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Maybe it was one too many post-brunch strolls into John Derian but decoupage just seemed like something we should be doing. Evie created three custom illustrations for gorgeous nebula and crystal inspired watercolors. It’s a bit futuristic, very lush and a little hippie.

Hint: You’ll have enough Mod Podge left to decoupage your entire desk if you’re feeling adventurous. We’ll show you more ideas throughout the month.

Tools

  • 4oz matte mod podge
  • scissors
  • foam brush
  • pencil or pen
  • an old cork (or your fingers)
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Gather your tools and materials. You'll need a pair of scissors and a pencil. If you'd like, you can grab a wine cork as well.

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Determine which part of the print you'd like to use. Place the felt circle over that spot and trace around it. You can use the illustration printed but there are also two other options if you want to switch it up. You can find the other two images here

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Cut out the circle following just inside your traced line. Carefully.

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With the bottom of the glass paperweight facing up (the bottom is the side with a small lip around the edge) add a squirt of Mod Podge to the center of the surface.

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Brush the Mod Podge evenly toward the edges. A thin even layer is what you're going for here.

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Place the paper printed side down onto the Mod Podge.

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Center it and press the paper firmly onto the glass paperweight.

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With a cork (or your fingers) work any air bubbles or creases out of the paper. Starting from the center out and working the cork around the edges to seal it. Let the Mod Podge dry completely. Approximately 15 - 30 minutes. This is a good time to rinse out your brush with water so you can re-use it later!

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Peel the paper backing off of the felt circle.

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Apply the felt backing, making sure it is lined up just inside the lip edge and press firmly to smooth out any wrinkles.

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Remember, it's not waterproof so do not immerse in water. A damp cloth or paper towel will work best to wipe it clean. That's it. The paperweight is ready for your desk!

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Each of the three illustrations Evie created for the January box are a nod to the bold prints we've been seeing on the runways.

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marykbarrett

over 5 years ago

I can't wait to get started. When does it arrive????

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

@Marykbarrett The January boxes shipped out today! Check the Shipments page to see your tracking information.

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nicosweetser

over 5 years ago

Obsessed with this project, I made mine and I adore it!

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kamala45

over 5 years ago

This was great! Want to make a bunch more :-)

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Katelyn

over 5 years ago

Where can I get more of the glass paperweights? I would love to make more of these.

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Gwen

over 5 years ago

I can tell this is going to be my favorite project this month! It's something I can see and admire on my desk every day!

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

We are so happy to hear everyone is loving this project. There are currently stacks of paperweights everywhere in our office as we couldn't resist making more either!
@Katelyn - try Behrenberg Glass - they stock a few great shapes and sizes!

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Rekhmina

over 5 years ago

Love this project. So quick, easy, and beautiful!

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as8283

over 5 years ago

This was a simple cute craft! Love it!

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whiperwhill50

over 5 years ago

This was my first craft from my first box loved it. Thanks!!!

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jgranger330

over 5 years ago

Great project - simple & beautiful!

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Mrsbostic

over 5 years ago

Cute! Really simple to make

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twinklebug118

over 5 years ago

My first For the Makers project. So simple and quite beautiful.

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abatubi

over 5 years ago

I didn't receive all of the three custom illustrations. I only received the middle dark blue wavy one. Is there a way I can get the other two illustrations?

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Dee

over 5 years ago

Such a great project. I think I'll decoupage some fun cutting boards for Christmas gifts.

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

@Abatubi We only sent one in the box but all three are available to download. The link for them is in the materials section. You can print as many as you'd like!