Dandelions are a ubiquitous symbol of summer. The flowers start popping up in parks and on lawns as soon as the weather starts heating up in the spring, and they hang around through the summer and into early fall. Now you can carry the memory of summer with you year-round, with dandelion paperweights that are easy to make—and even easier to purchase.

The company Dandelion Paperweights makes custom paperweights out of real dandelions, picking the weeds just before they disperse and capturing them in resin. The resin magnifies the dandelion, so the details of the flower stand out. The paperweights can be purchased from the company website, and cost about $80. 

And, for arts and crafts lovers, they have released a nifty instructional video explaining how to make the paperweights on your own. As it turns out, the process is surprisingly simple, though you'll have to wait until the weather gets a little warmer to try it out. All it takes is a dandelion, some resin, and a vending machine capsule to create a unique paperweight. Check it out above.

[h/t: Boing Boing]

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