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11 Creative DIY Paper Weight Ideas

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Paper Weights used to be ugly and unsightly from what I remember way back and therefore became obsolete. Nobody wants to look at some ugly thing sitting on top of ugly bills. But wait. There is another solution to hold your unwanted bills down and it’s a lovely DIY Paper Weight, created by you. One you will love to look at. Unfortunately nothing will make you love your bills 🙂

Before we get into the Steps of how to make your own paperweights, let’s look at some creative diy paper weight ideas you could try.

Pick some pretty flowers and used them right away to preserve the colors in your paper weight.

Flower Paper Weight

Collect some seashells on your next beach vacation. Seashells make for great DIY projects and you can embed them easily in resin to create a gorgeous paperweight like this one here.

Dried Flowers are gorgeous and everlasting inside a paperweight. This one would look amazing just as a simple home decor on a side table or shelving unit.

Cut some rosebuds and rose flowers from the rosebush and dry. Create this beautiful design in the simple steps you’ll find below.

Now that you have some paperweight design ideas, let’s get to the important part. Follow the Steps below and get creative. You may want to start out with something more solid to submerge into your paperweight, until you get the hang of it. Dandelions are very delicate, but you follow this tutorial, you can create pretty much anything you can think of.

Want a magical paperweight like this one?

Last but not least, the tutorial.

More gorgeous Paperweight Designs to purchase or model after.

Scorpion Paperweight

 

 

Now that you know how to make paperweights at home it helps to get some of the items needed to make them perfect. Pouring Resin into the proper mold will make the project less time consuming as you don’t need to shape and file so much. Here are two classic shaped molds.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend 🙂

How about creating a Teddy Bear?

Teddy Bear Mold

Paperweights make for great Gifts for Family and Friends. Try some paper weight crafts projects and decorate your home with different designs.

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