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DIY Paperweights are Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts

Dec13

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These colorful paperweights make the perfect handmade Holiday gift that a child can make easily.

Gather some rocks, fabric scraps, foam brush and decoupage. Begin by cutting small pieces of fabric. Paint a bit of decoupage the size of the fabric piece on the rock.

DIY paperweights by @SkipToMyLou for Alphamom.com

Place the piece of fabric on the rock.

DIY paperweights by @SkipToMyLou for Alphamom.com

Continue until the entire rock is covered.  Make sure all the edges of the fabric pieces a completely attached to the rock.  Allow to dry at least 15 minutes.

DIY paperweights by @SkipToMyLou for Alphamom.com

If you would like to add a monogram like we did, cut a letter out of fabric and attached with decoupage to the dried layer of fabric covering the rock. Let dry 15 minutes. Once dry give the entire rock a generous coat of decoupage.

DIY paperweights by @SkipToMyLou for Alphamom.com

A child will surely smile when they see their handmade paperweight on a desk and the recipient will be thankful for a useful gift!

DIY paperweights by @SkipToMyLou for Alphamom.com

 

About the author


http://Skiptomylou.org
Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.


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