Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paperweights

If you love old embroidered pieces as much as I do, 
you'll understand how difficult it is to let them go.

With a box full of old
Table Cloths
Aprons
Napkins
And even a Bed Spread
I decided it was time to
RePurpose.
(some of it anyway)

So
I made Paperweights


Yes, I finally broke down and actually cut some of them up!  
It was a little bit hard for me at first, but I'm over it now.


They were fun to make, and at least the old embroidery is 
Out Of The Box!

":o)

How did I do it?

I purchased some paperweights from my craft store's clearance bin
and 
replaced their paper backing with my embroidered pieces 
(which had been mounted onto acid free mat board) 

Simple as that!  
 

23 comments:

  1. Oh - You are SO brave to cut into the old pieces. I would have a hard time doing that-but I love the way your paperweights turned out. xo Diana

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  2. I love this idea. It's such a nice way to show off the embroidered pieces, rather than just have them tucked away.
    Regards,
    Suzanne

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  3. Geneva
    I love your idea! They will make great gifts, for sure.

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  4. Now this really interests me. I have many
    old vintage embroidery pieces and this may
    be the answer. What nice gifts they would
    make.
    thanks so much for sharing
    Sandy

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  5. So fabulous! I love it and would do this in a heartbeat!

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  6. They are so beautiful! What a great idea. I'm pinning this.

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  7. Oh Genea, what a very, very smart idea. You should sell these! I am always trying to figure out what to do with those pieces that are tattered and torn and you can't use as dish towels. This was just a fabulous idea!
    I always enjoy visiting you. You have the greatests posts.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!
    Sherry

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  8. What a perfect way to repurpose napkins and embroidered things! And they become even prettier!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. Fabulous idea! I bet you could sell those!

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  10. Great idea--they look fantastic! Definitely Etsy-worthy :-)

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  11. Oh my! How lovely and the precious handiwork is preserved forever.
    So pretty.

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  12. Hi Geneva,

    What beautiful paperweights.
    I love your blog.

    Bear Hugs from a new follower,
    Carolyn

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  13. I can imagine that lots of bloggers will be making paper weights. Very clever idea.
    Balisha

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  14. Great idea and you carried it out very well. However, I just could not cut mine up. I have soooooooooo much, and do not know why I think I should keep them.

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  15. Great idea. I love paperweights and these are lovely.

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  16. what a neat way of capturing something so precious.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. These are really pretty - I love that you repurposed something special to you. I am now following your blog from MHC and look forward to reading more :-)

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  18. Cute idea Geneva. I know it's hard to cut up old linens but seriously, we can only use so many. You will enjoy the paper weights just as much. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. I think that's a perfect way to retain their beauty - I have a few pieces of clothing and fabric that I had been wanting to make something of - these would make wonderful heirlooms too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  20. You are a STAR today over at I Gotta Create! I'm featuring you and your fabulous paperweight. http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2013/02/12-funky-and-elegant-projects.html

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Wildly Original link party!

    See you at the party tonight,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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