Do you remember the glass paperweights I made using glass from a thrift store light fixture? The project was easy to make once you found a light fixture like I did that had pieces of beveled glass. Finding the glass could be hit or miss.
I found a way to create the same project and not have to go in search of beat up old lights to salvage the glass. Tiny Prints.com carries many home decor products and one of them is beveled glass prints that you can design.
When you view the products on the TinyPrints site, you may think you can only use photos to create and personalize their products, but you are only limited by your imagination.
Instead of personalizing their glass prints with a photo, I decided to create the words “To Do” with a border of dots in Photoshop and saved it as a jpeg to download to Tiny Prints. In less than a week I had a piece of beveled glass with the image to make a paperweight for my twin sister. When we get together, we like to give each other little gifts that we call “sister surprises”. I made the recipe frame for my younger sister and now I have the paperweight to give my twin sis.
With some decoupage medium, scissors, and glue I had myself a brand new paperweight for my sister’s desk with only a little craftiness needed, since TinyPrints did the hard work.
I didn’t stop designing, I also made myself a curved glass print with a motivational quote for the top of the round table in my studioffice. Since the glass prints are transparent – they look best when placed near a window. I did not change this one at all. I just downloaded the image on the Tiny Prints site and when it arrived on my doorstep – it was ready to display.
How to Make a Glass Paperweight
supplies needed:Tiny Prints 7″ x 5″ Favorite Memory Glass Prints .pdf of “To Do” image Felt 7″ x 5″ piece of cardstock 7″ x 5″ piece of felt Decoupage medium Spray glue Scissors
This is what my glass print looked liked when it came in the mail. It comes with a stand, but to make the paperweight you will not need it.
How to order the glass print from Tiny Prints:
Download the “To Do” .pdf (below) and save it as a full size jpeg on your computer. Head over to Tiny Prints. When ordering the glass print, upload the jpeg and then choose “Free Designer Review”. Checking this box will ensure your image is the size it needs to be so it is printed out at the best resolution.
Once you receive your glass print, follow these directions.
1. Evenly spread decoupage medium over the back of the glass print. Make sure to use plenty to ensure a solid bond. Excess will be pushed out to the sides in Step 2.
2. Lay 7″ x 5″ white card stock on back. Press down and run your hands over paper from the center out to the sides to remove extra decoupage medium and air bubbles. As the paper dries check front of glass to make sure that no air bubbles have appeared. If they have, push them carefully out with your fingers. Let dry. Clean excess decoupage medium that may have gotten on front of print with damp paper towel.
3. Cut felt to 7″ x 5″
4. Spray glue on back of felt. Let it get tacky, then center it on the back of print and on top of the paper.
5. Use your hands to smooth. Cut excess with small scissors.
6. All done and ready to use or give as a gift.
Click here to download: To Do .pdf
Click here to download: Make it Happen .pdf
These are my favorite Tiny Prints projects so far that I have created and personalized. I enjoy giving my friends and family gifts, but I am crazy in love with all things stationery.
I also ordered a set of these shaped monogrammed notecards.
and a swoon-worthy custom self-inking stamper. I have wanted one for a long time. I am stamping everything in site :-)
$100 Giveaway is OVER
Winner is: Kim
Would you like to win a $100 credit to Tiny Prints?
Giveaway is over! Hop on over to Tiny Prints and look around at the Glass Prints, Home Decor, Stationery, and other decorative items that you can personalize in your own style.
Giveaway ends at the end of the day on Thursday September 25th. I will post the winner’s name in this post on Friday September 26.
I am a Tiny Prints Home Décor Brand Ambassador and have been compensated for this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.