ring like that…….

    • mskristiina March 29, 2014, 7:04 PM

      My computer was stolen but I will if I am able to recover the files. Thanks!

  • Karelle Regio June 13, 2014, 7:00 PM

    Can I have a template please? I’m planning to make this one for my mom :)

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