Mod Podge Rocks http://modpodgerocksblog.com Mod Podge Crafts and DIY Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:37:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 DIY cake stand from a thrift store tart plate http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/diy-cake-stand-from-a-thrift-store-tart-plate.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/diy-cake-stand-from-a-thrift-store-tart-plate.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:04:04 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41357 Hi! It’s David from Cheltenham Road. Running Cheltenham Road my own, small, handmade business has a lot of challenges and one of them is how to display my products at craft shows. I’m a big fan of cake stands in general (mostly when they have cake on them) and they are great for the shows... 

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Learn how to make a DIY cake stand from thrift store materials and basic hardware. You can also easily disassemble this one to store it!Hi! It’s David from Cheltenham Road.

Running Cheltenham Road my own, small, handmade business has a lot of challenges and one of them is how to display my products at craft shows.

I’m a big fan of cake stands in general (mostly when they have cake on them) and they are great for the shows but they are awkward to store so I’ve come up with a very easy, very inexpensive option for a cake stand that comes apart for easy storage. Happily it will work just as well as an actual cake stand!

To make this DIY cake stand, I started out with some simple items:Supplies-for-Modular-Cake-Stand-Cheltenham-Road-for-Mod-Podge-Rocks

  • A large tart pan from the thrift store
  • A $1.00 wood plaque from Michaels
  • Two 1/2″ plumbing flanges and one connector
  • Screws
  • Wrapping paper
  • Off White Spray Paint
  • E6000 Glue
  • Matte Mod Podge (not shown)
  • Hard Coat Mod Podge
  • Small piece of scrap wood
  • Tools:
  • Foam Brush
  • Sharp Craft Knife
  • Screwdriver
  • (Optional ) Electric Drill
  • Sandpaper

The whole project came together very quickly but there is a fair amount of waiting around for things to dry so I advise having snacks on hand!

I traced the outline of the bottom of the tart pan onto my wrapping paper:Cake-Stand-Project-Cheltenham-Road-for-Mod-Podge-Rocks-Trace and then used Matte Mod Podge to attach it smoothing out bubbles as I went. Once that had thoroughly dried I trimmed away any excess paper and sealed the whole thing it with three coats of the Hard Coat Mod Podge – sanding between coats to build up a nice, glossy finish.

While the Mod Podge dried I used the spray paint to coat the ring of the tart pan, the wood plaque and the piece of scrap wood.

Once all that had dried (see what I mean about drying time) I attached the flanges.  One went on the top of the wood plaque:DIY-Cake-Stand-Tutorial-Cheltenham-Road-for-Mod-Podge-Rocksand the other was attached to the piece of scrap wood. (An electric drill is handy here for pre-drilling your screw holes)

Then, following the directions on the E6000 I glued the tart pan base to the tart pan ring:Easy-Inexpensive-DIY-Cake-Stand-Tutorial-Cheltenham-Road-for-Mod-Podge-Rocksand (once that had . . . dried!) I attached, again using the E6000, the piece of scrap wood to the underside of the tart pan base.

Modular-Cake-Stand-Assembly-Glue-Base-Cheltenham-Road-for-Mod-Podge-RocksScrew it all together and you’ve got yourself a cupcake delivery system! (or a craft show display item – your choice).

Learn how to make a DIY cake stand from thrift store materials and basic hardware. You can also easily disassemble this one to store it! Learn how to make a DIY cake stand from thrift store materials and basic hardware. You can also easily disassemble this one to store it!

And when you’re done, just unscrew the connecting pipe and you have a nice, neat, store-able, cake stand for next time:

Learn how to make a DIY cake stand from thrift store materials and basic hardware. You can also easily disassemble this one to store it!

Notes and Thoughts:

  • I had to play around a bit with the pipe fittings to make sure the screwed in at straight angles – test the ones you buy before you buy them to make sure everything screws together nicely
  • I didn’t paint the very bottom of the tart pan but you easily could if you wanted.
  • You could do pretty much the same procedure but flip the tart pan over if you didn’t want the edge or the ring to face up. That might also make a nice “frame” around the mod-podged design.
  • The Bingo wrapping paper is from Paper Source.  You could use scrap paper or anything that appealed.
  • Yes I ate all the cupcakes. These are the kinds of sacrifices I must make.

As always I will monitor the comments if you have any questions or if anything wasn’t clear.

