11 Ways to Use Mod Podge

Mod Podge is a must-have craft supply for all types of DIY crafters.  Available in a wide range of styles and finishes, Mod Podge can do everything from gluing down paper to adding a lovely finish to beads and jewelry.

If you love Mod Podge as much as I do, then you’re going to love this amazing collection of 11 Ways to Use Mod Podge.  With great suggestions on how to decoupage stools, tables, boxes, and jars, these projects will help teach you how to look at everything in your home in a new light.

Are you new to the art of Mod Podging?  Never fear!  We have a wonderful Mod Podge Basic Tutorial for you that wil give you the basics for working with Mod Podge.  This craft glue can help you do things you never thought were possible, and with a wide range of finishes to choose from, you’re bound to find a Mod Podge to suit your needs.

Once you’ve mastered our Mod Podge Basics Tutorial, check out the projects below for some great ideas on how you can use this glue.  The Upcycled End Table, for example, is a great project for beginners.  You can create a colorful table to match any decor scheme in your home and use up materials in your craft stash while you’re at it!

As an added bonus, we’re also giving you the opportunity to win a collection of Mod Podge supplies!  Scroll on down to the bottom of the post for more information on how you can win some Mod Podge of your own!

 

11 Ways to Use Mod Podge

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BONUS!  We’re giving away a little collection of Mod Podge supplies!  This Mod Podge Podgeable Collection has everything you need to help you create wonderful decoupaged jewelry, artwork, and much more.  You have until July 22nd to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway!  Good luck!

 

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3 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs: Switch It Up This Year

This post is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion.

 

Hey there, FaveCrafters! I’m happy to be back on the FaveCrafts Blog today to share a super quick Easter decor tutorial. I have three ways to create Easter eggs using supplies you probably already have in your craft studio.

 

Materials:

  • Paper Mache eggs
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Washi tapes in various colors
  • Scraps of patterned paper
  • Mason Jar
  • Paper shreds
  • Shimmer Mists
  • Hot glue gun

Washi Tape Egg


This first egg is the easiest. You grab your Washi Tape collection and just add small strips to the egg. Once totally covered cover it with Mod Podge to secure it for years  to come.

Glittered Egg


This one is pretty easy too, but I’m going with a new trend this time – GOLD! It has made a serious comeback in the fashion industry and paper crafting. I’m not usually a fan of gold, but seeing it mixed with color has turned me. Start by liberally covering your paper mache egg with Mod Podge. Next, pour some course glitter in a bowl and toss your egg in and roll it around. Let it dry completely before adding it to your decor. You could also go back over the egg with Mod Podge to secure the glitter, but it’s kind of messy so I left mine as is.

Decoupage Egg


Lastly, we have the artsy egg. I love decoupage art because you can play with layering. I grabbed some of  my spring scrap paper and tore it into little pieces. I also tore up a piece of vintage book paper. I then did the same step as the Washi Tape egg. I added Mod Podge first and then smoothed the paper pieces on and in the end went over the entire thing with Mod Podge to secure it all.

It only took me about 1 hr to make 12 different eggs and to get them into the jars. Visit my blog to learn how to make the jars.

More Great Easter Egg Decorating Ideas on FaveCrafts:

5 New Paper Crafting Ideas on Cool2Craft TV

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This week, the Cool2Craft design team is inviting you to check out 5 new paper crafting ideas! Join EcoHeidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor, Candace Jedrowicz, Savannah Starr and Lisa Fulmer for this week’s online episode.

EcoHeidi is crafting Vintage Aleene’s Crunched Tissue Flowers, Tiffany is creating Paper Decoupage Clay Pots, Candace is making Handmade Molded Paper Artwork, Savannah is crafting Shredded Paper Art and Lisa is making a Woven Papers Art Tray.

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com. Monday February 18, 2013 – 9 am Pacific/10 am Mountain/11 am Central/noon Eastern.

You can also check out all these cool project tutorials and videos at FaveCrafts.com!

 

FaveCrafts + Cool2Craft Giveaway: Aleene’s Decoupage Product Assortment

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about personalized projects. Decoupage can turn a plain surface into a colorful canvas. You can decoupage using paper, photos and so much more. Every decoupage-enthusiast knows that a quality decoupage glue and an equally well-made sealer is key to the perfect project. This month’s giveaway from Cool2Craft and FaveCrafts is perfect for anyone that loves to decoupage. With this Aleene’s Decoupage product assortment, you can create your own collages on everything from canvases to coasters!

There are three kind of Aleene’s Decoupage products – glossy, matter and glitter. The gloss finish is shiny while the matte finish is more refined and understated. For an added touch of fun, use the glitter sealer for added shine. Each of these finishes will help you seal your projects give them a professional look. Not only can you adhere paper with each of these products, you can also use them to seal your piece and create an overall look for your piece. Best of all, you can use these sealers on a variety of surfaces. Decoupage on wood, glass, ceramics and so much more – this product assortment will help you get the job done.

