Pretty (and Strong) Paperweights

Hold down documents with a decorative, DIY paperweight.

DIY Paperweights

Brighten your desk with an assortment of spring flowers. The images seem suspended within the glass.


  • Pencil
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft glue (such as Elmer's) or Mod Podge
  • Clear glass paperweight (available at craft stores or photo



1. Place a plate or paperweight on a piece of patterned paper. (You can use more than one pattern.) Trace around plate with a pencil. Cut out circle.

2. Brush glue onto back of plate or paperweight.

3. Stick paper, pattern side down, to bottom of the plate or paperweight.