Valentine Crafts for Adults – Decoupage Paperweight
This Tutorial for Valentine Crafts for Adults, was originally created by Andrea from The Cottage Market. It’s another oldie, but goodie, that’s worth sharing again as I absolutely love this idea for making a Decoupage Paperweight! These are easy to make and make such great gifts. You can make a beautiful romantic version like the one that Andrea created in this post, or you can make something more masculine for the man in your life. You could also customize with family photos, or use your kids artwork, if you don’t want to use Vintage Images for your project. I’m sure you will come up with all sorts of ideas for this one. Now I will let Andrea take it away in her words … Valentines Day is right around the corner and if you are looking for a fun new gift for some special people in your life, this project just might be perfect. With the variety of images here on The Graphics Fairy, you are sure to find something that fits everyone!
Valentine Crafts for Adults Supply List
Let’s get started. You will need just a few supplies:
your favorite image (that is going to be the hardest part of this project) and then print it out. (remember to adjust your size appropriately)
a paint brush
Mod Podge (You can use Gloss or Matte, but Gloss can be nice under glass as it’s glossy!)
glass blank paperweight they come in different shapes, or you can use a heavy piece of glass cut to the size you desire.
Step 1: Now take your glass piece and place it over the image, I used the French Rose Image, then trace your cutting area. Cut along the inside of the line, you want the image to be slightly smaller than the piece.
Step 2: Apply a nice coating of Mod Podge to the back of your glass and allow to sit for a minute and then…
Step 3: Apply your image face down, make sure to press around the edges, you want the entire image to be adhered well. Let dry for about 10 minutes.
Step 4: While you are waiting for your piece to dry a bit, it is time to cut your backing out of felt or of course you could use cork. Cut it out and…
Step 5: Apply a nice layer of Mod Podge to the back of the paperweight and attach the piece of felt, making sure that the entire piece is attached to the paperweight. Turn your piece over and allow to dry at least a few hours and then it is ready to wrap up!
Who wouldn’t want one of these for their desk, studio, kitchen and the list goes on. Perfect for any age and Karen has tons of images that would be perfect for the men in your life too.
I hope you enjoyed this Valentines Crafts for Adults and that you have fun making your own custom Paperweights for family and friends. You might also like this Tutorial for a DIY Valentine Pop Up Card HERE.
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