The kids and I attended a family oriented Vacation Bible School by our house this Summer. When I say family oriented I mean the whole family adults all the way to the babies have classes setup. I love it!
I’m not the crafty type of person so any time I get the chance to be taught a craft or DIY project I am eager to watch and do my best on whatever it is.
At Vacation Bible School we learned to make DIY paperweights. Some of the paperweights we made were later turned into coasters. We had a blast making them and I can’t wait to come up with different things to put on them.
These are fun little tiles that can be made into great gifts or keepsake memory items.
Here’s our little project, hope you like it 🙂
Fun Craft DIY Paperweights
Square tile- (can be picked up in the bath isles at a hardware store)
Felt- (any color you prefer, we used white since it’s what we had on hand) cut felt pieces into squares, exact size of tile
Mod Podge Gloss
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
A piece of copy paper with a saying, quote, picture or anything you would like printed on it. You want the paper to be thin enough so it will easily adhere to your tile. Cut paper a little smaller than tile (you want room around paper on all 4 sides when it’s placed on tile).
Let’s Make This:
Place tile upside down (flat side/nice side down). Go around edges of tile and a little in the middle with foam glue.
Once you feel you have enough glue on tile place previously cut felt square on glue. Press gently so glue doesn’t bleed through too much.
Turn tile over, place on paper or newspaper. This will be your work area. If glue has bled through the felt it may start to stick to the paper. Move it around once in a while just in case.
Put a good amount of mod podge gloss on a paper plate (you can always add more). With foam brush “paint” a thin coat on the nice/flat side of tile.
Immediately place the paper you have made to be your decoration (printed saying, scripture, picture, quote etc) on to the tile with the mod podge gloss on it.
Try and press gently avoiding making any bubbles or wrinkles in the paper.
On top of your paper that is now on the tile “paint” a light coat of mod podge gloss over the printed paper. Let sit for 15 minutes
Paint one more coat of mod podge gloss on top of your printed paper. It should be pretty well stuck by now. Let sit for at least one hour
Spray a very light coat of the mod podge clear acrylic sealer on top of your tile and picture. Let sit overnight.
Your project is now ready to be used and enjoyed. These can be made and used for anything you feel like creating. If you decide to turn these in to coaster all you need to do is add little rubber “feet” on each corner.
There are no limits and I really think it’s something that you can use to inspire others with something touching written or typed on top of it.
Just a hint, remember whatever you print up to place on top of the tile can possibly run a little bit due to the ink and the mod podge gloss being applied on top of it. If you start out with the ink on your paper fully dried you should be ok!
Have fun and be as creative as you’d like 🙂
I’m thinking of putting pictures of the kids on them and giving them as Valentines and Easter gifts. What do you think?
Do you have a saying, quote, scripture or picture you want to make a fun craft paperweight with? Got someone in mind you want to make one or several for?
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I originally shared a portion of this post with the readers over at Sew Crafty Angel
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