Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Birds Under Glass

I was stuck at home recently with a repairman...
I decided to do another quick decoupage project.
It's a vintage glass paperweight 
and I applied a bit of a pretty birds nest napkin to the underside of it.

I stole the idea from my friend Kim, who made one for me a few years ago. 
Here's the one she made for me.

I had picked up this glass paperweight at the flea market for a few bucks.

I like the detail on the bottom edge.

I cleaned it up and got busy.

Here's the napkin before I operated on it.

I set the paperweight over the section of the napkin I liked and traced around it.

Then I cut it out and peeled off a ply of the napkin.

I brushed a coat of Mod Podge onto the under side of the paperweight.
Then I applied the cutout section of the napkin to it, 
right side facing up, 

carefully smoothing out any bubbles and trimming off any excess napkin.

Those white wrinkles and spots will dry clear and not show.

Then I applied another coat of Mod Podge to the napkin and let it dry.

 I cut a small piece of fleece from my scrap pile 

and glued that to the bottom with some more Mod Podge.

It's so pretty and springy.
I love how it turned out.
You and also use this technique on glass plates and jars.
I have a glass jar.  And more napkins.
See you later!

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

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  1. What a beautiful project! I will have to be on the lookout for a paperweight so I can try to make one myself.

  2. Very nice . . . gives me some ideas . . .
    What did the repairman think of It?


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