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Beautiful paperweights made from beach stones.
Sometimes the best DIYs are born from problems I encounter in the design studio while I’m flinging fabric scraps at 3AM. Here’s one project that was born when I was struggling to weigh down the corners of my pattern paper, while drafting patterns for Bombay Mermaid.

I found a few lovely, smooth-surfaced rocks while strolling in the East Village and applied some puff paint in (an attempted) henna motif. The blue glitter didn’t really deliver, but I love the other two! Check out the simple process.

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  • How to make a paperweight. Henna Inspired Paper Weights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wash the rocks you want to paint. Be sure they're heavy enough for their final use.

  • How to make a paperweight. Henna Inspired Paper Weights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Shake up some puff or glitter paint (fine tip applicators are a must).

  • How to make a paperweight. Henna Inspired Paper Weights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Begin in the center of each rock, and draw your motif slowly and carefully. Need some inspiration? Research henna designs on Pinterest.

  • How to make a paperweight. Henna Inspired Paper Weights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let dry 2-3 hours to ensure they won't smudge, and then they'll be ready to use as paperweights (or simply as decor).

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