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Decorative Paperweights

Lisa Herbik
 


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Here’s a fun, easy project for lazy afternoons. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add your decorative fingerprint to your living room or home office.

Start with a glass paperweight kit, sold at craft and hobby stores. I know in the northeast we have Michael’s and A. C. Moore, both of which give up to 40% off if you request. At the checkout register, you agree to sign your name and phone number and then you get the discount.

Now the fun part: adding your personal touch to decorate the paperweights. Insert swatches fabric such as brocade or trompe l’oeil. You could also go with tartan, plaids, polka dots, stripes, or something shimmery. The choices are virtually endless. (Some fabric stores give away fairy large swatches of very good quality for free or close to it—all you have to do is ask!)

A lovely old card can get a new life. Or try some of your favorite left over gift wrap.

Maybe you have a cherished black and white photo. Scan the picture onto imaging and photo paper instead of using the original photo.

Your kids make the best artists. If they will donate a picture to your decorating cause, great! Otherwise, head for that scanner again so you don’t have to ruin the original artwork.

Once you have your finished paperweights, place them strategically throughout your home office or living room. You can also give these as unusual gifts to relatives or friends. Have fun!

Here at ArtisticHomeowner.com, we know home interior decorating doesn't have to break your budget. Try this easy project for artistic home decor accents.

Lisa Herbik , author. Visit her website, http://artistichomeowner.com for more free home interior decorating ideas.

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