How to Age Paper

You can make new paper look old using the following techniques.

You will need

  • Paper
  • A used tea bag
  • Coffee grounds
  • Lemon juice
  • A flame
  • An iron

Step 1 Use tea Drag a wet tea bag across the paper. The tea will stain the paper, giving it an aged appearance.

Step 2 Use coffee Place wet coffee grounds on the paper; then shake them off. The coffee will turn the paper brown and give it an aged appearance.

Step 3 Use lemon juice Cover the paper with lemon juice, and then expose it near a flame. The longer the exposure, the darker the paper will become.

Step 4 Burn the edges Tear the edges, then wet the inner borders slightly to keep from burning more of the paper than you want. Then burn the paper’s edges.

Step 5 Crumple the paper Carefully crumple the paper a couple of times, and then iron it.