With Father’s Day coming up, I’m going to try to show you a few projects that are appropriate for guys. Because manly men can decoupage, too! Nothing says “I’m a crafty tough guy” more to me than camouflage. If you need a great gift idea for the dude in your life, this definitely fits the bill. Here’s how Walter made this DIY organizer.
So, I have been on lookout for a nicely constructed organizer, and during my quest I have found that many are made mostly of chipboard. What? And you want how much for it? LOL! I found a nicely constructed organizer made of wood at a yard sale. I just knew with Mod Podge that I could transform this baby into something functional. I really LOVE (some) camouflage, like the pattern that I chose.
Here is how I made this camouflage organizer. It’s really easy.
- Camouflage patterned papers
- Any Mod Podge formula (I used Gloss)
- Mod Podge tool set
- X-Acto knife
Depending on how rough the condition of your organizer is, you may have to prepare it. If you do, complete that step first (sanding and painting) and let dry. Then use Mod Podge to decoupage the paper to the whole piece and let it dry for at least 15 – 20 minutes. Cut off excess with an X-Acto knife. Then, I slightly sanded the edges for a more rugged look . . .
I used a make-up wedge to apply FolkArt paint to the perimeter of the organizer. Seal with satin polycrylic.
Project Completed! Very pleased with the outcome.
Now I have a place to store my important notebooks and latest magazines. This would make a nice Father’s Day gift; won’t you give it a try?