Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mulberry Paper: My Latest Treasury

Today I discovered mulberry paper: I never heard about it before. I was browsing blogs and saw this post about a giveaway. I do not wear hairpins, but the flowers were lovely, so I decided to do a little research.

I found that 'mulberry paper' is something I always knew as "rice paper', and it was named that because it was used to wrap rice. It is made from mulberry bark tree, and less commonly from rice straw. I did not know that: I thought rice paper was made of rice straw only and took its name from it.

It is used to make beautiful and quite sturdy things such as flowers, lights, lampshades, stationery, etc. I searched through Etsy and made a Treasury consisting solely of mulberry paper items. A picture is worth a thousand words.

'Mulberry Paper Gifts' by EugenieM

Set of Four Peach Punch Tutti Fruitti Hair Pins Summer Style - SpearmintAndThyme
Set of Four Peach Punch...
10 Handmade Pale Orange Gardenia Mulberry Paper Flower for Scrapbooking, Wedding or Any Craft 4Cm. - NineGiftShop
10 Handmade Pale Orange...
Green and Pink Flowered Mulberry Paper Baby Flower Headband, Newborn Headband, Baby Girl Flower Headband, Photography Prop - TeagansTotShop
Green and Pink Flowered...
Cute Mulberry Paper Notebook with Elephant Decoration - ThaiCharm
Cute Mulberry Paper Not...
Romance Rag Wreath Ivory Linen Fabric Lavender and Ivory Mulberry Paper Rose - RagWreathBoutique
Romance Rag Wreath Ivor...
Sakura flower mulberry paper table lantern for home decorate or bedroom lighting - SmileLight
Sakura flower mulberry ...
25 Handmade Mulberry Paper Flowers Mixed Sizes of  Ivory Tone Wedding Roses Code M153 - butterflies661
25 Handmade Mulberry Pa...
Bulk party set  mix size White mulberry paper lantern ball wedding decoration handmade living room decoration hanging lamp - cottonlight
Bulk party set mix siz...
8.5" x 11"   Thick Handmade Mulberry Paper for Tear Bears, Scrapbooks, Cards, and Papercrafts - NightOwlPaperCrafts
8.5" x 11" ...
Paper Flowers- Single Stem Tulip- Build Your Own Bouquet - ShinyMonkeyButtons
Paper Flowers- Single S...
20 x purple shaded baby pastel color handmade cotton ball wedding light bedroom light lamp lantern decoration deco patio party - cottonlight
20 x purple shaded baby...
Paper Flowers embellishment vintage - Eminence Collection - Mulberry Paper Flowers  546205 - isakayboutique
Paper Flowers embellish...
Favor Bags-Mulberry Paper Flowers - CraftsByCamilleShop
Favor Bags-Mulberry Pap...
Bridal Bouquet- Paper, Fabric and Pearl Bouquet Shabby Chic Rustic Wedding in Ivory, Cream and Champagne - SolBijou
Bridal Bouquet- Paper, ...
FIRST SAND INVITATION on Etsy - Pink & Orange Beach Sand Wedding Invitation Sample - invitesbythisandthat
white green pink butterfly table centerpiece candleholder luminary with handmade paper - illuminera
white green pink butter...

The beautiful rose pin which is being given away by Spearmint and Thyme is in the top left corner.

I am in love the lights by Smilelight and illuminera. I love lights and lamps of all sorts, and these are very special.

NineGiftShop, RagWreathBoutique, butterflies661, isakayboutique, SolBijou and ShinyMonkeyButtons make adorable flowers. Some are very life-like, while others are stylized, but all of them are beautiful.

I just noticed I included items by cottonlight twice -  the prettiest white lanterns and magic color lights - but the items are so lovely, I will keep both listings in.

Baby flower headband by TeagansTotShop is very cute.

CraftsByCamilleShop offers nice and simple paper favor bags, invitesbythisandthat - stylish invitations which use the same mulberry paper.

Then there is also a souvenir from Thailand - a very rustic looking notebook by ThaiCharm.

And the last, but a very important part of the Treasury, is a listing with mulberry paper for crafting, offered by NightOwlPaperCrafts.

Now, this was a useful exercise for me. Here at Mulberry Whisper we are supposed to know everything about mulberry, including mulberry paper. Unfortunately it is not produced in Uzbekistan; if it were, we would certainly make something from it for our own Etsy shop. As it is now, all I can do is enjoy someone else's creations from this wonderful material.


  1. Ooooh, thanks for curating such a lovely treasury! I've never heard of Mulberry Paper, (I knew it as Rice Paper also) and you found some beautiful items made with it. I'm off to visit these shops now. :)

  2. Hi Trina, glad you liked it! And I see you have a lot of lovelies on your blog: I need to take a closer look.

  3. Thank you for featuring my paper tulip! It is a lovely treasury and I am honored to be included. Mulberry paper is so fun to work with, it looks delicate but is remarkably strong and durable.

    1. You're welcome! The tulip is amazing - I took a closer look and gasped. And the lilies ( are even better... I love what you do.

  4. Thank you for adding our Fun in the Sun invitation! We are honored to be part of your treasury! We LOVE mulberry papers too and love how you show the many different ways this remarkable paper can be used :)

    1. You're most welcome! Your blog is fascinating - I'd never think paper can be so diverse and beautiful!


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