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Free Printables & Glass Paperweight

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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To Do free printable to make a paperweight

Click here to download: To Do .pdf  

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Click here to download: Make it Happen .pdf

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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.

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I also ordered a set of these shaped monogrammed notecards.

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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.

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I am a Tiny Prints Home Décor Brand Ambassador and have been compensated for this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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90 Comments

  1. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a
    coworker who has been conducting a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner because I discovered
    it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your internet
    site.

  2. I adore the flourishing hello stamp! i’ve always wanted an address stamp to make paying the bills more fun :)

  3. I love how your project turned out. What a great gift for someone! I need a couple of those curved glass frames.

  4. always admired the self-ink personalized stamp and how they take correspondence up a notch while making it your own.

  5. I am a stationery junkie! Love everything at Tiny Prints. I would have to say that the ornaments are terrific to remember your special pets and people who have passed. So sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure he is one of your guardian angels!

  6. I love this TinyPrints website! All the products are interesting and well made, great quality products. My favorite products are the personalized stationery. They are really beautiful!

  7. I really like the Domestic Bliss pillow in the Begonia color and I love the fact that you can customize it with your family’s name. So pretty! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. Hey Diane,
    I would love one of the 16X20 “Favorite Memories” canvas prints! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Vikki in VA.

  9. I love their stamps, trays, stationery, and tons of their gifts!~ So hard to choose!

    1. Hi Kim – Congratulations – you won the $100 credit to Tiny Prints! Please respond to this email so I can get the credit sent to you via email. :-)

  10. I would really like the self-inking stamp…it would be very handy…a lot of neat things there and projects…

  11. Oh man, so many awesome things. I’d like to get:
    – a glass piece with the ‘make it happen’ print!
    – pillows! I especially love the domestic bliss one

  12. OH….decisions….decisions…I think my first choice would be the Lush Blossoms curved glass print with a black frame. I have a great picture of my sisters ( including my oldest sister, Maxine, who died of breast cancer in 2009) and I dressed in Hawaiian shirts at a birthday party. One of the last pictures of the four of us together!

  13. I really like the “Lavish Flurries” ornament because it’s available in my favorite color, pink!!!!

  14. The self-inking stamps would be so versatile but I also love the idea of the wrapped canvas. Honestly, I’d be happy with anything. Love what you do Diane. Thanks for everything!

  15. I really need some personalized stationary. Unlike a lot of people, I am still sending snail mail. I think it’s a nice thing to receive a piece of personal mail.

  16. I went to the Tiny Prints website and they have so many great items to choose from.
    I liked the acrylic block in Artfully Dotted and the easel in Stylish Montage.
    I think I will have to order one of the montages for my granddaughter who graduates college this spring.

  17. I went to the Tiny Prints website and there was so much to choose from. Great looking gifts and cards, invitations, and more. I think I like the acrylic block in Stylish Montage and easel Artfully Dotted.
    Thanks for alerting me to this lovely website. I can see ordering a montage for my oldest granddaughter who graduates college this spring in N.C.

  18. I’m using “joy” as my Christmas theme this year. I like the address labels with “joy” in the label.

  19. Such a wonderful project. I’d love this for my desk!

    My sister has made several photo paperweights with glass paperweight kits she purchased at http://www.photoweights.com. These have more of a recess so you can also insert little trinkets like shells, fabric, and metal embellishments.

  20. Great idea and I must say TinyPrints is just i have been looking for my Etsy shop. I love the custom stamps, gift tag stickers and embossers. I know I will find lots of things in the Holiday section too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  21. So many wonderful choices! I really like the canvas prints and canvas art as well as the pillows. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win!

  22. So many choices on the TinyPrints website! I love love the Streaming Shapes personal stationary in plum. But they wouldn’t be as great without the Bountiful Bursts self inking rubber stamp! Thanks Diane, for all that you share with us!!

  23. Such a great giveaway, I love stationary. I really like the “D” stamp on this e-mail but did not see it on the sight, although I would pick a “C” lol. I also like the stationary with shapes.
    T=Thoughtful
    I= Interesting
    N=Names
    Y=You create
    P=Perfect
    R=Reasonably priced
    I=Ingenious
    N=Need It
    T=Thank You, for a great giveaway!
    S=Special Stationary

  24. I want that address stamp! I may give some of those for Christmas gifts this year (including one to myself, of course!)

  25. I LOVE the Home Decor especially the TinyPrints pillows. I am decorating my master bedroom (finally) and NEED decor items.

  26. The embosser is calling my name! Thanks for the chance and Hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Just spent half an hour on the site. I like the home décor stuff and would very much enjoy having an embosser. Thanks for the give-away and all the crafty things you do and share!

  28. There are some really great, unique gift ideas! I love your curved glass print, but would also find myself pressing “purchase” for the embosser and also the photos mounted on metal. Thanks for the great giveaway, and as always, your inspiration Diane. There are few bloggers who capture my attention consistently, as you.

  29. The glass prints are great, but I’ve just been thinking about starting this years Christmas card and they have some wonderful ones! Thanks for sharing the Tinyprints link!!!

  30. I would use a picture of my beautiful daughter and her little black rescue dog named BAXTER in the ACRYLIC PHOTO BLOCK with the word LOVE splashed across the corner in GOLD. : ) What a wonderful surprise that would be for such a caring girl! Thanks Diane, you are always an inspiration! Love everything you do!!

  31. What a wonderful site. I have just found out that I will be a grandmother in March AND AGAIN, in April !! So there are so many items, (from announcements to photo mounts), I would love to purchase. Thank you for offering the $100 giveaway. LOVE your creations!

  32. Such a fabulous giveaway!!! I love Tiny Prints. I would love to get a Canvas Art with a photo of our family.

  33. I LOVE the acrylic blocks. I have a senior this year and those would be perfect for graduation.
    I also love that you and your sister share “sister surprises”. Might have to steal that idea too!! Thanks for sharing!

  34. We just moved into a new house, and the monogrammed pillows would help make our new place feel more like home. The pillows or the custom canvas art is gorgeous too. Its a real toss up!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  35. I love the self inking stamps and also the embossed ones. And the pretty stationary! Oh my!!!!!!! What a gift!

  36. Heartful Collage is really cute. I could see this sitting on my desk at work. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  37. The self-inking stamp is calling my name, but then so too are the Lucite trays, the glass paperweight, the photo blocks… (sigh). So many great things to choose from! Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. The stamp is fun, like you I would be stamping everything. I really like the custom metal art where you add the family pic of choice and the family name at the bottom.

  39. I LOVE the glass paperweight! I am very interested in the glass prints. They are so cool!!

  40. I love the self-inking stamps. I have had one for years that I love so I am thinking they might make nice Christmas presents this year. Love, love, love your style and your blog.

  41. Love their items and especially the Serena Stamp Statiionary. Your blog gives me so many great ideas which I appreciate. Thank you so much.

  42. All of the Tiny Prints items are great! My son is graduating from high school this year, so I love the graduation party invitation ideas. If I win, I will definitely be ordering!!

  43. Thank you for sharing Tiny Prints with us. I love the gorgeous custom self inking stamps. Why settle for ordinary when you can have these!

  44. I just love your do it yourself way, I would have never figured it out.
    I also like the Block Photo maybe with a scripture, but your idea is just great.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Inez

  45. There are SO many neat project ideas at Tiny Prints! Thinking ahead to the holidays, I really like the zinc ornaments that were offered! Great items!