Thanks very much!

David

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CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong book review and giveaway http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/craftfail-when-homemade-goes-horribly-wrong-book-review.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/craftfail-when-homemade-goes-horribly-wrong-book-review.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:53:23 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41438 We’ve all done it. We’ve all had a craft that didn’t go as we planned – a “fail,” if you will. And that’s why my friend Heather of the popular blog Dollar Store Crafts also started a blog called CraftFail! If you haven’t been, it’s truly a hilarious site. Filled with all sorts of crafting... 

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craft-fail-bookWe’ve all done it. We’ve all had a craft that didn’t go as we planned – a “fail,” if you will. And that’s why my friend Heather of the popular blog Dollar Store Crafts also started a blog called CraftFail! If you haven’t been, it’s truly a hilarious site. Filled with all sorts of crafting and food mess ups (I’m proud to be on the site many times over) that will make you laugh until you cry.

I’m so proud of Heather because she has just recently written her first book based on the CraftFail blog – and it’s appropriately titled “CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong.” The book is divided into several sections:

  • Home Decor fails
  • Fashion fails
  • Holiday fails
  • Food fails
  • Martha made it
  • Kids. Crafts. Fails.
  • A for effort

Let’s get to the nitty gritty – you’re going to laugh your head off. You might even squeal at how badly a few innocent and well meaning crafters messed up (guilty as charged). All of the sections of the book are awesome, with tons of fails each more hilarious than the next. There aren’t just a few flops . . . CraftFail is loaded with them!

Let me show you what I mean:

Bad Bunny Cake-goodBetty’s ideal bunny cake . . .

Bad Bunny Caketurns into one that looks like it was done by someone wearing a blindfold!

Busted Paper Mache Animal-goodA paper mache animal bust . . .

Busted Paper Mache Animal-FAILends up being a bust all right!

Melted Crayon Canvas-goodColorful melted crayon art . . .

Melted Crayon Canvas-FAILresults in a call to the fire department!

I know you’re laughing now . . . you just can’t help it! You really need to get a copy of CraftFail ASAP. It’s one of those books that would make an amazing present for mom, your best friend, or anyone you know who likes to get creative and has a good sense of humor. This is one you’ll keep on the shelf and refer to whenever you need a good laugh . . . or you failed and need to remember that others do as well!

Grab your copy, but I’m also going to give one lucky winner the chance below. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget and good luck!

*all photos courtesy of Workman Publishing

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Build your own marker holder http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/build-your-own-marker-holder.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/03/build-your-own-marker-holder.html#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:26:11 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41434 I’m really in love with the Kaisercraft “build your own” series of goodies. Have you seen them? They have bookends, home decor items, and even this marker and pen holder. Basically you receive a set of MDF pieces flat and wrapped in a package . . . and then you build it yourself according to the... 

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pen2I’m really in love with the Kaisercraft “build your own” series of goodies. Have you seen them? They have bookends, home decor items, and even this marker and pen holder. Basically you receive a set of MDF pieces flat and wrapped in a package . . . and then you build it yourself according to the simple instructions. Finally you’ll paint, decoupage, or do whatever you like to make the piece amazing. In this case, Meghan painted the pen holder pink and added some fancy scrapbook paper with her decoupage medium (of course, the magical Mod Podge). In a few minutes, she had the perfect desk organizer for all of her markers and inks. It even has a cute little drawer for other stuff like glitter, scissors, etc. Are you wondering more about this project? Just click the link below!

Build and design your own pen holder at Blitsy Crafts

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Make notecards with Mod Podge and glitter http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/make-notecards-with-mod-podge-and-glitter.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/make-notecards-with-mod-podge-and-glitter.html#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:11:57 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41326 Hello, Mod Podge fans! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial with you all! I don’t know about you all, but I love creating (and sending and receiving!) handmade notecards. But can you believe that I’ve never once used Mod Podge to decorate a card? It’s true, so... 

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Learn how to make notecards with Mod Podge and glitter. Adhesive stencils help you get the fun design on the front!Hello, Mod Podge fans! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial with you all! I don’t know about you all, but I love creating (and sending and receiving!) handmade notecards. But can you believe that I’ve never once used Mod Podge to decorate a card? It’s true, so I set out to fix this . . . 

Here’s how to make notecards using decoupage medium and glitter!

