Recently I was asked if I would like to try out some of the products in the Martha Stewart Crafts multi-surface craft system. Umm… yes, please! Since I’m a regular Michaels Craft Store
stalker shopper, I have long been a fan of the line. I didn’t realize though that you can also get these items from Plaid’s online store which was great to find out for those times when something might be sold out or I just can’t make it in to the store. Well, you can imagine my delight when a box of goodies arrived at my door. Inside was a plethora of glass paints, brushes, découpage glues, stencils, embellishments and more! It was Christmas morning for my craft-loving heart!!
But what immediately inspired me was the beautiful collection of découpage lace accents. swoon… I was enjoying just gazing at it so much I decided that a project that would enhance the viewing of the beautiful lace would be perfect! A couple of years ago I got obsessed with making paper weights and have made quite a few and it hit me: wouldn’t a lace paper weight be perfect?! I can enjoy the beautiful lace all-day long, right here on my desk! YAY! I knew the lace would need something behind it to really show off the beauty and well, you know how much I love burlap right? I mean, you’ve seen my ruffled burlap tablecloth, haven’t you?! Well, it turns out that burlap and lace are positively perfect paired together! Here’s how I made mine:
:: SUPPLIES ::
Martha Stewart Crafts Découpage Lace Accents set
Martha Stewart Crafts Découpage glue (I used the Matte)
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Metallic Trims (I picked a piece in Gold)
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush Set
Parchment paper (small square)
Glass Paper Weight (you can find these online, just search “Glass Paperweight Kit”)
:: STEP ONE ::
To begin, place your paperweight on your cardstock and and trace the circle with a pencil. Repeat two times with the felt and once with the burlap . Using scissors, cut out the circles. Because the burlap has a loose weave, I cut two circles of the felt and layered them as you see in the photo above. The bottom layer is the finished layered of the project. The cardstock layer acts as a bit of a “support” to the felt since it’s so soft and flexible. The next layer of felt is there simply because I didn’t want the white cardstock peeking through the burlap. You could skip this layer if you used a colored cardstock.
:: STEP TWO ::
Now that your main circles are cut you need to lay your lace over the burlap and trim it to cover the area.
:: STEP THREE ::
Now it’s time to paste them all together. Using your brush, dip it into the découpage glue and brush a thin (but not too thin) layer of glue onto the cardstock. Pres the felt onto the cardstock. Turn the cardstock over and repeat adhering the felt to both sides. Next Brush the découpage glue onto one side of the felt and press the burlap onto it. Finally, brush the découpage glue onto the back of the lace and press it onto the burlap. Place a small piece of parchment paper on top of the lace and then place the glass paperweight or something else heavy on top and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes, allowing the glue to dry.
Once things are fairly well set in place, remove the parchment paper and run a thin bead of hot glue around the edge and place the glass paperweight directly onto the lace/burlap circle (be sure the inside of the glass is clean – you won’t have access to it again after this step!). Finally, run another thin bead of hot glue around the raw, exposed SIDE of the felt/cardstock/felt and wrap with a piece of the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Metallic Trim to hide the edge and give your paperweight a finished look!
And there you have it! A burlap & lace paperweight that is totally gift-worthy yet hard to part with! I hope you like it. What would you make with beautiful lace and gold trim like this? I’d love to know!! I’m still playing with all my loot… There are just so many possibilities with the wonderful craft paint, glass paint, decoupage and jewelry that are included in the Martha Stewart Crafts multi-surface craft system! For even more inspiration you can follow Martha Stewart Crafts on Facebook, Pinterest, and their email newsletter.
Please note: I was compensated for this post however the opinions are my very own honest thoughts about the products.
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