Hello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It's Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I'm thrilled to be here today sharing a Mod Podge Outdoor tabletop tutorial with you all using (of course) decoupage medium! As you'll see in the following images, I had a small outdoor table in desperate need of a makeover. To the rescue? A gorgeous piece of wrapping paper and Mod Podge Outdoor. Let's get started!
Mod Podge Outdoor Tabletop
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Outdoor
- wooden table top
- scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
- foam brush
A note about Outdoor Mod Podge: As Amy explains in her FAQ page, Outdoor Mod Podge is very durable and water-resistant, but not completely waterproof. If you want to make your project waterproof, She recommends using a clear, outdoor (or Enamel) acrylic sealer when your project is complete.
Step 1: Here's my “before” image . . . basically, we found the iron frame at a thrift shop. I spray painted it (if you know me at all, that's no surprise!), and had my husband cut a piece of wood to fit.
The first thing I did was take my wooden top and coat it with Mod Podge Outdoor. I took my piece of wrapping paper (found at my local Papyrus store-isn't it lovely?), and lay it across the top, smoothing it out with a credit card to make sure there were no air bubbles. Flip it over on a flat surface, and fold up the two ends and Mod Podge them down to the wood.
Step 2: This is a bit tricky to explain, and I wasn't even sure how I was going to handle the edges before I started. Basically, I just folded each corner like I would wrap a gift, and Mod Podged it all in place.
Step 3: Once completely dry, seal it with 3 coats of Mod Podge. I normally only do two coats, but really wanted this to be well sealed! After that was dry, I used a clear sealer by Minwax to waterproof it.
So what do you think of my Mod Podge Outdoor tabletop?! Personally, I love how this turned out, and the turquoise and navy glittery wrapping paper adds some much-needed fun and sparkle to my back porch.