DIY Diamond Plaster Paperweight

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!If there’s one thing I know we could all use more of at work (aside from extra vacation days) it’s color! These DIY plaster paperweights are beyond easy to make and the perfect way to make the work on your desk look a bit brighter. Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Materials: plaster, silicon mold, spray paint, plastic cup + spoon

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!If you’ve never worked with plaster before, don’t feel intimidated! All you’re really doing is mixing and pouring. I chose to make my paperweights diamond shaped, but really you can use any mold as long as it’s silicon.

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!In a plastic cup, mix plaster with water (two parts plaster with one part water). The box says to use a one to one ration, but I found that to be too watery. You will want the plaster to be thick, but not too thick that it doesn’t pour of the cup. You may have to experiment a bit before nailing the exact measurement. I recommend testing with one diamond until you get the plaster in the perfect workable state.

To reduce air bubbles, it helps to fill the mold half way and let sit for about 30 seconds before filling to the top. Let plaster harden in the mold for about 30 minutes. Pop out and let harden overnight.

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!Once completely hardened, spray paint with the color of your choice and you’re done!

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!Add these guys to your desk or even to a shelf for decoration. They’re great clustered together or even just on their own!

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!

Add some color to your desk with these diy diamond plaster paperweights!

  • Brittni Mehlhoff

    Super cute Rachel. Love the colors you selected too!

    • Thank you so much Brittni! It was so hard to choose, so I just went with them all, ha!

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    I loveeeeeeeee this

  • Kara | A Kailo Chic Life

    Love this so, so much!

  • Mia

    I LOVE these!!! And all the heart eyes for your blog!