I love the holidays! I love the idea of looking forward to something to break up the year, especially now that we have kids. All of a sudden, everything has new meaning to us. This year, we get to celebrate halloweenwith the kids. We get to dress them up in cute little costumes and take them trick or treating. I can’t wait! Our house isn’t always super festive during this time of year. Although I enjoy it to some degree, I don’t go all out with decor. I decided to add the basics: pumpkins (it’s a must – especially when our kids are old enough to help carve or paint them!) and little accents throughout our home decor.

I wanted to create some really simple halloween glass paperweights! This is something I love in the home! They are great on their own atop some coffee table books or even grouped together in a fun bowl. They are always a fun element – no matter how big or small!

Required Materials

  • Glass chips
  • Fun paper (you can do this anytime of year, but I chose a great vintage halloween print)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Mod Podge or glue
  • Paint brush

Take your pencil and trace your glass chip over the area of the print you want cut out. Cut out your circles. Turn the chips so the flat surface is facing upward. Put a good coat of glue on the bottom and place your cut out image onto the glued surface. You want the main image to go down first – this will be magnified when you flip your chip over. Put another layer of glue over the backside of the image and let dry completely before flipping the glass chip over. Repeat with the remaining chips.

This is a really simple process! It’s a great little craft you could do if you have a lot of scrap paper hanging around that you just love but don’t know what to do with. You could even use your favorite fabric if you want. Just leave extra time for the fabric to dry! You can also use these paperweights as magnets, brooches or anything your imagination can come up with! They are truly versitile!

Hope you enjoyed this little weekend project! What do you think of this festive DIY?

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