"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cute Office Accessories

  After all that hard work redecorating and re organizing the office I had to accessorize it.  In this post I will show you how to make your own paper weights, pin tacks and fancy paper clips.

  What you need:
1.  Scrapbook paper of your choice.
2.  Large and small clear flat glass marbles
3.  Mod podge
4.  Thumb tacks
5.  Paper clips
6.  E6000 glue
7.  Sponge paint brush
  Paper Weights:

  1. Take your large clear glass flat marble and make sure its clean.  Then put it on your paper and trace it.
  2.  Cut out the piece of paper and put a thin layer of mod podge on the printed, or side you will see thru the glass.
    3.  Place the paper mod podge side up to the bottom flat piece of the marble.  Smooth it out with your finger.  Once it's in place paint a thin layer of mod podge on the bottom.  Place it upside down to dry.
  Now you have some cute paper weights.

Paper Clips:

  This was very easy.  I found these epoxy pictured gems at Michaels on clearance and at first I didn't know what I wanted to do with them but for .68 I couldn't go wrong.  They were actually meant to be used to make jewelry pieces but I thought they would be cute to glue to paper clips.  You could really use anything that you would like to see on a paper clip.
  I used gem tack glue at first but the E6000 would be better.  Just place some glue on the back of your decorative piece and apply the top of the paper clip and let it dry.  With E6000 you have to allow it to dry for about 24 hours but it won't come off after that.

Bulletin Board Thumb Tacks:

1.  Take the same steps to the paper weights to apply the paper to the back of the small flat marbles.  But with these they are not so uniform so you will want to trace each marble and keep the piece of paper with the marble.

The paper mod podged on the marble
2.  After you let the mod podge dry (about 10 mins) apply a small dot of E6000.  Then press your tack into the glue.

3.  Let them dry upside down for 24 hours.  You might be able to get away with 12 hours because it's a small amount of glue.

Proudly on display!

See how you can see the image thru the marble?
  I bought my marbles at Michaels and Craft Warehouse.  The small marbles are the same ones you can find by the vases and candles.  Honestly even if you didn't want to mess with the mod podge you could just glue the tack onto whatever color of marble you wanted.  The large flat marbles I only found in clear but they are meant to make paper weights.  Hope you guys liked this post and try this out.

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