Making Colorful Garden Pebble Paperweights

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February 7, 2015

finished paperweightMaking inexpensive, yet handy gifts for Valentine's Day cannot be easier than with this craft. Turn an ordinary garden pebble into an extraordinary paperweight and be ready to wow your Valentine! The beauty of this craft is that there is no right or wrong. You don't even need to be arty to make this colorful gift.


Total Time: 30 minutes, excluding drying time

Yield: one paperweight


  • smooth white garden pebble
  • 1 0.6 inch wide red polymer clay rose
  • small piece of white felt
  • colored felt-tips pens
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • Plaid Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
  • paintbrush
  • clear-drying wood glue (such as Qualigrip)
  • pencil
  • standard scissors


  1. Wash the pebble and dry thoroughly before starting to decorate it.
  2. Use the pencil to draw free-hand rectangles on the top and sides of the pebble.
  3. clean pebble with pencil lines
  4. With the pencil, lightly draw some designs in some of the rectangles, such as hearts, spots, or flowers.
  5. Use the colored felt-tip pens to color the rectangles. Do not use the same colors in two adjacent rectangles. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  6. another view
    markers used to add shapes and color

  7. Use the silver pen to draw free-hand borders around the rectangles.
  8. silver pen used to add outline to rectangles
  9. Add detail to the designs with the silver pen and allow to dry.
  10. silver pen to add other detail
  11. Paint a thin layer of Dimensional Magic over the decorated part of the pebble and allow to dry thoroughly.
  12. Glue the polymer clay rose to one of the rectangles.
  13. Cut a piece of felt, glue it to the bottom of the pebble and voila!
  14. adding flower to finished project
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February 15, 20150 found this helpful
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I could use words such as 'nice', 'clever', 'creative', 'pretty', 'thoughtful', etc., to describe this paperweight. I'm going to go with a more feminine adjective. Sweet. That is really sweet! I'm sure the recipients will cherish these. Thumbs up.


(Great pics and instructions too)

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