This glue is perfect for the whole family to use because it is acid-free and can be applied with a brush or fingertips. Let kids explore their creativity and create pieces that can be saved for generations. Decoupaged gifts are also a great option for the holiday season. Who doesn’t love a personalized piece they can display all year long?

The Aleene’s Decoupage product assortment includes three products – a 16 ounce glossy, a 16 ounce matte and an 8 ounce glitter finish. Try your hand at different types of projects and try something new! This is a great excuse to get started.

 
Enter to win an Aleene’s Decoupage Product Assortment now.
This giveaway ends August 31st.

 

Make Your Nest—17 Ideas for DIY Home Decor

Sometimes all you need to make a room feel like yours is to add a new piece or two. Ideas for DIY home décor will help you add unique style to any room in the house. With some craft materials, you can create your own accessories rather than resorting to manufactured, store-bought items. Make your nest a place you enjoy spending time in and showing off with these fun DIY home decor projects!

Pretty Pillow

Pillows can be quick and easy to make and they usually don’t use much material. For some cute ideas, check out 15 Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillows and 32 Pillow Making Crafts. I absolutely love this Anthropologie inspired Orimono Pillow. It’s perfect for a multicolored room. However, if the idea of sewing a scares you away, DIY No Sew Pillows are just for you! The trick is to use fusion tape to make the seams.

Decoupage Crafts

With decoupage, your furniture woes can be solved. There’s no need to scour stores for the perfect shelf or table. Buy something simple or old and revamp it with your crafty skills. Decoupage is an amazing solution for creating your own designs. Have fun with this inspiring table and storage projects!

End Table Upcycle
String of Circles Bookshelf for Plaid
Decoupage Dresser
Decoupage Storage Bin

Homemade Vases

You don’t need to flowers to put out vases. Use any vase as a table accessory to spruce up a room quickly and give it some character. Inspiration jars are easily made by using glass paint and stencils to brighten up old jars. And for even more color, check out the Circles of Color Vase. Use masking tape to mark off the design you want and paint with glossy colors.  Turn another vase into a work of by making this Decoupage Bud vase. Scrap book paper, ribbons, flowers, and some Mod Podge is all it takes! And for a project that’s more labor intensive (but very rewarding!) check out the Cottage Shore Pair project.

Creative Wall Art

There are so many options for your walls! DIY home décor projects will help you deck them out in your favorite styles. Paint those walls and add some interesting pieces for decoration. The best part is that you’re going to create that art!  Check out a great collection of projects in 19 Cool Wall Art and Décor Ideas. It will provide you with the inspiration you need to make your home look amazing! And view some of these other projects for more fun ideas:

Colorful Stencil Wall Art
Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board
Stenciled Embroidery Hoop-Art
Mosaic Wall

What DIY home decor projects do you like to make to add some style to your nest?

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter. Just go to our Project of the Day post and comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day.

Confessions of a Mod Podge Addict Part 2: Canvas Wall Art

Today’s Guest Post was written by Nichole Nelson.

Canvas is the latest and greatest in décor. Head to the hospital, and you’ll see canvas art hanging. It’s also found in office buildings and homes. I even saw some when I was on a date at Arby’s the other day (hey…it’s what the husband wanted for dinner!)

I love canvas art. There’s only one problem: It’s expensive. So, I decided to make my own. See how cute?

I think I’m in love. This project is super easy. The most expensive part is the canvas. Just watch for when the craft store runs it on sale … then stock up because it comes in really handy!

Materials:

  • Mod Podge
  • 12×12 Canvas
  • Paint
  • Scrapbook Paper

Total Cost: $30

  1. I started by painting the edges of the canvas brown.
  2. Then, dump some Mod Podge into the center of your canvas (you’ll need a good amount), spread it around and then put your scrapbook paper on it. Rub, rub, rub…and rub some more. Because canvas is so flexible, you’ll need to make sure to rub it all out. Here’s a tip: once you’ve got the paper down and rubbed out a bit, flip it over and rub from the inside of the canvas. It helps! I promise. Let it dry for a few minutes and then put a couple of top coats on.

Isn’t it cute with those iron rod accents? I’ve been looking for a way to use those for months and the canvas art was the perfect solution!

You can also hang them in a row and embellish them with ribbon or other accents. Or, even use stamps or vinyl lettering to put a word or phrase on each one. The possibilities are endless!

Happy crafting! Up next: a picture frame wall collage that I hope you LOVE as much as I do!

Nichole Nelson admits she’s a Mod Podge addict and craftaholic. She’s a self-proclaimed word nerd and writer for TopTenREVIEWS by day and an avid crafter by night. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting (obviously), reading and trying to help her sweet husband understand her love for all things crafty.

Confessions of a Mod Podge Addict Part 1: Decoupage Bulletin Board

Today’s Guest Post was written by Nichole Nelson.

