Weighty issues: Valentine’s gifts

22 Jan

No jibber jabber from me today, just a few pictures.

I revisited the paperweights I made for Christmas and used Valentine’s Day images to create some nice, weighty, non-cheesy Valentine’s Day presents.

For a detailed step-by-step for making these (and a lot more jibber jabber), see my post on how to make your own paperweights. Today, I’m just sharing a few more options for images to put inside…

Heart paperweights

Give your loved one your heart this year. Captured and encased in a glass dome paperweight, ha ha…

Two different options here. I can’t quite decide which one I prefer at the moment.

Both images were from the Graphics Fairy blog: black and white heart and colourful heart.

heart paperweight DIY

From aorta to vena cava, I love you with all my heart.

valentines heart paperweight DIY

Another heart, this one with colours. Which is nicer d’you reckon?


A relief from business

This image really made me smile: a little Bob Cratchit type man, sitting and reading a Valentine’s letter instead of a financial report (or, at least, that’s what I imagine he normally reads).  Image found from Clip Art Etc: Valentine’s day.

Make your own Valentine's paperweights

“Quite a relief from business” indeed


Map paperweight

Finally, I think this is my favourite (and most romantic) idea: a paperweight with a significant location displayed. You could use the place you first met, went on your first date, got married etc.

I used a vintage London map here, but you could always just use an ordnance survey map, or whatever’s easier to lay your hands on.

map paperweight DIY

Wouldn’t it be romantic if your first date was a long walk along the South Bank and you gave this paperweight of that location? (Sadly, not where my first date was, so for me it’s just a nice image…)

And just because I particularly like this idea, here’s the side view as well. Graphic for this found on the Graphics Fairy blog: vintage London map.

Map paperweight from Wolves in London blog

Yup, I really am showing you a second photo just so you can see this from the side. Lucky you, eh?

So, tell me, what would you put inside a paperweight for your Valentine?

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Katie’s Nesting Spot, Creative Juice at Momnivore’s Dilemma, Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Creek Cottage, Glued to my Crafts, Serenity Now.

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4 Responses to “Weighty issues: Valentine’s gifts”

  1. First Night Design Cards & Gifts January 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Great use of Karen’s graphics!

  2. lorijohnston836656258 January 31, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Hi. I’m coming to you from the link party at Katie’s Nesting Spot ~ you are right in front of my posted link. I really like the Relief from Business and Map paperweights, but find those two top heart ones creepy, which is funny, because I’m a nurse. :) I spent some time looking around your blog and I really like it. I’ll check back again. Have a lovely day.

    • Wolves in London January 31, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Ha ha ha, I guess they are a bit creepy in a way! I quite like that they’re all anatomically correct hearts though, but then my partner’s very into all things sciencey, so maybe these are just good for him!

      Thanks for your nice comments about my blog as well, that’s lovely to hear.

  3. craftsonsea February 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness these rule! How have I not seen this post until now?!? Have pinned it on the Tuesday Tutorials board and will pop it on another of mine and the BritMums valentines one tomorrow <3

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