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
And even a Bed Spread
I decided it was time to
(some of it anyway)
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!
How did I do it?
I purchased some paperweights from my craft store's clearance bin
replaced their paper backing with my embroidered pieces
(which had been mounted onto acid free mat board)
Simple as that!
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 DianaReplyDelete
absolutely dear and darling!ReplyDelete
I love this idea. It's such a nice way to show off the embroidered pieces, rather than just have them tucked away.ReplyDelete
I love your idea! They will make great gifts, for sure.
Now this really interests me. I have manyReplyDelete
old vintage embroidery pieces and this may
be the answer. What nice gifts they would
thanks so much for sharing
So fabulous! I love it and would do this in a heartbeat!ReplyDelete
They are so beautiful! What a great idea. I'm pinning this.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
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!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy visiting you. You have the greatests posts.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!
What a perfect way to repurpose napkins and embroidered things! And they become even prettier!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining in this week!
Fabulous idea! I bet you could sell those!ReplyDelete
Great idea--they look fantastic! Definitely Etsy-worthy :-)ReplyDelete
Oh my! How lovely and the precious handiwork is preserved forever.ReplyDelete
What beautiful paperweights.
I love your blog.
Bear Hugs from a new follower,
I can imagine that lots of bloggers will be making paper weights. Very clever idea.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great idea. I love paperweights and these are lovely.ReplyDelete
what a neat way of capturing something so precious.ReplyDelete
- The Tablescaper
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 :-)ReplyDelete
What an adorable idea! MimiReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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,ReplyDelete
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.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you so much for linking up at the Wildly Original link party!
See you at the party tonight,
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!