Mod Podged outdoor tabletop

Mod Podged outdoor tabletopHello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial with you all using one of my favorite crafting project-Mod Podge! 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
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.

mod podged tableStep 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.

mod podged tableThe 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.

mod podged tableStep 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.

mod podged tableStep 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.

mod podged tableSo what do you think?! 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.

Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!

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    • Christy says

      Hi. I am new to MP. I made coasters for gifts and used outdoor MP, but it feels tacky weeks after letting it dry! Am I doing something wrong? What should I do to finish these coasters and make them waterproof? Can I spray them with a clear protectant? Will that fix the tacky feeling? Thank you for your help!!!


  1. says

    I love the blue color! Did you also mod podge or seal the bottom?
    (My previous reply didn’t get posted, I’m not sure why – are the comments moderated or is there an automatic filter?)