Quick Crafts: DIY sparkly paper weights

Sparkly Paper Weight from kraftmint.comChristmas will be here in just two weeks and I’m putting together a few stationery kits to give to my kid’s teachers as Christmas presents. So far I’ve designed a set of paper weights, inspired from my “feathered cubes” craft from a few weeks ago. Please view my tutorial below.


Sparkly Paper Weights from kraftmint.com

  1. Punch 1 sheet of silver card stock paper with a cloud puncher and a 1/2 inch circle puncher. I also used white paper and black sparkly paper to try different layouts but ended up using only the silver paper.

Sparkly Paper Weights from kraftmint.com

  1. Start taping your wood block with sparkly tape until the entire block is covered as shown above. You will use a total of 4 wood blocks and 2 rolls of sparkly tape to cover all 4 blocks.

Sparkly Paper Weight from kraftmint.com

  1. You can play with the different shapes you’ve cut out and try different layouts. My favorite was the cloud punch and I used this on 2 of the cubes. Please take a look below to view all 4 blocks put together.

Sparkly Paper Weights from kraftmint.com

The stationery below will be part of the kit and I’ll probably add cute pens and a gift card!

Sparkly Paper Weights and Stationery from kraftmint.com

List of materials I used:

  • Wood blocks from Ben Franklin craft store
  • Sparkly tape from Amazon
  • Cloud punch from Amazon
  • 1/2 inch circle punch from Impress
  • Heart punch from Impress
  • Various kind of papers sold at Ben Franklin at the “specialty” paper section
  • A Xyron sticker maker for all the cutouts

Sparkly paper weights from kraftmint.com

Thank you for reading! As always, your comments make my day!

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  1. 2013/10/03 / 7:05 pm

    Oh my word! What a cute project! —- and, I’m so motivated by this post… I’ve been toying with the idea of working on Christmas, but the procrastinator in me has put it off…. I’m in it to win it, now… haha! Thanks so much for linking up at Tips & Tricks and for the fabulous inspiration! I’m off to share it on Facebook, now!

    • 2013/10/05 / 7:44 pm

      Hello! Thank for visiting my kraft&mint! I’m delighted to hear you are motivated to do this :0) Cheers! ;)

  2. 2013/12/07 / 11:31 pm

    These are so pretty! I love the clouds and the sparkles!

  3. abbylynnlawson
    2013/12/20 / 12:37 pm

    Girl, you had me at sparkly! I love anything that shimmers, and these are stunning! Great gift idea, too! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday at 7 pm EST to link up any of your favorite projects! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  4. 2013/12/22 / 8:23 am

    Ursula, I love your teacher gift! It’s adorable and not the typical red, blue and yellow crayons! I am featuring it on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking up with us and I hope you’ll link up your “all star” projects with us tonight!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    • 2013/12/22 / 11:19 am

      Hello Mandy, thank you for featuring my post on your blog today! Giddy :) I would love to share more projects tonight too! Yay!

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