Geometric paper weight
It’s been a few weeks since I had wrist surgery, so my entry back into crafting is going to be a little slow. This craft is quick and easy and doesn’t require too much heavy lifting. :)
A few months back I saw these paper weight kits online and thought they would be an easy way to customize my desk. The possibilities are virtually endless on what design you can choose for the background. For this one I chose a simple geometric pattern.
- Template (PDF)
- Round Paperweight Kit
- Scissors (or x-acto knife)
- Glue stick
- Gold self-adhesive glitter sheet
- Glass cleaner
- Paper towel
- White paper (not pictured)
Print out the template PDF on some white paper. Using your scissors, trim out the template circle. This doesn’t need to be perfect, you will end up trimming off the extra later.
Trim out a few triangles from gold glitter adhesive paper using the triangle piece on the template as a guide. I cut out approximately 8 triangles.
Remove the backing on the triangles, and place on the template in a random pattern.
Take the cardboard piece from the paperweight kit and apply glue to one side. Place the glued side down onto the backside of the template.
Using scissors or an x-acto knife, trim away the excess template.
Spray some glass cleaner on the glass paper weight and thoroughly clean.
Center the template/cardboard piece on the bottom side of the paper weight.
Remove the backing on the bottom pad and carefully center it on the glass. Press the edges down firmly to stick.
Now you are ready to organized your papers on your desk with a new beautiful weight!