How to Make a Poster Board Look Old

Sometimes you will have to do lots of things for school projects, and that could include making a paper look like it was from the 18th century! When creating a project that has an ancient theme, you could use the idea of making a poster board look like it was actually from ancient times. You do not have to go around to find an old poster board; instead, you can turn the new poster board looks old. We are here to tell you how to make a poster board look old.

DIY: How to Make a Poster Board Look Old

The tricks for making a paper or a poster board look does not take crazy science. You can do it using the items available at home. If you have the poster board at hand, you can consider the process is almost done! The tricks for making a paper or a poster board look does not take crazy science. You can do it using the items available at home. If you have the poster board at hand, you can consider the process is almost done!

How to Make a Poster Board Look Old

 Materials You Need

  • A new poster boards 
  • Coffee brew
  • Coffee grains
  • Lighter
  • A tub or large bowl
  • Hairdryer
  • Paper towel

Steps to Follow

Step 1

As we have said, you will have all the materials at home. If you do not, for example, if you have run out of coffee, grab them from the local store as soon as possible. Prepare the items.

Step 2

Take the paper board and start crinkling it as much as you can. The wrinklier the paper is going to be, the older it will look. Also, it will help the paper to absorb coffee brew well.

Step 3

Now, get a tub or bowl as big as the paper board and fill it up with a coffee brew. Take the wrinkly paper board and set it in the tub of coffee brew. You have to keep the paper board on the coffee brew for five minutes to an hour. You have to make sure that the paper has soaked up as much as coffee brew as it could.

fill it up with a coffee brew

Step 3

Now, get a tub or bowl as big as the paper board and fill it up with a coffee brew. Take the wrinkly paper board and set it in the tub of coffee brew. You have to keep the paper board on the coffee brew for five minutes to an hour. You have to make sure that the paper has soaked up as much as coffee brew as it could.

Step 4

Take out the paper board slowly. As it is soaked in water, you have to be careful not to rip it anywhere. Put the wet paper board on a paper towel. The paper towel will absorb the unnecessary water out of the paper. Let the paper board dry completely. You can use a hair dryer for this process. The hairdryer will help the wet paper to get dry as well as stain the paper better with the coffee.

Use a hair dryer for Poster Board

Step 5

After the paper is dryer completely, take some coffee grain, and sprinkle it on the paper board. Start rubbing the grains on the paper board until it has a good stain. After that, take the lighter and burn the edges of the paper board carefully. And you are done with how to make a poster board look old.

Final Thoughts

That was all for how to make a poster board look old. We hope you have enjoyed our DIY tutorial and be very helpful with the tips and tricks we have shown you to make your best old looking paper board.

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