DIY: Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Faux Desk Blotter


Hey There!

We did this fun project yesterday in the shop and now you can too! We have a glass desk in our office and Rebecca our designer decided it needed a little pick-me-up. She had the great idea to make a faux desk blotter to frame her keyboard and mouse. Here is what she did.

First she removed the glass from the top of the work surface and cleaned it on both sides. We have this fabulous gift wrap wall that is filled with so many different lovely sheets of paper. She chose a sheet of black and white Rifle Paper Co. from here. She then laid the glass on top of the gift wrap.

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She used one of these window/chalkboard/mirror/ceramics markers made by   Zig Posterman. We use them to decorate the windows here in the shop and to do chalkboard signs. They’re great because they only come off with cleaner. You can pick these up at your local craft store.


Then started to loosely trace the gift wrap pattern onto the glass.



She opted to only trace a frame, but you could trace the whole thing if you wanted to. Let it dry!

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Take an obligatory framed photo with it. (This is Lisa). Place it back on the desk with the paint side down.


Then voila! A faux desk blotter!

If you have a solid desk you could pick up a sheet of glass or acrylic and layer it on top. This method would work great on a coffee table too!

Happy Crafting!

The Duly Noted Team



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