Upcylcing Progress: Book Page Mushrooms

As a recap for anyone who might not have read my previous post, I am going to make a 3D art shelf type project made out of pages from a book I had a duplicate copy of.  It’s going to be made into a sort of mushroom shape as well as dipped into tea to color the pages using a natural kind of dye.

I have not made much progress in the construction of this project, but I have slowly been coloring more pages of the book using tea to look like the above.

My setup remains close to the same with fewer mugs than pictured above, but still a few mugs to make the process go by faster.  The general shape I plan to make still resembles the below.

However, the pages will be folded to more closely resemble the below images.

My plans for the next week are to finish dying the pages so that they can dry and I can begin folding them into their desired shapes and forms.  Some glue and trials will most likely proceed the final form.



  1. Me for the first two
  2. Roomberry on Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/listing/1647120553/witchy-berry-mushroom-floating-wall?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_b-home_and_living-home_decor-wall_decor-other&utm_custom1=_k_CjwKCAiA_OetBhAtEiwAPTeQZ4OSIUxJG-hux5qHNwh51nkF9BPn8rsUeCsZBXpJLZVVkvGORzDidBoCZhkQAvD_BwE_k_&utm_content=go_12561589161_119138324293_506897881194_aud-1118323511478:pla-307501513391_c__1647120553_12768591&utm_custom2=12561589161&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA_OetBhAtEiwAPTeQZ4OSIUxJG-hux5qHNwh51nkF9BPn8rsUeCsZBXpJLZVVkvGORzDidBoCZhkQAvD_BwE 
  3. Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hWIK2LYpvEo
  4. Etsy on Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/114560384261911564/ 
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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Ethan Silverman
    February 19, 2024 5:24 pm

    Hey Juliette, learning about your project for the first time and I think its going to be so good. I really like the idea of a shelf made of paper. Do you have any ideas to reinforce the structure of the paper? Maybe coating them in something once its in its final form, like a glue or epoxy of some sort.

  • Kyra Anderson
    February 9, 2024 1:58 pm

    Hi Juliette, I think your project is really cool! I love that you are dipping the pages into different tea’s to add a more vintage feel to them. I was wondering how many you were planning on making and how large you were going to make them?


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