Materials:

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Rocks Peel and Stick Stencils
  • spouncer
  • glitter
  • blank notecards + envelopes

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Step 1: I’ve used Amy’s line of Peel and Stick Stencils a handful of times, and each time I’m amazed at how easy they are to use. The best part? They clean easily and the adhesive will reactivate for up to 20 uses.

The first step is to remove the stencil from the backing, and place on notecard. Use a spouncer to apply Mod Podge through cutout area of stencil.

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Step 2: Remove stencil, and apply glitter to Mod Podge. One thing to note: you need to get your surface glittered while the Mod Podge is still wet, and it can dry quickly, so you may need to work fast.

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Place stencil back on carrier sheet and wash. Allow Mod Podged area to dry completely, then use a small brush to remove any excess glitter from surface.

And that’s it! I slipped the notecards into clear 4×6 cello sleeves to protect the glittered surface (the sleeves are also great if you want to sell or gift the cards)!

Learn how to make notecards with Mod Podge and glitter. Adhesive stencils help you get the fun design on the front! Learn how to make notecards with Mod Podge and glitter. Adhesive stencils help you get the fun design on the front! Learn how to make notecards with Mod Podge and glitter. Adhesive stencils help you get the fun design on the front!

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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Decoupage with vintage fabric – DIY coasters http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/decoupage-with-vintage-fabric-diy-coasters.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/decoupage-with-vintage-fabric-diy-coasters.html#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:11:53 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41297   Hi there! It’s Shannon from Madigan Made again. I think I’ve shared this with you before, but I have a THING for vintage floral fabrics. I can’t help it. Every time I’m in a thrift store or antique shop, I head right for the scarves, linens and handkerchiefs. I love it when I find... 

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 Learn how to make simple DIY coasters with vintage fabric and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!

Hi there! It’s Shannon from Madigan Made again. I think I’ve shared this with you before, but I have a THING for vintage floral fabrics. I can’t help it. Every time I’m in a thrift store or antique shop, I head right for the scarves, linens and handkerchiefs. I love it when I find a great print!

I’ve had this old red and pink floral scarf for ages. It was a hand-me-down from my husband’s aunt. We can never have enough coasters in our house, so I thought it would be fun to make a set of coasters with the fabric.

Grab your decoupage and make your own coasters today by following these simple steps.

Simple DIY decoupage felt and fabric coasters

Easy Decoupage Fabric Coasters

Supplies used:

  • Decorative fabric
  • Felt
  • Mod Podge Fabric
  • Brush
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Straight edge

felt and fabric DIY decoupage coasters

Instructions:

Using a ruler and straight edge, cut out 4” x 4” squares of felt. Cut out swatches of your decorative fabric that are closer to 5” x 5” in shape. (you do not need to be exact with the decorative fabric)

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Apply a medium coat of decoupage over the felt square. Firmly press the decorative fabric over the glue and felt, smoothing out any bubbles. Repeat with the other felt squares and fabric. (Note: be sure to use Fabric Formula Mod Podge so that the coasters will be water resistant.)

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Brush a thin coat of decoupage over the top of the decorative fabric. Make sure to cover fabric that extends out beyond the felt square. (This layer will help seal the fabric, give it a shiny, oil cloth appearance and prevent fraying in the next step.)

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Once the decoupage is dry, carefully trim the excess decorative fabric away from the felt square. Since the fabric has a coating of decoupage on it, it should cut without fraying.

felt and fabric DIY decoupage coasters

 These simple coasters would make great gifts. I love that you can customize them for the season or holiday, too!

Learn how to make simple DIY coasters with vintage fabric and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!

So cute!

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DIY papier mache bowls http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-papier-mache-bowls.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-papier-mache-bowls.html#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:42:40 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41339 I seriously love making bowls with Mod Podge. It’s fun, and easy – if you are a decoupage beginner, bowls are a good place to start! I’ve seen a variety of Podgey bowls over the course of time, but I really love this version by Chelsea. I found this project and pinned it before I... 

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bowlsI seriously love making bowls with Mod Podge. It’s fun, and easy – if you are a decoupage beginner, bowls are a good place to start! I’ve seen a variety of Podgey bowls over the course of time, but I really love this version by Chelsea. I found this project and pinned it before I even realized it was made of newspaper and Mod Podge! I really love the gold and how budget friendly it is . . . you can probably make these guys with what you have on hand. To get the tutorial, all you have to do is visit Chelsea below.

