Last night I came across a stunning, high-gloss ad for Chanel No. 5 and thought it would make the perfect paperweight for my good friend who has adored this perfume for years. It looks spectacular! (PhotoWeights: Round Paperweight Kit)
When using magazine images for your paperweights you should only use the original magazine page. The vast majority of magazine images are protected and should not be reproduced.
While unfolding an antique dresser scarf, I discovered a hand-stitched initial; a singular work of art that had been created nearly a century ago. This treasure has now been captured in a paperweight (PhotoWeights: Heirloom Rectangle), creating a charming paperweight that will lend some cottage style to any desk.
Each PhotoWeights paperweight kit includes the paperweight, mounting board, and velvet bottom pad you'll need for this project.
A tattered, stained piece of linen may hold hidden gems.
Place your pre-cut, self-adhesive mounting board on the back of the fabric and cut any overlapping material. Use a liquid seam sealer to prevent the edges from fraying.
Place the fabric/mounting board face-down onto the bottom of the paperweight.
Cover the base of the paperweight with the velvet bottom pad.
If you've followed my projects over the years, you know how much I absolutely love creating paperweights with antique postcards. They're so easy and affordable! Most antique shops will carry hundreds of designs ranging from $1.00 to $3.00. If you need help choosing the right one, bring your paperweight with you so you can see exactly how the artwork will look.