Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dollar Store Personalized Paper Weight

I found myself wandering the isles of Dollar Tree because Mr.Perfect was at the AT&T store (I do not like the AT&T store. It's torture to me... like going to a car dealership.)

I saw this super tacky glass paperweight that looked like it had some potential.

The butterfly picture peeled off the back of the paperweight very easily.

I found a sweet picture of Trouble and my dad fishing. I thought it would look great in place of the butterfly.

The butterfly fit perfectly over the picture. I traced it and then cut it out.

A few clear mounting squares on the butterfly helped hold my picture in place.

Next I added a few more clear mounting squares to the front of the picture and attached the picture to the back of the paper weight.
A boy and his Papa fishing.
This will make a great Father's Day gift!
mommahenscoop

31 comments:

  1. great idea and i love the photo!!

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  2. What a great gift idea! Must remember that when I go to the Dollar Tree!

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  3. Very cute!
    www.srkindredspirits.blogspot.com

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  4. Sure I'll make one for a gift, but I'm going to make one for myself!! Fun idea!!

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  5. I love the dollar store. And I agree -- keep me out of the AT&T store! This is a neat idea; I'll have to try it.

    New GFC from Skip the Housework.

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  6. Wow - I love that - Father's Day is just around the corner and this is definitely something I can do! Thanks for the idea (: Come say hi: cannaryfamily.blogspot.com

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  7. That's a great gift! What a neat idea! good find. Your newest follower.

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  8. that would be great for fathers day. cute idea. I'm a new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  9. Great idea - and so simple too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. Congratulations, your personalized paper weight made this week's top hits @ singingwithbirds.com. Thanks for sharing such a terrific project!

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  11. Oh this would be a great project for my kids to do for Father's Day. My hubby could use it on his desk at work. Thanks for sharing and I love the photo!

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  12. Just beautiful! I would love for you to share this at my Fantastic Friday link party. http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the way you customized this! The possibilities are endless!

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  14. Very cute! I will have to see if I can find one of these at our dollar store. I found your link at the Penny Pinching Party and am visiting from http://scrappybaglady.blogspot.com/

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  15. Really cute!! I'll have to check the dollar store for that weight.

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  16. Just genius! I love dollar store craftiness! great job and thanks for sharing :)

    Alex
    http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

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  17. That is awesome. So sweet. I saw you at the DIY Showoff. I'm a new follower.

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  18. GREAT idea! Fantasic job!
    Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  19. What a fun idea. I love the price tag on a project like this...and such a great result for little owrk!!

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  20. What a great gift idea, always nice to have something personalised

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  21. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten! Congrats for being featured this week!! Love this idea!!

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  22. Super easy and you can customize it for anything. Thanks so much for linking up. Can't wait to see what you have for this week.

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  23. That is a GREAT gift for dad!!! Dad's love pics of their kiddos! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!! Hope you'll stop by on Monday to see if you are a giveaway winner, featured post, or BOTH! :)

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  24. Great idea! I'm feeling you on the AT&T store toture... what is it with that place?!

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  25. I love this personalized gift, and a useful item as well! Just goes to show you, you have to keep your eyes open wherever you go to shapes & customizing things for your use. It doesn't have to cost a lot. Thanks for this post.

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