DIY papier mache bowls at Lovely Indeed

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How to make a dreamlight http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/how-to-make-a-dreamlight.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/how-to-make-a-dreamlight.html#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:35:31 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41336 Years ago I had a friend named Kirie. She lived on the edge of the Olympic Mountains in a cabin, right on the Hood Canal. She had such a cool piece of property, with a ladder that went directly into the water. And one night, one particularly warm summer night, some friends and I decided... 

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mod-podge-dreamlightYears ago I had a friend named Kirie. She lived on the edge of the Olympic Mountains in a cabin, right on the Hood Canal. She had such a cool piece of property, with a ladder that went directly into the water. And one night, one particularly warm summer night, some friends and I decided to go swimming in the canal. And what happened when we got into the water and started moving our hands and feet around, doggie paddling? A warm glow came from bioluminescent dinoflagellate – basically, plankton that glow in the dark. Have you ever heard of such a thing? It’s truly amazing to see, and even more amazing to see at night in the ocean. 

My point? This glowing lantern from Bre makes me remember that night – one of the best memories of my life. You can make these lanterns yourself very easily with Mod Podge, glitter, and mason jars. I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to get back to the ocean and swim with the plankton again, but until then, these dreamlights provide some nice memories. Learn how to make them below!

Urban Outfitters inspired dreamlight tutorial at bre pea

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How to make comic book letters http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/make-comic-book-letters.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/make-comic-book-letters.html#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:58:01 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41319 Decoupage projects made with comic books are some of the most popular on this blog – and I think for good reason. They are totally nerd-a-licious! You can use MDF letters in the size and font of your choice . . . if you want to go larger than a page, simply patchwork the comics... 

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How to make comic book lettersDecoupage projects made with comic books are some of the most popular on this blog – and I think for good reason. They are totally nerd-a-licious! You can use MDF letters in the size and font of your choice . . . if you want to go larger than a page, simply patchwork the comics together. This craft is perfect for a kids’ room, or a man cave, or even a craft studio if you are a girl nerd like me. You won’t believe how easy they are to make, even if you don’t have that much Podgey experience. If you fancy them, click the link below.

How to create comic book letters at CraftCuts.com

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DIY storage boxes http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-storage-boxes.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-storage-boxes.html#respond Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:38:47 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41316 Sometimes storage doesn’t have to be good looking, at least it can just be plain if it’s going in a trunk or a cabinet. But if you are like me and you don’t have a lot of hidden storage, then sometimes it needs to be a bit more attractive because people are going to see... 

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DIY-storage-boxesSometimes storage doesn’t have to be good looking, at least it can just be plain if it’s going in a trunk or a cabinet. But if you are like me and you don’t have a lot of hidden storage, then sometimes it needs to be a bit more attractive because people are going to see it. Styled, even. That’s what I love about these three DIY storage options made from felt, cardboard/fabric, and wire. Only the middle is made with Mod Podge (so you can see the tutorial for that by clicking on the link below), but I appreciate the other two as well. I might need a few felt bins (or 10) and definitely one of those wire options for my fabric. I’d love to hear about some of your storage creations in the comments!

DIY storage boxes at Best Friends for Frosting

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DIY lamp made of cardboard http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-lamp-made-cardboard.html http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2015/02/diy-lamp-made-cardboard.html#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:23:19 +0000 http://modpodgerocksblog.com/?p=41313 A lamp made of cardboard? I know, it seems crazy – how could it possibly look good . . . and won’t it catch on fire? Well, let’s start with the looks. I’m all about this patchwork floral motif that this pendant lamp has going on, and it’s easy to personalize with Mod Podge, of... 

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DIY lamp made of cardboardA lamp made of cardboard? I know, it seems crazy – how could it possibly look good . . . and won’t it catch on fire? Well, let’s start with the looks. I’m all about this patchwork floral motif that this pendant lamp has going on, and it’s easy to personalize with Mod Podge, of course. You can pick any papers you like! And as far as the flammability, and Johanna provides a template so that you can cut this out yourself, and no part of it touches the pendant lamp bulb (you can purchase something like this pendant at IKEA). As long as you follow her diagram and make sure that none of the cardboard touches bulb, you are good to go. I love it and think a pendant like this would be perfect in a craft studio or kids’ room. What do you think?

Papplampe at Johanna Rundel

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