I’ll admit it. I’m a craftaholic I went shopping with a girl friend a few weeks ago, and that’s when I realized I have a problem: I’m addicted to Mod Podge. Seriously, the stuff is amazing. If you haven’t used Mod Podge before, you are so missing out! How do I know that I’m addicted? Well, my friend pointed it out to me. We were looking for kitchen supplies and storage for her new apartment. She’d find something cool-looking and say “what about this?” and I would follow up by saying “Hey! We could Mod Podge that!” Yep. I’ve got a problem.

I go to work every day and write for a technology web site (TopTenREVIEWS), but at night my real ‘talent’ shines. I was recently married and so I’ve spent the past few months decorating my (our) new place. The house desperately needed a woman’s touch. So, after getting new carpet (the pink just had to go) and repainting (goodbye green walls) I started decorating.

My husband doesn’t understand my love for crafting, but he’s supportive. He tries to sit with me and understand my excitement over my new glue gun or the ribbon I just found or that really cute fabric that I just HAD to buy. The husband, well, he just doesn’t get it. The husband also dislikes spending money. He’s a saver. So, it secretly kills him when I head out to the craft store. Don’t worry, I don’t spend TOO much money. I am cheap. I’ll be the first to admit it. I don’t like spending hundreds of dollars for decorating – that’s probably why I’m a DIY crafter.

The other day I was walking through my house looking at how cute it is becoming (okay, okay…I was looking for an empty wall that I could create something for) and I realized nearly all of my decorations are created with Mod Podge. The crafts are all pretty cheap (less than $60) and I just HAVE to share them with you.
So, here’s a look at one (of seven I’ll be posting) fun craft projects you can make to spice up your home décor…oh, and it helps you stay organized!

Isn’t this bulletin board cute? I made it for my little sister a few months ago. She was constantly taping things to the mirror or her walls, so I thought maybe a bulletin board would help. This was super easy and only took about 20 minutes. Here’s how to make your own:

Materials:

  • Mod Podge
  • Frame
  • Corkboard
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Scrapbook Paper (or fabric)


Total Cost: $20

  1. I bought four pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper. Measure your frame and cut the paper into strips (makes sure you take into account the side/edge of the frame when you measure).
  2. Once you’ve got your paper cut, cover part of the frame with Mod Podge and stick the paper down. It gets a little bit tricky when you have to fold the paper and wrap it around the edges, so just be patient. As always when working with Mod Podge, make sure you rub, rub, rub and get all the air bubbles out. Repeat until you’ve covered your whole frame.
  3. Let it dry for a couple minutes. (This is a great time to hurry and fold that load of laundry you’ve got calling your name.)
  4. Put a coat of Mod Podge on the top of the paper and let it dry. (Give it 5 or so minutes.) Repeat. I like to give it a couple coats, just to make sure.
  5. Once it’s completely dry, just take your ribbon and embellishments and decorate away.
  6. Now, you’ve just got to put the cork board in and find a place to hang it. Enjoy!

That’s just the beginning of our Mod Podge fun—check back soon to see a quick and easy way you can make your own canvas art…and it’s cheap too!

Nichole Nelson admits she’s a Mod Podge addict and craftaholic. She’s a self-proclaimed word nerd and writer for TopTenREVIEWS by day and an avid crafter by night. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting (obviously), reading and trying to help her sweet husband understand her love for all things crafty.

National Craft Month: Miscellaneous Crafts Link Love

As experts and enthusiasts of all things crafty, FaveCrafts decided to host a special National Craft Month blog series for all of our lovely readers. Check back for a new blog post every day featuring our favorite projects, new craft videos, how-to’s from the FaveCrafts editors, and a GIGANTIC, ENORMOUS, AMAZING craft giveaway at the end of the month. That’s right–we’re giving away the biggest prize ever, a gift basket chock full of crafting goodies from our craft closet. There’s something for everyone in this gift basket.

Leave a comment below, and on any blog post labeled “National Craft Month” in the headline, and your comment will count as an entry into the giveaway. You are free to comment as often as once per blog post (for a total of 31 chances to win!). At the end of the month, we’ll pool all of the comments together and pick one lucky winner.

So far we’ve covered knitting, crocheting, sewing, home decor and jewelry for you… Now it’s time to see what else is out there in the craft world!  We’ve gathered the “best of the rest” for you, so check out the projects below and let us know what you think!  Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in our giveaway for an amazing gift basket.

  1. No Sew Pencil Case from Frugal Family Fun Blog
  2. Dessert Stand for a Holiday Party from Mod Podge Rocks
  3. Pixie Toadstool Birthday Cake from The Daily Mail
  4. Paper Flowers from Craftiness NOW
  5. Decoupage Candle Holders from CraftStylish
  6. An Easy & Inexpensive DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party Table from Sheek Shindigs
  7. Kids’ Grass Seed Egg Buddies from Busy Bee Kids Crafts
  8. Candy Play Dough from Babble
  9. DIY No Sew Headband from Nonpareil Magazine

Which of these projects are you most interested in making?