Lisa Leonard Designs

handmade project: paperweight

January 10th | decorating, DIY

this little project couldn’t be any easier! a glittery, heart paperweight perfect for securing a sweet photo or a love note.

i found the 3″ glass hearts HERE and used decoupage glue and fine glitter from martha stewart’s line at michaels.  i had planned to decoupage words, but the paper got kind of bubbled up and i ended up liking the solid glitter heart better.

i covered the back of heart with decoupage glue and then sprinkled lots of glitter. once it was completely dry, i used a small amount of hot glue to secure a piece of felt to finish the piece.

so sweet, and so easy!

16 Responses

  1. Tamara says:

    this is the perfect valentine’s day gift to make for friends! thank you so much for the inspiration. and a new necklace? can’t wait to see it! hmmm…i wonder if i’m going to like it? :)

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  3. sweet! thanks for the sweet idea!

  4. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa honey, I’m so sorry I haven’t commented for so long! We are on limited high speed internet access still (most frustrating) so I have to be careful how much I do in terms of checking blogs etc. It’s so sad!

    I adore this glass paperweight, it is simply DIVINE! I hope I can source something similar here in New Zealand because it would make a perfect valentine’s gift! Love and hugs and better get off here.. sigh! Ooooh we are getting a golden retriever puppy next week (I hope my cat will cope!). Check out my blog http://www.artforheart.typepad.com, I posted a photograph yesterday. Smiles…

  5. kristen says:

    Lisa, this is darling! Thanks!

  6. tara says:

    What a perfect gift idea anybody would love! Can’t wait to see the new necklace! I bet it’s lovely!

  7. Amber says:

    What a cute idea. These would make great teacher gifts :)

  8. Jennifer says:

    oh my…that is awesome!! :)

  9. Kelly H-Y says:

    What a sweet idea! Seriously … I don’t know WHEN you have time to create these things!!

  10. suzi says:

    great idea….love your style, Lisa!!!

  11. Denise says:

    What a cute idea….I love it! I know how much you like coffee and wanted to share a new coffee shop locally (Sort of locally, I don’t know how much you go to Grover or Arroyo) you could stop by on one of your trips to SB, it is right off of the freeway. Check them out if you get a chance. http://www.thecottagesisters.com/2011/01/coffee-cove.html Have a great day!

  12. Rebecca says:

    love it — i know what i am doing for family v-day presents. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Liane says:

    I’m new to your blog and absolutely love this idea. I think it will make a great Valentine’s gift. And I’m so excited, after visiting your shop, I’ve found the perfect wedding gift for my little sis–The heart wall hanging! Thanks!

  14. Danae Farias says:

    I love this, I’m gonna have to try to make one (if I can ever have time for my crafts again).

  15. Christine says:

    I love this idea, really really cute.
    I added it to my blog today,
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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