Paper Weight with Picture made from
a *Flat topped Candle Jar Lid Tutorial
*see ending note.
Remove the clear plastic seal from the lid.
This little project would make great personal gifts
to give for Mother's Day, Father's Day,
birthdays, and for Christmas!
Carefully situate the jar lid on top of your picture,
centering your subject(s) as best as possible.
Trace around the lid with a marker or pen.
I used a Ball mason jar seal as my "bottom."
You can write the date of the picture
and the person's name on it :)
With very little edge overlap, I did have to trim more
picture away in order to seal to the glass;
I did this by over turning the picture and with
the end of my scissors, rub around the
rubber seal, making an indention.
Trim around this indention to show the red seal.
(sorry, no pic of that step!)
Use an Elmers glue stick on the back of your picture
to hold it in place on the seal;
Carefully run a seam of hot glue
onto the red seal, and quickly set the glass lid on top;
press down gently and let set until cool.
Choose ribbon, jute or other trim to put
around the jar lid to hide the rim; dot with glue
and gently press in place.
If desired, tie a bow and your done!
* Things to keep in mind:
There will be imperfections in the glass lids.
For this picture project, I chose to use this flat top lid
because the rounded tops produce a distorted magnifying effect.
However, they would be great to fill with small items like
marbles, small sea shells, colored beads,
potpourri, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Have Fun Creating Your Candle Jar Lid Paper Weight!
If you make one, please link back to this post
so I can see your creation!
HAPPY FRIDAY, Y'ALL!
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