History of Paper Mache
Also known as papier-mâché, paper-mache, papermache, or papier
maché... was invented in China at the beginning of the 2nd century
A.D. Paper mache literally means chewed paper, and it
historically has involved various complicated techniques and
materials. Paper in pulp, strips, or sheet form was held
together with binders such as hide glue or natural resins.
Fillers were added to the paper and glue mix to give a
smoother surface or add strength. Paper mache is
lightweight, hard and strong and some types could be worked
like wood. Pieces were finished using lacquer, inlay,
paint, or varnish. Hofcraft carries paper mache of all
shapes and sizes, that are ready to paint or decorate.
Choose from a wide variety of paper mache including: round boxes, square boxes, rectangle boxes, oval boxes, hexagon boxes, hearts and star boxes, hat boxes, French corner boxes, vintage canister box set, Christmas tree and star boxes, totes, pumpkins (including a 3 piece set), decorative trays (not intended to use with food), hearts, stars, birdhouse ornaments, steeple people, pot bellies and witches hats.
Don't forget to check our Clearance page for slightly damaged / defective surfaces
at 50% off.
Some boxes, especially when ordered in multiples, are considered "oversized" by UPS and there may be an additional shipping charge applied to your order.
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A fun surface to paint or decorate!
Let your imagination go and create your own "one-of-a-kind"!
Give as a gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, get well gift, or gift for the holidays!
Great for children and Decorative Painting Students!
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Other Products for Decorative Painting by DC and C
An assortment of sizes for creating door wreaths and mantle scenes, along with Christmas trees. Inexpensive surface for class projects.
We stock many different types of surfaces to paint and / or decorate, which can be seen by going to www.hofcraft.com\surfaces.htm or click on one of the following:
Bentwood Boxes - Baskets - Wooden Bowls - Walnut Hollow - Wooden Plates - Wicker Trays - Tin / Metalware - Seaside Woven Bowls - Primed Wind Chimes - Fredrix Canvas Products - Dalee Canvas - Wooden Plates - Baskets - Cookie and Cameo Jars - Slates - Watering Cans, French Flower Buckets etc...
- and Wood Items:
Wood and Wire Hanging Plaques, Tissue and Soap Covers, Scissors Holder, Jewelry Boxes, Napkin Holder, Catch-All Holder with Drawer, Tea Caddy, Recipe Boxes, Candle Boxes, Classic Lap Desk, Pencil Box, Flip-Top Cubby, Harvest Basket, Sleds, Trays, Barrel Staves, Hinged Heart Door Cupboard, Frames, Pear and Apple Shapes, Candle Sticks, Alphabet Blocks, Shaker Pegs, Checkers, Hardwood Eggs and Holders, Small Hearts and Stars, Mini Flower Pots, Small Boxes, Door Hanger
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